While there is an arsenal of tools with which a rights holder can address infringement, each requires careful consideration. The initial choice of remedy is a good place to start.
We bring together two organisations with different perspectives on geographical indications to discuss the best route forward for this unique form of protection.
The recent Velcro video was highly successful in generating discussion about the use of the company’s trademark, providing crucial insight into brand communication strategies.
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.
Practitioners need to be aware of the differences between obtaining protection for smell, taste and texture marks in the European Union and the United States.
With non-traditional trademark registrations on the rise, a nuanced understanding of the differences between obtaining protection in the European Union and the United States is crucial.
Following a rise in non-traditional trademark registrations, practitioners should be aware of the differences between obtaining protection in the European Union and the United States.
The long-running face-off between Apple and Samsung over the design elements of their phone products offers a number of key takeaways for rights holders.
Decisions handed down in 2017 scored victories for the First Amendment over trademark rights in two monumental decisions, one by the Supreme Court and the other out of the Ninth Circuit, which may end up in the Supreme Court as early as 2019.
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.
In Cosmetic Warriors v Pinkette Clothing, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has addressed the availability of laches in trademark infringement and cancellation actions under the Lanham Act.
In a decision which clarified the application of the Lanham Act’s fair use defence, the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has held that a name or term can be used in a descriptive or geographic sense if done in good faith
In our latest round-up, we look at a Canadian coalition urging that cigar companies be exempt from proposed plain packaging regulations, the Chinese government promising stricter IP protections, and much more.