US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued an administrative ruling clarifying the duty-free exemption status of certain low-value shipments sent to US fulfilment centres and domestic warehouses.
In our latest round-up, we look at how Microsoft’s bid for TikTok is still on the table, Victoria Beckham launching on Tmall Global, Kappa Japan (and associated IP assets) being sold, Monster Energy in a dispute with Bang Energy, and much more.
China is signalling serious dedication towards enhancing the protection of geographical indications (GIs), so WTR explores recent developments and the proactive actions that should be taken by international GI owners.
In our latest round-up, we look at how American consumers are changing their brand preferences during covid-19, a bid for the Brooks Brothers brand, the Beijing IP Court invalidating a 3D trademark, and much more. Read more
In our latest round-up, we look at Nestlé streamlining its portfolio, the Indian government asking e-commerce platforms to display country of origin, the new Seattle NHL team name, and much more. Read more
In our latest round-up, we look at malls and street vendors in Southeast Asia moving online, an impending deadline for Brazilian GIs, HALLOUMI facing a fresh fight in the United Kingdom, and much more. Read more
The food industry is fast becoming the focus of brand restrictions, with new calls for action against unhealthy foods in the United Kingdom and concern over Mexico’s new labelling regime culminating in a missive from INTA last week. Read more
Major players are pulling out all the stops to diversify their portfolios, expanding geographically as well as investing in and buying up other businesses. However, no matter how you look at it, there are significant challenges ahead. Read more
With a 10% rise in trademark applications mostly spurred by Chinese filings flooding the USPTO in 2017, questions have been raised about whether the office can cope with this influx – both now and in the future. Read more
According to the Customs Union Report (September 2019), fake and potentially dangerous goods worth nearly €740 million were stopped by various EU customs authorities in 2018. The number of interceptions of fake goods imported into the European Union increased as a result of the large volume of small parcels sent in the post. Read more
The European Union offers an increasingly interesting market for pharmaceutical companies, thanks to its growing elderly population, above average expenditure on drugs and robust use of branded drugs over generic equivalents. Pharmaceutical trademarks are a crucial element of this. Read more
Similarity among prescription drug names should be avoided, as the potential confusion carries a risk to consumer health. Bringing the best pharmaceutical trademark to market can be arduous, but it will assist in the safe prescription of medication. Read more