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Chile punches well above its weight from a trademark and branding perspective: exclusive data analysis
In this week’s country data report, we examine the major trademark trends in the Chilean market. We show that both domestic and foreign filings are stable, reveal the most valuable brands in the country, and analyse the key trademark classes used for both inbound and outbound applications.
$500 million counterfeit bust, David Beckham leaked logo typo, and another creative cease and desist: news round-up
In our latest round-up, we look at the brands loved by millennials but avoided by today’s teenagers, rising trademark applications in Cambodia, Saudi Arabia’s IP authority launching an official website, how thousands are boycotting brands on Twitter, In-N-Out’s pun-filled cease and desist letter, and much more.
IP Australia wins digital award, Stephen Colbert talks trademarks, and USPTO seeks new judge: news round-up
In our latest round-up, we look at UFC star Conor McGregor potentially facing a hefty fine in his latest trademark tussle, the Supreme newspaper promotion reminding us of the power of strong logos, a Minneapolis official who sought registered trademark protection of a blog that criticised her, and a Delhi court getting tough on perjury in a trademark case.
Audi launches anti-counterfeiting campaign, YouTube brand safety fiasco and TMview expands: news round-up
In our latest round-up, we look at the expansion of the EUIPO’s TMview search platform, Audi launching an anti-counterfeiting awareness campaign, Scotch Whisky attaining GI protection in South Africa, Chinese trademarks continuing rapid growth rate, and much more.
A look at the most popular articles and legal updates we have published over the past 12 months with Amazon overtaking Apple and Google to be named the world’s most valuable brand topping the table.
Defunct NFL franchise trademarks, counterfeiters target Kickstarter and Pinduoduo investigated: news round-up
In our latest round-up, we look at Chinese regulators launching an investigation into e-commerce platform Pinduoduo, how tomato DNA is being used to combat dangerous counterfeits, an IP workshop in Kashmir, the Vega+ games console losing branding rights, reveal the members of the new WHOIS working group and much more.
The Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) recently decided, without any warning, to modify the power of attorney requirements, making them very burdensome. In addition, and contrary to the principle of fairness, the PTO established that the new requirements would also apply to past cases. This led to administrative chaos and, following intervention by the Ministry of Economic Development, the PTO is now having to backtrack.
“Stop the uncritical worship of the God of Automation”: practitioners push back on end-to-end electronic filings
The comment period for a proposed rulemaking change that would mandate the electronic filing of trademark applications, and associated submissions, at the USPTO closed last night. A number of concerns were raised about the proposed move, with current online systems coming in for criticism and warnings that some of the proposed changes could create an opportunity for trademark scammers.
US Senate passes trademark resolution, UKIPO fake auto parts warning, and Taylor Swift’s cat marks: news round-up
In our latest round-up, we look at India exploring a drug serialisation programme, the TTAB looking for applications for a senior role, trademark lessons from the closure of the Ivanka Trump brand, a call for an IP tribunal in Uganda, and much more.
New IP officials - including a new director of trademarks and patents - have been appointed through a resolution published in the Official Gazette on 12 July 2018. These new appointments come in a climate of great uncertainty, mainly due to the suspension of the payment of official fees by foreign IP owners following a decision issued in February this year.
Plain packaging for bank loans, Honduras to appeal WTO ruling and legality of Burberry burning: news round-up
In our latest edition, we look at how the TTAB has sided with Italian fashion brand Gucci in a dispute with a family member of Gucci’s founder, Kazakhstan's new IP law amendments, how young people are seeking purpose-driven brands, how Aldi walks the lookalike line, and much more.
The USPTO is currently considering a policy change to require applicants from outside of the United States to hire US counsel (or an authorised practitioner) to prosecute their applications. In this guest policy op-ed, Eric Perrott, a trademark and copyright attorney with Gerben Law Firm in Washington DC, argues that such a move would help maintain the integrity of the US trademark register and the ultimate value of a US mark.
As part of the adaptation to the new presidential government system, most of the provisions of Law No 5,000 on the Establishment and Functions of the Patent and Trademark Office were revoked, which created some ambiguity as to the legal basis for the office’s existence. However, Presidential Decree No 4 has now re-established the Patent and Trademark Office.
Is the Brexit fog lifting? UKIPO confirms plan for “free” conversion of EU trademarks to UK register
In newly-released comments, the UKIPO has confirmed that the UK will protect all existing EU trademarks and registered Community designs when the country leaves the EU. Crucially, the transfer of 1.5 million rights will be automatic and free of charge.
Piggyback marketing, Alibaba expands on anti-counterfeiting efforts, and brands urged to use memes: news round-up
In our latest round-up, we look at China kicking off an online infringement campaign, Helly Hansen launching a trademark lawsuit against an Italian streetwear brand, a detailed look at the Cockygate story, research into so-called ‘piggyback marketing’, and much more.
The Permanent Representatives Committee (COREPER) has voted to recommend that Christian Archambeau, currently the acting general director of the EUIPO, be appointed on a permanent basis. While the recommendation needs to be formalised, this last step is expected to be a formality.
Chanel takes eBay seller to court, Richemont pulls ‘.brands’, and STORMY DANIELS mark refused: news round-up
In our latest news round-up, we look at the World Cup teams fined for displaying unauthorised commercial branding, the Philippines IP Office expanding its trademark application fee waiver programme, the EPO and EUIPO’s event to improve the IP ecosystem, and the most trustworthy brands according to young people.
"No closer to clarity" UK's Brexit White Paper offers clues to future IP approach, but big questions remain
This week the UK government published its much-anticipated blueprint for the United Kingdom’s future relationship with the European Union. While IP rights are specifically addressed in the White Paper, trademark practitioners will be left with several significant unanswered questions.
The main drivers that determine the likelihood of a country being involved in the trade of counterfeit goods have been identified by a new report from the European Union Intellectual Property Office. Governance, free trade zones, production facilities, logistical capabilities and facilities and trade facilitation policies are all highlighted as the key determinants.
A new trademark regulation entered into force on 7 June 2018, clarifying a range of issues raised by the changes to the Albanian Industrial Property Law introduced in March 2017. Among other things, the new regulation more clearly defines different types of trademarks and representation requirements for the most common traditional and non-traditional trademarks.
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