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Pieter van den Bulck, legal IP director at the world’s largest brewing company, has called on trademark professionals to engage more closely with their brands’ corporate social responsibility strategy. Speaking exclusively to World Trademark Review, he noted that this will require “a very open mind” and willingness to check traditional legal approaches at the door.
Wine seized after Alibaba tip-off, EUIPO opens design awards nominations and Gene Simmons gets emotional: news round-up (Blog)
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 Chinese authorities seizing thousands of bottles of wine after an Alibaba tip-off and a literally EPIC battle between beer brewers, Gene Simmons gets hot-under-the-collar about his withdrawn ‘devil horns’ trademark application, and a lawyer commends the “pitch perfect realism” of a TV comedy show's depiction of a court case.
“The results were mind-blowing”: study reveals widespread problem of domain name combosquatting (Blog)
Recent research has provided new insights into the little-understood phenomenon of domain name ‘combosquatting’. Revealing that the scale of the problem is far greater than previously imagined, the study is a wake-up call for online brands that see their trademarks being used to lure internet users to malicious websites. As well as underscoring the difficulties with tackling these activities, the study’s authors have hinted at some of the possible responses that brand owners might adopt.
The Slants trademark registered, fake poppies seized and Jared Kushner visits notorious Silk Street Market: news round-up (Blog)
Every Tuesday and Friday World Trademark Review presents a round-up of news, developments and insights from across the trademark sphere. In the latest edition, we look at video game developer Activision being sued for its use of humvees in Call of Duty games, Qatar launching an electronic trademark registration system and an artist causing a stir by selling a fully-functional toilet made of authentic Louis Vuitton bags.
China pledges IP cooperation, Kanye West trademark fuels rumours, takeaways from INTA Leadership Meeting: news round-up (Blog)
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 some takeaways from the recent International Trademark Association Leadership Meeting, China’s latest pledge to increase cooperation over IP rights and a tense trademark dispute over honey.
Nominations have been flowing since World Trademark Review launched our annual search for the world’s best corporate trademark professionals at the end of September. There is still time to nominate an in-house team or individual before the process ends on December 8 2017.
Canada’s proposed Child Health Protection Act is making its way through the country’s legislative process. Outlawing the marketing of unhealthy foods to children, it could have a significant impact on the use of food and beverage trademarks. Although the bill exempts affected trademarks from cancellation through non-use, there are fears that it will create a new class of brands deemed to be “in limbo”.
USPTO unveils pilot programme, Nike logo implicated in Paradise Papers leak and EUIPO grants BREXIT trademark: news round-up (Blog)
In the latest news round-up, we look at a new pilot programme launched by the US Patent and Trademark Office, the IP attorney seeking to be Virginia’s next governor, the launch of the world’s first automated trademark assistant and how Nike’s ‘swoosh’ logo has been implicated in this week’s Paradise Papers leak.
EU/US disagreements highlighted as USPTO rejects inclusion of intellectual property in Hague Convention (Blog)
The US Patent and Trademark Office has used the recent quarterly meeting of its Trademark Public Advisory Committee to announce its opposition to the inclusion of IP law in the proposed Hague Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments. The newly-announced position brings the office into conflict with the European Union on an issue which is proving to be divisive in the IP community.
Comic Con battle escalates, UK opposition levels jump and tomorrow’s trademark leaders: news round-up (Blog)
In our latest news round-up we report on the escalation of a Comic Con trademark spat into a free speech row, the unveiling of trademark industry leaders, the formation of a new Argentinian law firm and how North Korea is working towards the establishment of “world-class” consumer brands.
USPTO seeks greater cooperation with the Department of Justice in fight against fraudulent solicitation scammers (Blog)
US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Trademark Commissioner Mary Boney Denison has expanded on the office’s proactive efforts to clamp down on fraudulent and misleading trademark solicitation campaigns. Offering assurances that the matter is being dealt with as a priority, she disclosed plans to have USPTO staff members placed in the Department of Justice to aid prosecution efforts.
KIPO calls out Chinese plagiarism, USPTO rule making, reality show trademark protection and pugs in Prada: news round-up (Blog)
In our final news round-up of the week, we look at the IP fallout from Kid Rock’s latest tour announcement, how the Korean Intellectual Property Office is speaking out on behalf of infringed domestic brands, the status of trademarks in space and the US Patent and Trademark Office’s planned abolition of interference proceedings.
Apple and Samsung back in court, trademark preparation for Singles Day, and an NBA legend’s counterfeit haul: news round-up (Blog)
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 next step in a long-running IP feud between Apple and Samsung, the staff union of the European Patent Office’s reaction to the appointment of António Campinos as its next president and a call for plain packaging in United Arab Emirates.
Google tackles phishing, Apple faces Animoji fight and domain headache for Gleissner: news round-up (Blog)
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 Japanese company suing Apple over use of the name Animoji, the latest World Intellectual Property Organisation report on Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy figures, a counterfeiting case which led to allegations of attorney misconduct and a brand expert urging more use of social media by law firms.
eBay launches new authentication programme as it seeks to remain ‘gold standard’ platform for rights protection (Blog)
Leading online marketplace eBay has launched an innovative new programme to verify high-priced fashion and luxury goods. While it will not lead to a significant reduction in the overall volume of online counterfeiting, experts tell World Trademark Review that the service could have a significant impact on the most damaging form of illicit internet sales those where consumers who intend to buy an authentic product unwittingly end up with a fake.
Monster mashed, Golden Knights saga continues, and the complicated relationship between brands and musicians: news round-up (Blog)
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 Monster Energy’s difficult opposition in Singapore, the rise in partnerships between brands and independent musicians, and increased trademark fees in Egypt and Russia.
Skoda has been banned from using the car model name ‘Monte Carlo’ in India following allegations of infringement by a local fashion brand. The dispute underscores the crucial importance of thorough trademark searches in all jurisdictions and the growing vigilance of domestic brands in protecting their rights against multinational corporations.
Bad news for Louis Vuitton, UKIPO wants your ideas, Trump unveils ITC nominations and adventures of a ‘knock-off brand’: news round-up (Blog)
In this week’s round-up of news, developments and insights from across the trademark sphere, we look at US President Donald Trump’s two nominations for the US International Trade Commission, a writer’s experience as the face of a well-known ‘knock-off' brand and a title that Louis Vuitton will not welcome.
With the prospect of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, the UK government should have unilateral trademark provisions on standby (Blog)
UK Prime Minister Theresa May spoke again this week of the possibility of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union without a negotiated deal, and dismissed joining the European Economic Area as an option for the country. With the outcomes favoured by most brands and IP professionals unlikely in such a scenario, it is crucial for the United Kingdom to formulate an approach to EU trademarks in the event of a 'hard' Brexit.
WIPO considers Azerbaijan office, Caribbean nations urged to monetise intellectual property and India ponders packaging law change: news round-up (Blog)
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 how the Indian government is considering a change to packaging laws following pressure from European brands, the World Intellectual Property Office mulling over a new office in Azerbaijan and much more.
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