In our latest round-up, we look at Alibaba and Kantar teaming up to redefine brand building in China, Ukraine's institution of IP inspectors, the musician ordered to pay $2 million for trademark infringement, and more.
In the third part of our series tracking IP office innovation, we take a deep dive into how registries are spreading the trademark message to a wider audience.
In the second of our four-part series on IP office innovation, we take a look at digital tools and services. We reveal the registries leading the way in areas including website functionality, e-filings and open data access.
In our latest news round-up we look at the announcement of a new IP minister in the UK, INTA welcomes its new president, the latest development in the long-running Havana Club dispute, and much more.
The anonymity offered by the Internet is a significant lure for infringers. However, despite the online landscape being largely ungoverned, Mexican rights holders can still take steps to protect their intellectual property
World Trademark Review takes an in-depth look at the retail sector. As one of the most dynamic branding environments of any industry sector, we analyse how the top brands in this field have performed.
The Peruvian Trademark Office (PTO) has joined the TMview online search tool and made its trademark database available to any interested persons worldwide. This is the result of an agreement signed between the EU Intellectual Property Office and the PTO.
A recent decision on Google AdWords represents a paradigm shift in court thinking and sounds alarm bells for both advertisers and search engines doing business in Brazil
Managing domain names involves maximising business opportunities while protecting against infringement. A clear internal domain name policy can help to reconcile these aims
The World Intellectual Property Organisation Arbitration and Mediation Centre has recently issued an important decision after Facebook Inc filed a complaint against Master Inc in order to obtain the transfer of the domain name ‘facebook.com.pe’.
ICANN recently published the findings of its latest Global Consumer Research Survey, aimed at measuring the progress of the new gTLD landscape. The findings highlight an encouraging trend in terms of awareness of new gTLDs – particularly in regions where internet use is growing most rapidly. But the evidence of new gTLDs as a web navigation tool is disappointing.
This chapter outlines the actions that rights holders can take to protect their rights on the Internet and prevent the import, storage and online sale of infringing goods. It also summarises methods of securing compensation for damages.
In Nike International Ltd v Compañía de Medios Digitales CMD SA, the Federal Civil and Commercial Court of Appeals has held that the operator of the online platform Mas Oportunidades was liable for publishing advertisements for goods that were obviously infringing. Nike had sued the operator after becoming aware that certain users were advertising Nike “replicas” and “imitations”.
In Rodríguez v Google Inc, the Supreme Court has ruled that search engines may be held liable for third-party content only if they fail to remove such content after having been requested to do so. Although the main issue in this case was the alleged infringement of the plaintiff’s rights to honour and image, the decision is a clear guide on how trademark owners should proceed when facing infringements online.
Thanks to the Special Prosecutor for Crimes against Intellectual Property and Computer Security, Panama has set a precedent regarding the country's position as to websites selling counterfeit and infringing products. Over the past months, the prosecutor has ordered that three websites be shut down for illegal activities.