To achieve success in pleading before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), it is important to understand the differences between opposition proceedings in the United States and Europe, as well as grasping the intricacies of TTAB proceedings themselves. Successful navigation of the system can not only increase your chances of success, but also save money.
Bose may have shaken the world of US practitioners, but now their Canadian counterparts are considering whether two decisions at home could signal a trend towards a Medinol
-style approach to misstatements in trademark applications
The results of a six-month study present a unique insight into marketing perspectives on sports brand protection and suggest a growing need for marketers to work more proactively on legal protection mechanisms
Trademark law is not practised in a bubble. Smart trademark
counsel know that their team must dovetail with other departments in order to meet the companys strategic objectives. They also understand that beyond the registration certificates lies a world where brands brighten up store shelves and billboards. The in-house trademark counsel is a nexus not just between internal teams, but also with the outside world. It is thus vital that trademarks are viewed in their wider commercial and political context.
On the cusp of the new generic top-level domain application period, ICANN Chairman Peter Dengate Thrush tells WTR that the trademark community may have delayed the process enough and that the board may be ready to force it into submission.
Frederick Mostert, chairman of the Walpole IP & Brand
Protection Working Group, suggests that the solution
to the problem of trademark piracy on online auction sites can be found by drawing on historical experience
As he prepares to vacate the president's chair at the
European trademark agency, Wubbo de Boer reflects
on his decade-long tenure and shares his thoughts on
As video games become more realistic and more
interactive, the issue of in-game trademark use raises
new concerns. And a traditional trademark
infringement analysis may no longer be suitable
Almost 20 years after the enactment of EU Regulation (40/94), the path to a uniform CTM system still has a number of obstacles to overcome
An analysis of the counterfeiting and ambush
marketing challenges experienced in South Africa
reveals some valuable lessons for brand owners
and event organisers
It has been a busy year in Alicante. While efforts to tackle the
backlog of opposition files and long processing times continued, the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) also launched TMview, unveiled and implemented the initial framework within which national offices and users can apply for support from the 50 million OHIM Cooperation Fund, found itself proposed for potential anti-counterfeiting responsibilities and appointed a new president (the latter resulting in questions over the selection process after just one name was forwarded for consideration by the European Council).