The IP Hub Master Plan is designed to turn Singapore
into a global IP hub. While the main thrust of the
report is innovation and patent protection, some
recommendations in the report will also impact on
The latest amendments to the Trademark Law
introduce several key changes, including writing the
principle of good faith into the law in an attempt to
stamp out bad practices such as counterfeiting and
While the dust settled on the L’Oreal v Bellure
decision some time ago, clarification is still needed
on recognised functions of a trademark. Without this,
there is a danger that the treatment of marks will run
contrary to the core purpose of trademarks as economic
tools in an effective competitive marketplace
International - The nomination window for the 2014 WTR Industry Awards closes in one week – vote now to ensure that your clients, colleagues and peers receive the recognition they deserve.
Trevor Little | December 06 2013
United Kingdom - AdWords returned as a trademark battleground this week with UK cosmetics company Lush taking Amazon to the High Court of England and Wales, claiming trademark infringement. Following the Interflora ruling earlier this year, the issue of keyword use remains a live topic in the UK courts.
John van der Luit-Drummond | December 04 2013
International - With Cyber Monday marking the start of December’s shopping frenzy, law enforcement and brand owners have both moved to highlight their successes against online counterfeiting sites. This is the fourth year in which the US IPR Center has targeted such websites on Cyber Monday, and the results of the campaign make for interesting reading in light of OHIM’s recent study on consumer perception of IP.
Trevor Little | December 03 2013
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International Trademark Association
The International Trademark Association (INTA) is a not-for-profit membership association of more than 5,900 trademark owners and professionals, from more than 190 countries, dedicated to the support and advancement of trademarks and related intellectual property as elements of fair and effective national and international commerce.
INTA was founded in 1878 by 17 merchants and manufacturers who saw a need for an organization “to protect and promote the rights of trademark owners, to secure useful legislation and to give aid and encouragement to all efforts for the advancement and observance of trademark rights.” After 130 years, INTA continues its mission to represent the trademark community, shape public policy and advance professional knowledge and development.All partners »