Trademark counsel and branding experts often
seem to be on opposite sides – yet their combined
knowledge and creative genius can provide
significant added value by helping to develop and
build stronger, safer brands, if only they can learn to
While smell marks are protectable under EU
trademark law, the requirement that signs be
‘graphically representable’ has proved a serious
stumbling block to registration and one that is
unlikely to be removed by the new proposed
Community Trademark Regulation
The latest trademark amendments will
further improve Russia’s trademark regime
International - New research from Verisign has revealed that only 3% of the second-level domains registered in new gTLDs contain business websites, with pay-per-click usage dwarfing that level. However, there are some caveats to consider.
Trevor Little | August 14 2014
United States - New research has laid into the assumptions used in recent studies evidencing the positive economic impact of intellectual property. The paper, carried out by Eli Dourado and Ian Robinson of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, is specifically critical of US research projects that it feels make a “substantial leap from the fact that IP exists within a particular industry to the conclusion that job creation and employment in that industry hinge on strong IP protections”.
Trevor Little | August 11 2014
International - With new innovations emerging in anti-counterfeiting and authentication, especially surrounding security methods being developed to combat the counterfeit threat of 3D printing, a natural question to ask is where this leaves the humble hologram. We talk to commentators about the future of holography.
Tim Lince | August 11 2014