Analysis: Legal

Kazakhstan to introduce mandatory digital labelling of medicines

Kazakhstan will start implementing the mandatory digital labelling of medicines on 1 January 2022. The system aims to ensure better quality control and minimise the presence of counterfeit medicines on the market.

05 August 2021

USPTO urged to protect its own brand in fight against fraud and scams

The USPTO is being urged to more effectively protect its own brand to help tackle fraud, with suggestions including obtaining trademark protection for the USPTO name and hiring a brand integrity manager.

04 August 2021

INTA files amicus brief on product feature protection, warns of threat to array of registered marks

INTA has filed an amicus brief before the US Supreme Court in a case concerning the protection of product features as trademarks and the extent to which such protection is available based on the concept of functionality.

03 August 2021

Vietnam IP Research Institute issues guidance on handling requests for IP assessment during covid-19 pandemic

The headquarters of the Vietnam IP Research Institute (VIPRI) have ceased receiving direct requests for IP assessments. Requests may still be made by post or via VIPRI’s e-filing portal, but the delays in receiving conclusions may have an impact on enforcement activities.

03 August 2021

Into the metaverse: brand use and misuse considerations for this expanding space

In this guest piece, Christine Morgan and DJ Cespedes expand on some of the brand and trademark implications in the metaverse, which sees the convergence of physical and virtual reality.

02 August 2021

Canada publishes harmful online content proposals as government looks to oversight of online environment

While not focused on IP infringement, this development is one to watch as it represents the latest in a series of moves by the government towards expanding oversight of the online world and intermediaries.

02 August 2021

Priority claims and IP rights in Nigeria: urgent call for action

The Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property has not yet been fully implemented in Nigeria, which has triggered recent calls for action by stakeholders.

30 July 2021

A new era of working with influencers in India: what brand owners need to know

In an exclusive guest post, Remfry and Sagar partner Samta Mehra looks at the rapidly changing regulations for influencer advertising in India.

29 July 2021

GI, PDO or TSG? How to choose the best options for traditional food and drink in Europe

Producers of traditional European food and drink have a buffet of IP rights to choose from. Baker McKenzie’s Claire France and Jessica Le Gros provide a straightforward guide to making the right selection.

29 July 2021

Reducing refusals in Egypt: practical strategies for rights holders

A number of brand owners have run into problems when filing applications through a subsidiary or associated company in Egypt.

27 July 2021

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