Both Coca-Cola and musician Jimmy Buffett have been linked with marijuana brand partnerships over the past week. Such deals pose significant trademark difficulties, but there may be workaround strategies available.
Lex Machina has reported that 2,745 trademark litigation cases have been filed in the US so far this year. Therefore, the projected total for year-end indicates that filings will remain flat after a near-decade of decline.
In an in-depth discussion with Sophie Anger, associate general counsel of marketing properties for the global petcare unit of Mars Incorporated, she offers enforcement tips, explains how efficiency is her guiding principle, and much more.
The new Israeli Design Law recently came into effect, and the Ministry of Justice subsequently published draft new Design Regulations. This update reviews the key points concerning the filing, examination and registration process.
The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office has issued Technical Note No 01/2018, which establishes new rules for non-use cancellation actions. This update highlights the key points for mark owners and petitioners.
Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology has issued a new Regulation on the Organisation and Operation of the National Office of Intellectual Property, which introduced a new name for the office and unveiled a new organisational structure.
Fears over potential phishing attacks were sparked last month when it was revealed that a domain name previously used by South Africa's Companies and Intellectual Property Commission had been purchased by an individual in Mexico.
Starting on 5 September 2018, and for a duration of one year, certain communities, organisations and businesses will be exonerated from the payment of the official fee for the registration of collective marks in Peru.
World Trademark Review speaks with Allison Cantor, principal counsel at ESPN, about how she balances her role as the company’s sole in-house trademark counsel with her other commitments, the difficulties posed by the implementation of GDPR, and much more.
Brands fare worse in countries with weaker IP enforcement regimes, and a new study vindicates US government attempts to pressure nations with poor trademark protection and enforcement mechanisms to provide a better environment for brands.
In the coming days, new governmental amendment rules in India are set to take effect that, according to one expert, suggest that a move towards full plain packaging in the country is only a matter of time.
With the EUIPO looking towards a future under new leadership, we asked practitioners for their take on the office’s current operations and activities, and the challenges that the new management will face.
World Trademark Review speaks to Shama Elliott, IP manager at American International Group (AIG), who explains the value non-lawyers can add to trademark departments, sheds light on some of the key challenges facing insurance brands, and more. Read more
New power of attorney requirements imposed by the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) have caused administrative chaos in Bolivia. Following intervention by the Ministry of Economic Development, the PTO is now having to backtrack. Read more
A new anti-sanction bill aimed at the prevention and suppression of unlawful and hostile foreign actions is now in force in Russia. Importantly, the bill generally does not concern the IP assets of foreign legal entities. Read more
Earlier this year, the Mexican Senate approved a decree which introduced significant amendments to the Industrial Property Law. This update highlights the key changes introduced by the decree, which is due to come into force on 10 August 2018. Read more
Practitioners have raised concerns about the USPTO's proposed move to implement end-to-end electronic filings, with current systems criticised and warnings that it could create an opportunity for trademark scammers. Read more
The Ministry of Economy’s interpretation of the provisions of the UAE Trademarks Law relating to the cancellation of trademarks has created challenges for mark owners and cancellation applicants. Read more