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29 April 2016

The trademark resources rollercoaster

While corporate trademark counsel continue to struggle with budget cuts and freezes, their counterparts in private practice are reporting increased workloads, revenues and positivity. Although this may at first seem counterintuitive, it stems from the symbiotic relationship between the two

27 September 2019

INTA’s Brands Manifesto, Liverpool trademark blow, fighting scammers: news digest 

In our latest news digest, we look at INTA’s release of a Brands Manifesto, the Paraguay IP Office conducting another counterfeit crackdown, fee changes in New Zealand, and much more.

26 March 2019

Lego prevails, Jaguar Land Rover wins big in China, and IPOS extends mediation scheme: news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at a major new anti-counterfeiting player entering the market, the Hollywood Walk of Fame taking issue with Dubai Stars, results of a study on the health benefits of plain packaging, and much more.

12 September 2018

IP infringement on social networks: landscape analysis of trends and threats

The counterfeit industry is one of a kind: it makes a fortune out of fake goods, while free-riding on the reputation of well-known brands. 

04 February 2016

Endless flotillas and safe harbours: perspectives on ISP and host liability

In cyberspace, intermediaries are commonly accused of contributory infringement. Cases involving internet service providers (ISPs) and hosts, including search engines and social media companies, are well documented. Jurisprudence on this issue varies globally.

04 January 2019

Amazon counterfeit problem, Richemont signs up with Alibaba, and branding turns into blanding: news digest

In our latest news digest, we look at the Minnesota Vikings being mocked over a trademark application, the startup which prevailed in a trade dress battle, Trump reusing a notorious Game of Thrones-inspired poster, and much more.

04 February 2016

Domain name management strategies: integrating high-end recovery techniques

Brand dilution, missed revenue, diverted online traffic and negative brand awareness are just a few examples of the significant damage that domain name infringement can have on your brand.

14 May 2019

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: Russia

Administrative proceedings start with the rights holder filing a petition with the police, based on which the police conduct a raid on the infringer’s premises and seize any discovered counterfeit goods. They then pass samples of these to the trademark owner (or its authorised local representative) so that it can confirm the origin of the counterfeit.

27 April 2016

Italy

Contrary to common belief, the Italian legislative instruments against IP infringement are quite efficient.

16 April 2018

Start-ups, data privacy and trade secrets

For many start-ups, the data they possess is their biggest source of value. These fledgling companies must have a defined strategy for protecting data as both a business asset and an IP right.

18 September 2015

Brazil

In Brazil, trademarks are governed by the Law on Industrial Property (9,279/1996). The protection of Olympic symbols and terms is provided for in the Pelé Law (9,615/1998) and, in regard to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the Olympic Act (12,035/2009) confers additional protection on the symbols and expressions associated with the games.

14 May 2019

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: Italy

As an EU member state, Italy applies all the relevant EU regulations (including those on border measures) and has implemented the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights and the main international agreements in this field. 

29 March 2017

Trademark procedures and strategies: Brazil

In Brazil, trademarks are governed by the Law on Industrial Property (9,279/1996). Brazil is a party to the following international treaties: the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property; the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights; and the Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks.

12 September 2018

Trademark procedures and strategies: Brazil

As a general rule, the Industrial Property Law states that ownership of a mark is acquired through a granted registration, following which the rights holder has the right to exclusive use of the trademark throughout the national territory.

08 May 2015

Italy

In 2014 Italy was removed from the Office of the US Trade Representative Watch List, which it had appeared on since 1989. Its removal was mainly due to a new regulation addressing copyright piracy on the Internet. Following the introduction of this administrative remedy, and contrary to common belief, the Italian legislative instruments against IP infringement are quite efficient.