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Intent to sell does not equate to intent to use

The TTAB has issued a strong ruling against a trademark owner who failed to provide convincing evidence of use over the past nine years. The result is an affirmation of the Trademark Act and the fight against trademark trafficking.

29 September 2022

‘No justification’ – the legal fight to end the USPTO’s residential address requirement

A dispute between a trademark attorney and the USPTO, which seeks to reverse the domicile address requirement, has been escalated to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

26 September 2022

How to adapt your Vietnamese brand strategy in the wake of major IP law reforms

Sweeping changes to Vietnam’s IP Law are a wake-up call to businesses to overhaul their IP strategies. Vo Chi-Dung of Baker McKenzie offers invaluable advice to practitioners on creating the most effective response plan for the new measures.

22 September 2022

IP Court overrules Rospatent’s finding of similarity for marks in different classes

A fresh finding from the Presidium of the IP Court on similarity between marks may affect Rospatent’s registration practice, since the office has recently tightened the requirements for uniformity at the examination stage.

22 September 2022

Failure to record trademark assignment supports dismissal

A written trademark assignment agreement presented as evidence of intent has been deemed insufficient to demonstrate ownership, leading to the dismissal of a coffee company’s infringement claim.

22 September 2022

Jürg Simon

Featured in WTR Global Leaders 2022

20 September 2022

Who’s filing metaverse trademarks and why: an IP expert explains

Trademark lawyer Michael Kondoudis provides insight from his algorithm for tracking NFT and metaverse trends.

19 September 2022

IP-related decrees and circulars to be revised or replaced after amended IP Law is enacted

Soon after the amended IP Law takes effect, the relevant existing statutes. The government must submit new or revised IP-related decrees and circulars by 15 November 2022.

15 September 2022

Taiwan IP Office updates examination guidelines for the digital age

New amendments by the Taiwanese IP Office to guidelines on distinctiveness gives brand owners a much greater scope of protection. The changes cover characters, foreign words and compound words, slogans, and shapes and devices of goods or services.

15 September 2022

The big impact of TRUMP TOO SMALL: free speech debate erupts after controversial trademark decision

Talking to WTR, the academic behind a new paper on a recent Federal Circuit ruling urges policymakers to remember that “trademarks should distinguish goods, not claim ownership over words”.

14 September 2022

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