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.
Supermarket chain Tesco has been the focus of media coverage due to the lack of registered trademark protection for its new discount store brand Jack's, a move described as “absolute madness”. However, the reality is a more nuanced.
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.
In a decision which clarified the application of the Lanham Act’s fair use defence, the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has held that a name or term can be used in a descriptive or geographic sense if done in good faith
In our latest round-up, we look at a Canadian coalition urging that cigar companies be exempt from proposed plain packaging regulations, the Chinese government promising stricter IP protections, and much more.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has dismissed appeals brought in the high-profile ‘4 Finger KitKat’ case, ruling that the EUIPO must reconsider whether the three-dimensional shape can be retained as an EU trademark. Read more
In our latest round-up, we look at serial trademark filer Michael Gleissner’s mixed week at the UKIPO, another Conor McGregor trademark fight, the most expensive domain name sale of 2018 so far, and much more .
In our latest round-up, we look at the UK gift shop seeking registered trademark protection for "It's coming home", the new Cornish pasties authentication scheme, Kenya stepping up its anti-counterfeit efforts, and much more.
In this week’s industry data report we look at the food service industry. We reveal that Starbucks has the most robust trademark portfolio in the industry, the rise in 'food delivery' applications, and more. Read more
In a decision that provides valuable guidance on the concept of 'evocation' of a PDO, the EU General Court has confirmed that the trademark CAVE DE TAIN, which covers wines in Class 33, was not an evocation of the PDO 'Cava'. Read more
In this country data report, we hone in on the fast-growing Indonesian trademark market, revealing that the country’s recent accession to the Madrid Protocol has had little impact on local filers, while US applicants have been making the most of the new filing option. Read more
In our latest industry data report, we inspect the food and beverage sector, finding that brand growth has been limited in this dynamic and challenging market. We also take a close look at overarching application trends. Read more
A group of senior trademark and brand professionals convened in New York in January to discuss recent and developing trends in false advertising law. This special report details some of the key points and presents essential takeaways.
Products need innovative strategies to stand out on shop shelves, especially in the food and beverage sector. While such marketing can increase sales, it also risks compromising trademark protection Read more