The USPTO’s commissioner for trademarks, Mary Boney Denison, has expanded on the office’s plans to prevent individuals from making unauthorised changes to trademark applications and registrations. The plans have been welcomed by one industry expert, who calls for the changes to be implemented as soon as possible.
In Barrington Music Products Inc v Music & Arts Center, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has held that the mark owner was not entitled to an increased damages award after discovering that two of the defendants were not separate companies.
There are numerous hurdles to branding a new pharmaceutical. In addition to traditional marks, non-traditional marks offer a route to protection where a drug’s appearance has acquired distinctiveness, but obtaining such registrations is not all plain sailing.
In our latest edition, we look at a reminder of the medical risks of counterfeits in Hong Kong, a car air freshener brand taking Ryanair to court, Monaco now using the TMclass list, applications up in Bhutan, and much more.
The Chinese tech giant has penetrated the global market and withstood international political pressure, so what has made its brand so resilient?
The final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup was held in France on Sunday 7 July, capping off the most popular tournament in the sport’s history. As women’s football goes from strength to strength, how can brands take advantage of this burgeoning marketing potential?
The latest data from Lex Machina reveals that 2,289 trademark litigation actions were filed in the United States in the first half of 2019, up 12% year-on-year. If current trends continue, it will represent a four-year high.
Juggling global operations spread out among affiliates can be a daunting task but open communication, company-wide interaction and knowledge sharing allows these trademark professionals to manage an impactful and efficient portfolio.
Amazon announces expansion of Transparency, its product serialisation service that “prevents counterfeits at scale”. It comes after a US court decision which considered Amazon as the “seller” in a third-party marketplace transaction.
US President Donald Trump took to Twitter yesterday to criticise left-leaning brand boycotts and warned that “two can play that game”. With the threat of brand boycotts on the rise, we look at how trademark counsel should prepare.
The WTR North America Team of the Year Award was presented to the team handling HBO’s trademark legal needs, including the TV phenomenon Game of Thrones. Trademark head Judy McCool offers insights into protecting brands connected to the biggest show on Earth.
Netflix’s human approach on social media extends to its legal team; Ali Buttars and Jeremy Kaufman discuss the difficulties and techniques in running the streaming giant’s trademark section.
Digital banking giant Monzo announced last month it will be launching in the United States. While this is a significant move for the fledgling company, its trademark portfolio shows it is still well in the start-up phase.
In our latest round-up, we look at IP Australia announcing examination delays, the Portuguese registry updating its fees, the Crips street gang apologising for a trademark dispute, and much more.
The president of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, spent a great deal of his keynote speech at the start of last week’s G20 discussing IP matters. We analyse the key messages that brand owners can take away – and what the proposed changes lack.