Members of the INTA enforcement committee have told WTR that a ’loser pays’ trademark litigation system would not work in the United States.
Chinese computer giant Lenovo has been ordered to stop using the term SMARTBOOK to describe its laptop computers in Germany. The dispute has reopened the debate over the speed with which terms for products and services can become descriptive online.
As a US senator proposes a new study to investigate trademark bullies, WTR considers whether the Lanham Act needs updating.
Brand owners planning on submitting comments to the United States Trade Representative regarding the Special 301 review process must do so today if they wish to testify at a public hearing.
Luxury brand owner LVMH has won a case in France against eBay concerning common misspellings of the LOUIS VUITTON trademark.
The world's most famous trademarks will be afforded extra protection as part of a new domain name roll out, WTR has learnt.
An official working with the United States Trade Representative has told WTR that the Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) should address US trading partners' "areas for improvement".
US Customs has urged brand owners to help improve border protection by becoming more involved in the process.
The director general of the Benelux Office of Intellectual Property has told WTR that the debate around the Onel Case should focus on the legal intricacies in question, not the rumours that his office may be behind the case itself.
As it becomes clear that the forthcoming expansion of the domain space is still being stymied by trademark concerns, WTR examines the latest episode in the unfolding drama.
The director general of the Benelux Office of Intellectual Property alluded to crucial facts about the Onel Case before they were filed, it has emerged. Anonymous sources have suggested to WTR that this may indicate that the BOIP itself is behind the case.
The complainant in the hotly debated Onel Case has told WTR that its appeal against the controversial ruling will be filed next week, but refused to comment on whether it had engineered the case to test CTM law.
Despite widespread speculation, Apple and Fujitsu are remaining silent over the potential dispute concerning the IPAD trademark. However, it has emerged that Apple owns no major web domain containing the name of its new product.
The USPTO will examine the extent to which US businesses are harmed by trademark owners’ overly aggressive litigation tactics, if a US senator's proposed study gets the green light.
As Kenya moves to implement its controversial Anti-counterfeit Act, which effectively outlaws generic drugs, WTR examines the problem with the term 'counterfeit medicine' and why it troubles brand owners around the world.