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Talking trademarks: the changing IP landscape (Market intelligence)
As he enters his final year as executive director of the International Trademark Association (INTA), World Trademark Review sat down with Alan Drewsen to gain his thoughts on the major developments over the past 12 months, and the future challenges for the trademark industry.
Foreword (Market intelligence)
It is a pleasure to welcome you to the inaugural edition of Designs: A Global Guide, the latest publication to join the World Trademark Review portfolio. In an era characterised by intense product diversification and a correspondingly urgent need to stand out in the market, the protection and enforcement of design rights have become key tools in the IP professional’s armoury. However, the approach taken to designs varies from country to country, leaving counsel to navigate a complex web of regimes. Reflecting this, Designs: A Global Guide is intended to provide practitioners with an invaluable reference guide to the designs regime in 21 key jurisdictions, as well as providing an overview of the European system. Written by experts from leading firms across the globe, the guide is designed to provide a simple, easy-to-use digest of some of the main issues involved in the protection, enforcement and exploitation of designs. Each chapter outlines the legal framework and registration procedures in the respective jurisdiction, considering the treatment of unregistered rights, the protection available for trade dress and the safeguarding of rights through other legal avenues, as well as presenting strategic enforcement advice. Although the chapters in this book offer valuable insight into the law and practice governing design rights, they do not seek to provide specific legal advice and should not be read as such. However, only those firms and organisations with specialist expertise in the field were invited to contribute, and the authors raise a number of critical points that rights holders and their advisers should take into consideration when constructing an international designs strategy. I am grateful to all the authors for their commitment to and participation in this valuable project. If you have any feedback on the guide, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Foreword (Market intelligence)
It is a pleasure to welcome you to the inaugural edition of Online Brand Enforcement: Protecting Your Trademarks in the Electronic Environment the latest publication to join the World Trademark Review portfolio. The online challenges faced by trademark counsel and brand protection specialists are in a constant state of flux. Whether through the creation of new forums in which counterfeit goods are sold, the adoption of increasingly sophisticated strategies by cybersquatters and phishers or the expansion of the Internet itself, the evolution of the online world means that brand protection specialists cannot afford to stand still.
WTR Pharmaceutical-Trademarks 2013 - Foreword (Market intelligence)
Over the past year, attention has turned to the pharmaceutical patent cliff, with a range of companies adapting to or preparing for the post-patent commercial reality. In such an environment, branding and trademark rights play a critical role in guarding and extending market share. Yet establishing and protecting those brands is a complex process strict controls at both the national and international levels mean that rights holders and their advisers must have detailed knowledge of the regulatory regimes that exist in parallel to the standard registration systems. To assist counsel in this competitive market, World Trademark Review is pleased to present the fourth edition of Pharmaceutical Trademarks A Global Guide.
World Trademark Review’s 50 market shapers (Magazine)
To mark World Trademark Review’s 50th edition, we identify 50 of the people, companies, cases and bigpicture issues that have defined the market on which we have been reporting for the last eight years
Industry Awards 2014 (Magazine)
On May 13 2014, World Trademark Review announced the winners of its eighth Industry Awards at an exclusive ceremony at the historic Happy Valley Racecourse in Hong Kong. The awards are designed to recognise the vital work carried out by in-house trademark counsel, and identify the teams and individuals that are performing their functions to the highest possible standards. Over the following pages we speak to the winners and explain why they were judged to be leading examples of industry best practice.
Inside INTA 2014 (Magazine)
World Trademark Review highlights the practical takeaways from the 2014 International Trademark Association annual meeting
Talking point: Interflora v Marks & Spencer (Magazine)
While the Interflora v Marks & Spencer plc ruling in some respects goes further than other decisions on the use of keywords, it also seems a natural progression from earlier case law. WTR asked a range of commentators for their reaction to the ruling, and whether it constitutes good or bad news for brand owners
Inside track: BBC (Magazine)
The brand protection team at the publicly funded BBC must work within budgetary constraints that could confound even the thriftiest of private sector in-house teams. To compound the challenge, the infringers they must contend with may also be their shareholders
This year’s MARQUES annual conference was organised around the theme “Reality Check”. The realities that it considered encompassed both the physical and virtual worlds, as well as predictions for the future of brand management and the European trademark system. WTR presents the highlights of the programme
At your service (Magazine)
Budgets are shrinking, workloads are rising and infringement is omnipresent. Against this background, accessing strategic non-legal trademark services has become increasingly crucial. But how is the industry meeting user demand and what does the future hold? In an exclusive survey, WTR polled trademark professionals for their thoughts on how the sector is matching up to their expectations, and put the responses to service providers
Global trademark practitioners from industry, private practice and the trademark services sector tackle the complex issue of trademark protection strategies in the new gTLD online environment
OHIM the users' perspective (Magazine)
For the past six years, the October/November issue of WTR has taken an in-depth look at the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM), seeking the views of the top representative filers and then asking OHIM to respond to user queries. This year, the research has been expanded to include the views of brand-owning filers on what has been another busy year in Alicante
Facilitating change (Magazine)
WTR sits down with Antonio Campinos, president of the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM), to present users’ questions
Talking Point: Genuine use in the Community (Magazine)
Advocate General Sharpston’s opinion in Leno Merken BV v Hagelkruis Beheer BV (Case C-149/11) stated that the “use of a CTM within the borders of a single member state is not, of itself, necessarily sufficient to constitute genuine use of that trademark, because the territorial scope of the use is merely one of the factors to take into account in the assessment”.
Global trademark practitioners offer practical guidance on the creation and execution of a resilient social media strategy
In October 2016 World Trademark Review convened a high-level leadership summit to discuss and strategise best practice for brand monetisation efforts. Here we present the key discussion points and takeaways
European consumer attitudes to counterfeits (Magazine)
The Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market’s latest study, European Citizens and Intellectual Property: Perception, Awareness and Behaviour, polled 26,500 European consumers on their attitudes to intellectual property. Drilling down, the report offers important insights into attitudes towards counterfeit products. Some of the key findings are represented below
WTR asked a range of trademark professionals, industry representatives and legal specialists to highlight the issues that they felt were most significant in 2013, either in their own jurisdiction or internationally, and what they anticipate will be major developments in 2014
Trademark Toolkit: Private investigations (Magazine)
Private investigators play an essential role in the identification and removal of counterfeit goods from the market. WTR asked several specialists for their advice on how brand owners can maximise the benefits of their relationship and investigation results
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