While a relatively young brand, Uber faces the gamut of IP risks – from phishing to genericism. Rafa Gutierrez explains how he keeps the platform’s IP fully protected.
Richard Collier, a professor of law and social theory at Newcastle University, tells WTR why he is concerned for the mental health of a generation of lawyers, and what the industry can do to effectively improve employee wellbeing.
As client demands evolve and change, so too do law firm models. From virtual practices to digital packages and subscription services, the options are myriad. But which will stand the test of time and which best suit client needs?
The British multinational sees success because it never guesses about consumer needs and invests in targeted marketing.
The departure of Tesco’s CEO signifies the retailer’s successful turnaround, but this is just the beginning as long-time players overhaul businesses to stay in the game.
As a new decade dawns, World Trademark Review asks practitioners around the world for their top takeaways from 2019 and their predictions for the year ahead.
There is an almost infinite amount of evidence that could be put forward to support a claim that a trademark has been used, but it has to be up to scratch. Failure to effectively prove use can have dire consequences – as the recent BIG MAC decision illustrates.
The use of associated trademarks is becoming more prevalent in East Africa, but there are a number of important factors that brand owners need to keep in mind.
India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and has seen a spurt in inbound as well as outbound investments involving trademark licensing agreements. However, there are crucial legal considerations to balance with commercial plans.
Central Asia is facing a series of unique counterfeiting problems, but a detailed look into the legal measures adopted in the region suggests that Kazakhstan may have the answers.
European and US case law suggests that there are very few situations in which use of a third party’s trademark in a hashtag is permissible. As a result, those looking to advertise on social media need to be aware of the strict rules that apply.
Although Asia is often seen as the centre of global counterfeiting activity, sales of fake goods are rising across Latin America. We present 20 markets in the region that are particularly problematic for brand owners.
The start-up nation’s register is dominated by foreign applicants but, as the government throws its weight behind maturing businesses, strong branding will help domestic companies to become a feature of the economy.
Whether concerned about bad-faith filing at the USPTO or seeking to benefit from US marks, the level of demand from Chinese entities has been a remarkable phenomenon over the past few years – as the filing data reveals.
As Mary Boney Denison retires from her tenure as USPTO commissioner for trademarks, she reflects on her final year at the office, which involved tackling improper filing behaviours, the introduction of mandatory e-filing and significant IT changes.
Kangxin Partners PC
Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) are everywhere, so it comes as no surprise that FMCG brands face challenges across jurisdictions. A closer look at the Chinese regime highlights some of the particular issues that rights holders face in this market.
The publication of the EU Regulation on the Provision of Food Information to Consumers has created a bridge between EU labelling rules and the introduction of new obligations to meet the growing demands of the most discerning customers of fast-moving consumer goods.
Uhthoff, Gómez Vega & Uhthoff SC
Changes in consumer preference and behaviour have transformed the fast-moving consumer goods industry. IP rights are fundamental to the success strategy of any consumer goods company, enabling brand owners to protect their brands and consumers from imitations.
Gorodissky & Partners
Russia’s fast-moving consumer goods market is growing thanks to increasing consumption and accelerated competition between manufacturers and retailers. Players in the market should consider IP protection, advertising and unfair competition when building an effective enforcement strategy.