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Cuba issues first consumer protection rules, IHOB “a flop”, and cost of a country rebrand: news round-up
In our latest round-up, we look at Alibaba and Kantar teaming up to redefine brand building in China, how the trademark in fake Italian goods costs Italy billions, Ukraine developing an institution of IP inspectors, and a hip-hop artist has been ordered to pay $2 million for infringing on an independent rapper’s trademark.
Croatia repeals Board of Appeals - IP Office decisions must now be challenged before Administrative Court
The Croatian Parliament has passed the Law on Amendments to the Trademark Law, which repealed the Board of Appeals. Decisions of the IP Office can no longer be challenged before the Board of Appeals: aggrieved parties must now file an administrative lawsuit before the Administrative Court in Zagreb. The Board of Appeals will continue to operate until all pending appeal cases are resolved.
Toys-R-Us brand auction, EUIPO targets scammers and China’s crackdown on World Cup fakes: news round-up
In our latest round-up, we look at Harry Potter fans' upset at cease-and-desist letters related to fan festivals, the Benelux trademark reform that has come into force, how China is cracking down on World Cup fakes and the changing value of food brands.
During a session at last week’s ECTA Annual Conference, experts made some bold often startling predictions on where they see the trademark industry in 10 years. While some were unsurprising, such as how artificial intelligence and automation will improve efficiency, there were some unexpected suggestions, including how the role of law could change in the future.
Levi’s labelled trademark bully, Swiss shop holds IHOB mark and call for independent Rwandan IP office: news round-up
In our latest round-up, we look at why Levi’s is accused of being “one of the world’s biggest trademark bullies”, the South African health minister's plea for plain packaging on tobacco products, the calls for an independent, standalone IP office in Rwanda and the sale of Nine West Holdings' intellectual property.
World Cup ambush marketing warning, muppet lawyer speaks out, and brands urged to get political: news round-up
In our latest round-up, we look at Velcro Companies releasing a new music video, a law professor fighting to keep Rapunzel trademark public, the Germany whisky that may sound too Scottish, a warning about counterfeit electrical products, and a study that finds the vast majority of consumers want brands to speak up about political and social issues.
A new IP law will come into force in the Southeast Asian nation of Laos this weekend, introducing trademark opposition procedures to the country for the first time. The new law stipulates the creation of a new digital platform for brand rights and expands the range of images eligible for trademark protection in the jurisdiction, among other things.
USPTO proposes paperless future, law firm inequality and liquid crystal anti-counterfeiting: news round-up
In our latest trademark industry news round-up, we look at a notice of proposed rulemaking from the USPTO, Twitter prevailing in a trademark dispute and research exploring law firm gender inequality.
This week, the Guardian reported that the treatment of geographical indications is proving a sticking point in the ongoing Brexit negotiations, with the European Union having “stepped up demands on the UK to legislate to preserve the status of European speciality produce”. While trademark associations have confirmed their support for a system of mutual recognition, the UK government has proved resistant to making any guarantees. The result is uncertainty for rights holders and producers.
New research has revealed that the sellers of counterfeit cosmetic goods are increasingly utilising social media to attract and dupe consumers. Importantly, the study has revealed that half of the consumers polled expect brands to take responsibility for protecting them from fakes.
Bitcoin trademark sparks anger, new Corsearch partnership and media decries Ivanka Trump marks: news round-up
In our latest round-up, we look at Hasbro being granted a registered mark for the smell of Play-Doh, a Kenyan lawyer blasting proposed anti-counterfeiting legislation, a UK company obtaining a mark for BITCOIN, and media coverage of trademarks from China linked to Ivanka Trump.
The $20 million Annual Meeting, Amazon’s everyday heroes and Smurfs make an appearance: INTA 2018 day two report
As well as often being the busiest day for attendees, with proceedings having kicked off on Saturday, the Monday of the INTA Annual Meeting marks the halfway point of the event. Trying to keep up with the rapid pace of activities (and maintain energy levels), the World Trademark Review editorial team presents some of their highlights from the second jam-packed day of the event.
In this week’s World Trademark Review country data report, we provide a rundown of India’s trademark landscape. We explore the surge in registrations at the Indian IP office, reveal the top filers in the country, and inspect the widespread fall in value of the country’s top brands.
In our latest round-up, we look at a number of trademarks that appear to be related to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the USPTO unveiling a new resource center, a look at Facebook takedown numbers in the second half of 2017, and how the Toys-R-Us brand is now on the market.
EUIPO escapes liability in public procurement case as ECJ partially sets aside General Court judgment
The decision of the ECJ in EUIPO v European Dynamics Luxembourg SA confirms that the EUIPO may incur non-contractual liability in cases involving calls for tenders in public procurement. However, in this case the EUIPO escaped liability because the unsuccessful tenderer failed to prove the link between the EUIPO's decision to reject its tender and the damage allegedly suffered.
NBA star to deliver USPTO event keynote, Frida Kahlo lawsuit, and Google named most loved US brand: news round-up
In our latest round-up, we look at the keynote speaker at the USPTO National Trademark Expo in July, a Canadian lawyer rallying against changes to the country’s trademark law, the brands named the most loved by American consumers, and how Amazon’s Alexa has been named the “biggest challenge for brands since the Internet”.
China’s trademark office to drastically reduce filing times; experts confident quality will be maintained
As part of its three-year reform plans, China’s State Intellectual Property Office has revealed that filing review times at the China Trademark Office (CTMO) will be reduced to six months by the end of 2018 and to four months by 2020. Although applications continue to surge at the CTMO, experts are confident that these targets will be hit while predicting that the quality of registrations will also be maintained.
Burberry targets Target, Google launches GDPR-ready WHOIS records and battle of the cat hotels: news round-up
In our latest round-up, we look at why Burberry is filing suit against discount retailer Target, Kenya’s president's warning about counterfeiting damage, how Google changing its WHOIS records in time for the upcoming GDPR enforcement date and much more.
UK trademark scene post-Brexit: a world-class IP office dealing with uncertainty in a volatile brand environment
In our country data report this week, we provide a breakdown of the UK trademark market examining how the Brexit referendum has affected filing strategies, inspecting how domestic brand values have changed in the last few years and analysing the stellar performance of the UK IP Office.
Supreme most searched counterfeit brand, IACC training programme and massive confectionery brand portfolio sold: news round-up
In our latest round-up, we look at Under Armour launching a trademark suit against a competitor, how online searches for fake fashion is soaring, the massive portfolio of confectionery brands that has been sold off and details of the IACC’s latest training programme.
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