Following the announcement of a new major trade agreement between Canada, Mexico and the United States, we reached out to IP experts to explore their views on the IP aspects of the new deal.
The American Apparel & Footwear Association has taken aim at Amazon in its submission to the USTR’s Notorious Markets List. In response, Amazon tells WTR it is investing “tremendous resources” into the fight against fakes.
In our latest round-up, we look at Ecuador joining TMClass, ICANN postponing its data privacy webinar, IP Australia undergoing a “technology upgrade”, and much more.
Both Coca-Cola and musician Jimmy Buffett have been linked with marijuana brand partnerships over the past week. Such deals pose significant trademark difficulties, but there may be workaround strategies available.
In our latest round-up, we look at the IP office of Chile extending deadlines for Japanese applicants, the WHOIS reform group at loggerheads, Indonesia stepping up anti-piracy efforts, and much more.
The Precious Metals Association of North America (PMANA) has lauded the Trump administration in its response to China’s adoption of long-awaited e-commerce legislation.
Trademark enforcement in the United States can be expensive and time consuming. As a result, trademark owners often enforce their trademark rights through informal means, such as cease and desist letters and negotiated settlements.
In our latest round-up, we look at more trademark applications related to the #MeToo movement, the Swedish IP Office warning against fake election posters, a US court having its say on trademark bullying, and much more.
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.
Legislation was tabled yesterday in the US House of Representatives calling for the abolition of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). It sparked a reminder on the agency's crucial role in the fight against counterfeit goods.
Six major US trade associations have joined forces to send a letter warning that the Trump administration’s recent tariffs place “significant barriers on the fight against harmful fakes” and calls for an urgent rethink.
Following news that Justice Anthony Kennedy of the US Supreme Court is to retire and with the prospect of a more right-thinking bench, leading IP attorneys are split over what it means for trademark cases in the future.
With a 10% rise in trademark applications mostly spurred by Chinese filings flooding the USPTO in 2017, questions have been raised about whether the office can cope with this influx – both now and in the future.
The EUIPO has released a new report, compiling research since 2013, to present a comprehensive and updated picture of the scope and impact of IP rights infringement in the European Union.
The treatment of geographical indications is proving a sticking point in the ongoing Brexit negotiations. While trademark associations have confirmed their support for a system of mutual recognition, the UK government has not yet made any guarantees.