Trademark output may be finally slowing down, but local brands are just getting started. Lawyers should therefore keep their eyes peeled as businesses shift their sights abroad.
The Norwegian Supreme Court has upheld a decision ordering the transfer of the domain name ‘appear.in’ on the grounds that its use constitutes infringement of the Norwegian trademark APPEAR TV.
The brand is on a roll with a show-stopping 2019, but the future is not without challenges.
In the latest instalment in our regular series on marketplaces around the world that are reportedly notorious for being counterfeit havens, we head to India.
The appointed person has dismissed the University of Cambridge’s appeal against a UKIPO decision allowing an application for the figurative mark CAMBRIDGE NEUROTECH in Class 9.
The US Postal Service, Amazon and Google have topped a ranking of the most trusted brands in the United States. But while reliability is key to securing consumer trust, ethical issues are becoming increasingly important.
In the first instalment of a new series, we track the trademark filing activity of the world’s most valuable brands – revealing that Mercedes-Benz may be gearing up to launch an AI assistant.
The EU General Court has annulled a decision of the Fourth Board of Appeal of the EUIPO in revocation proceedings involving Sony’s mark VITA, as the board had failed to fulfil its obligation to hand down a fresh decision on all the relevant issues.
The German conglomerate has portrayed itself as a steward of sustainability, but when it comes to corporate social responsibility, it’s an all or nothing game as this week’s coal mine contract backlash illustrates.
A study of corporate R&D investors has found that while some companies place significant value on IP portfolios that include a combination of rights, markets grant higher premiums to those that are more innovative than their competitors.
In a blow to Amazon Technologies Inc, the EU General Court has confirmed that the figurative mark RING was descriptive in relation to doorbells, motion sensors and monitoring equipment.
Last week in Guangzhou, Tencent hosted its 2020 WeChat Open Class Pro event, in which it provided a glimpse into the platform’s future plans, many of which are important for brand protection professionals to know.
Dell has recently prevailed in two UDRP proceedings involving ‘.co’ domain names consisting of its DELL trademark and a generic word.
In the latest installment in our regular series on marketplaces around the world that are reportedly notorious for being counterfeit havens, we head to Belarus.
With space exploration travelling further than ever before and celestial vacations on the horizon, a rudimentary trademarks framework for Earth’s orbit, the moon and Mars is no longer light years away.