On World Trademark Review last month we reported on President Obama’s nomination of Danny Marti for the position of US IP Enforcement Coordinator, noting that the wait continued for a permanent Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director at the USPTO, 19 months after the departure of David Kappos. The wait may soon be over following yesterday’s announcement...
The High Court in London has this morning delivered a landmark judgment establishing that trademark owners can secure court orders blocking websites that are structured to infringe their trademark rights by selling counterfeit goods online. The decision is believed to be the first in which an application for a website-blocking order against internet service providers (ISPs) in order to combat...
This week India pushed forward an initiative to increase tobacco warnings on packaging from 40% to 85%, the move following France’s recently announced plans to introduce plain packaging. It seems, then, that the global momentum of plain packaging is picking up and this week also saw the release of a report supporting plain packaging in Canada, authored by the Canadian Cancer Society.
Registrations for 3D marks are extremely attractive to rights holders – so much so that the European Court of Justice is continually adopting a stricter interpretation of the absolute grounds for refusal.
Anders Michael Poulsen reports
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A few challenges and concerns arise following the announcement of Michelle Lee as the next director of the USPTO. http://t.co/RrIngzDx2J
"We expect this decision to have an impact well beyond the UK." - Richemont vs ISPs leads to landmark judgement. http://t.co/8pHsskS3ug