The USPTO today warned users about “new kinds of solicitations” involving communications via email and text message, with one recent example involving texts falsely claiming to be a ‘USPTO Trademark Alert’.
In our latest round-up, we look at the UFC filing trademark applications for UFSEA following a Last Week Tonight with John Oliver segment, Trademark Engine’s covid-19 donation, WIPO taking its AI discussion virtual, and much more.
In this guest post, it is argued that the VIP Products LLC v Jack Daniel’s Properties Inc ruling, as it presently stands, is alarming and opens the floodgates to widespread theft of goodwill under the guise of the First Amendment.
The covid-19 pandemic has caused significant disruptions to trademark processes in the Caribbean region. This update presents the current status of trademark practice at Caribbean Intellectual Property Offices. Read more
The start-up nation’s register is dominated by foreign applicants but, as the government throws its weight behind maturing businesses, strong branding will help domestic companies to become a feature of the economy. Read more
The country is seeing increased interest from international entities - particularly from the US; this will likely grow in scale as not only the South African economy develops, but as other emerging markets on the African continent grow. 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