Analysis: Legal

Olympic athletes, Botox alternatives and more: five Asia-Pacific Legal Updates that you may have missed

We continue our latest series of Legal Updates that you may have missed with takeaways from recent developments in Australia, China, India and Thailand.

27 October 2021

adidas and Red Bull wins feature in Africa and Middle East Legal Updates that you may have missed

We continue our latest series of Legal Updates that you may have missed with insights on recent developments in Israel, Kenya, Nigeria, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.

26 October 2021

Lipsticks, cheese, whisky and more: five Legal Updates from Europe that you may have missed

Each quarter we have been running a series of pieces presenting recent Legal Updates that you may have missed. We kick off our third series of instalments with takeaways from decisions handed down by the EU, French, Swiss and UK courts in the past few months.

25 October 2021

“The loss of the disparagement bar is something to be truly lamented” – new study looks at USPTO post-Tam

A new research paper has analysed the removal of the disparagement provision at the USPTO following the Supreme Court’s groundbreaking Matal v Tam ruling.

20 October 2021

“Enormous significance” – Swiss Enforcement weighs in on importance of Iceland v Iceland

In an exclusive interview, Swiss Enforcement managing director David Stärkle reveals why the Iceland dispute at the EUIPO is important for the broader trademark ecosystem.

19 October 2021

The Canadian Trademarks Act: more changes are on the way

In an exclusive guest post, Dickinson Wright partner Sanjukta Tole and associate Dan Poliwoda dive into the latest developments of the Canadian Trademarks Act.

18 October 2021

Introduction of utility model patents - advantages and concerns

Recently, the Nigerian Patent Registry unexpectedly directed applicants whose patent applications failed short of the relevant requirements to file the applications as utility models patents. The move has caused concern as it is not backed by any legal provisions or framework.

18 October 2021

Amendments to the Law on Industrial Property – key points for IP rights owners

Amendments to the Law No 9947 “On Industrial Property” have entered into force in Albania, introducing several novelties - including the formalisation of the System of Administration of Objects of Industrial Property.

15 October 2021

The UAE joins the Madrid Protocol - what it means for UAE and international rights holders

The UAE will become a member of the Madrid Protocol from 28 December 2021. This is a momentous development for UAE-based rights holders, as well as international rights holders looking for trademark protection in the UAE.

13 October 2021

Options to expedite trademark examination in Canada

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has continued its efforts to improve examination processing times and introduced options for trademark owners to expedite examination.

12 October 2021

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