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Sweden considering prison for infringers, EUIPO switches banks and cops brandishing fake firearms: news round-up
In our latest news round-up, we look the Qatari government continuing its counterfeit crackdown, a cheese stand-off between the European Union and Mexico, how multimedia trademarks could transform the video game industry and reports of police in Pakistan using counterfeit firearms.
In our latest news round-up we look at how the Zimbabwe government is hiring a technology company to tackle counterfeit goods, the brands being accused of using “underhand tricks” to fool consumers and a new report looking at the leading Chinese brands.
Scotch Whisky toasts trademark renewal, fake toy epidemic, and IACC looks back on 2017: news round-up
In our latest news round-up we look at the US Senate’s announcement that nominated USPTO director Andrei Iancu will be voted on next week, Costco Korea losing a design infringement suit, ICANN extending its GDPR consideration window, and the retirement of the Swaziland trademark registrar.
In our latest news round-up we look at the European Commission beginning a public consultation for its global counterfeit and piracy watch-list, another new innovation in anti-counterfeiting, a flurry of trademark activity related to the Super Bowl and an initiative by the International Trademark Association which helped homeless people in New York.
Pharma brands warned not to be ‘trademark bullies’, Turkey on top, and world’s oldest mark: news round-up
In our latest news round-up we look at Turkey moving to the top of the European trademark filing league, Activision prevailing in a lawsuit in China, a British football club being mocked for its new logo, and the search for the world’s oldest registered mark. Coverage this time from Tim Lince (TJL), Adam Houldsworth (AH) and Timothy Au (TA).
In our latest news round-up, we look at an education initiative from the UKIPO which has received some criticism, Canada Goose’s attempt to tackle a network of unnamed counterfeiters and a three-time Super Bowl champion’s efforts to tackle fakes on social media.
Controversy over MeToo application, Myanmar IP overhaul, and California cannabis marks: news round-up
In our latest news round-up we look at California accepting state-wide trademarks for cannabis-related goods and services, Myanmar moving a step closer to an IP overhaul, and a controversial trademark application seemingly linked to the MeToo movement. Coverage this time from Trevor Little (TL), Tim Lince (TJL), and Adam Houldsworth (AH).
More empathy needed in trademark enforcement, says café owner who labelled Coca-Cola a “corporate bully”
A New Zealand café owner who hit the headlines after branding Coca-Cola a “corporate bully” has said that she felt “backed into a corner” when she received a threatening cease-and-desist letter late last year. Speaking to World Trademark Review about the potential lessons from her dispute with the multinational corporation, Claire Rientjes suggested that trademark owners show more empathy and take a cooperative approach when enforcing their rights against small businesses.
In our latest news round-up we look at the announcement of a new IP minister in the UK, INTA welcomes its new president, the latest development in the long-running Havana Club dispute, and the Vegas Golden Knights have addressed a trademark opposition by the US Army. Coverage this time from Trevor Little (TL) and Tim Lince (TJL).
“Now we can step on the gas”: Corsearch CEO reveals future plans after private equity deal completion
On January 5 Corsearch announced the closure of its sale to Audax Private Equity. The latest in a series of high-profile acquisitions of trademark solutions companies, the move has resulted in a newly independent entity. In an exclusive interview with World Trademark Review, Corsearch President and Chief Executive Officer Tobias Hartmann has revealed the company’s product and growth plans.
In our latest news round-up, we look at a brand protection technology company closing a $12 million investment round, an author seeking registered trademark protection for a steamy National Hockey League team name, the EU Intellectual Property Office no longer accepting applications by fax and a new warning about brand misuse on app stores.
USPTO urged to address mobile issues, Malawi to establish national office, and bootleg fashion all the rage: news round-up
Every Tuesday and Friday World Trademark Review presents a round-up of news, developments and insights from across the trademark sphere. In this edition, we look at the US Patent and Trademark Office being urged to improve its mobile capability, the new Trademarks Bill introduced in Malawi and the impending deadline to apply for the EU Intellectual Property Office’s top job.
New research has examined how religious signs are increasingly used in trade, and revealed how misappropriation by nefarious sellers can be harmful to the identity and preservation of religious cultures. To that end, the study’s author tells World Trademark Review that governments “should do more” to protect religious signs and that religious organisations must engage in commercial activities in order to fight back against misappropriation.
Every Tuesday and Friday World Trademark Review presents a round-up of news, developments and insights from across the trademark sphere. In this edition, we look at Tanzania's launch of a new online system for trademarks, the removal of Thailand from the Office of the US Trade Representative’s priority watch list, the US Department of Justice's expansion of its IP enforcement network and a former James Bond actor’s registered trademark protection for his name.
With 2017 in the rear-view mirror, the latest edition of World Trademark Review identifies 25 trademark industry developments and trends that you should be mindful of in the months and years ahead.
Trump's USPTO nominee confirmed, victory for Louboutin, and significant changes at Nigerian IP registry: news round-up
In our latest news round-up we report why Louboutin's red sole mark has been declared ‘well known’ by the Delhi High Court, consider upcoming changes at Nigeria’s registry of Trademarks, Patents and Design, and scrutinise research that reveals the power of colour in brand identity. Coverage this time from Trevor Little (TL), Tim Lince (TJL), and Adam Houldsworth (AH).
EUIPO doubles funding for IPC3, Poundland launches Twin Peaks and Birkenstock clashes with Amazon (again): news round-up
Every Tuesday and Friday World Trademark Review presents a round-up of news, developments and insights from across the trademark sphere. In this edition, we look at the European Parliament’s document on IP issues related to three-dimensional printing, a landmark decision for Manuka honey protection and an IP lawyer calling for an improved IP system in Nigeria.
Singapore counterfeit goods ruling highlights why brand owners and shipping companies must cooperate
The Singapore High Court has found a freight company not liable for the transport of counterfeit goods from China. The landmark decision is bad news for rights holders who seek effective means to tackle the container shipping of fake goods and who have other concerns about proposed changes to customs regulations in the city-state. However, in underscoring the importance of voluntary cooperation between brands and shipping lines for stemming the flow of knock-off goods, the ruling may have a silver lining.
A well-loved Canadian pastry company got entangled in a PR crisis this week over accusations of perceived trademark enforcement overreach. While the marketing team gave a canny response on social media which appears to have quelled most of the outcry, evidence suggests that the negative impact could have a lasting effect on the brand. It is another reminder of the risks of trademark enforcement and how practitioners must tread carefully in the age of social media.
The International Trademark Association (INTA) has published a Brexit position paper, making a series of recommendations to negotiators on the treatment of intellectual property. INTA has also revealed that it is working directly with the negotiating parties and the UK Intellectual Property Office to ensure that IP and brand-related issues are properly addressed.
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