Brands fare worse in countries with weaker IP enforcement regimes, and a new study vindicates US government attempts to pressure nations with poor trademark protection and enforcement mechanisms to provide a better environment for brands.
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.
Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology has issued a new Regulation on the Organisation and Operation of the National Office of Intellectual Property, which introduced a new name for the office and unveiled a new organisational structure.
The decision in Massimo Osti v Global Design shows that the choice of bringing a case in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court or the High Court of England and Wales is not always within the control of the claimant.
A recent decision under the UDRP highlights that complainants should carefully carry out research and consider the evidence they provide to satisfy the second and third requirements of the UDRP, as the panel may conduct further research.
In this guest blog, Joe Simone from SIPS looks at China's newly-adopted e-commerce law and identifies the aspects which will have the most significant impact, both good and bad, for IP enforcement work.
In our latest round-up, we look at a Minneapolis official who sought registered trademark protection of a blog that criticised her, a Delhi court getting tough on perjury in a trademark case, and much more.
In our latest round-up, we look at how urgent action is required for owners of Kuwaiti trademarks, Moutai ending its 17-year bid for the NATIONAL SPIRIT mark, how to create an effective brand name, and much more.
An ongoing trademark dispute between an award-winning chef and his former employer has highlighted the issue of brand protection in the fine dining sector.
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In our latest round-up, we look at China and Indonesia giving up the plain packaging fight, a Colin Kaepernick trademark application generating media buzz, why US colleges have been accused of trademark bullying, and much more.
The CJEU has ruled that the EUIPO must re-examine whether Nestlé’s 3D mark for the shape of its four-fingered KitKat bar had acquired distinctiveness.
In an important development for mark owners, Serbian Customs has recently destroyed over 1.4 tons of counterfeit perfumes bearing famous marks, including LANCOME, ARMANI, CHANEL, DIOR and CHLOE.
In Hilton Worldwide v Miller Thomson, the Federal Court of Canada has held that providing “hotel services” does not require a physical hotel in Canada to constitute “use” of a trademark in the country.
In a case involving sellers of industrial tyres, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has confirmed that the defendant’s use of a competitor’s tyre mould to make its own tyres created a likelihood of confusion.