Daniel Zohny, IP head at FIFA, looks back at the intense workload taken on by his team during the 2018 World Cup and looks forward to the next tournament as the worthy winner of WTR’s Sports, Entertainment and Media Team of the Year.
Ronald van Tuijl of JT International explains to WTR the distinctive set of trademark challenges that his team faces, what he looks for when enlisting law firms, how plain packaging is affecting his practice, and more.
In our latest round-up, we look at the New Zealand IP office issuing a stark warning against misleading mislead invoices, $1.1 million worth of counterfeits stopped on Canada-US border, and much more.
In an exclusive interview, Myrtha Hurtado Rivas from pharmaceutical giant Novartis reveals how changes to the company’s trademark strategy created more effective cross-unit cooperation.
Vincent Stauffer, trademark counsel at the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, speaks exclusively to WTR about his industry's fight against fakes and struggle to protect Swissness rights worldwide.
Trademark counsel have had their say on the efficiency of customs authorities across the globe – with some of the largest importers of counterfeit goods giving cause for continued concern.
Swiss law includes no specific provisions on international non-proprietary names (INNs). INNs are considered to be generic terms if they stand alone and thus cannot be registered as trademarks.
Swiss Justice Minister Christoph Blocher has launched a nationwide
campaign to raise public awareness of the damage counterfeit products cause
to the economy. The campaign is supported by the STOP PIRACY Swiss Anti-Counterfeiting
and Piracy Platform - a partnership between the Federal Institute of Intellectual
Property and the Swiss National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce.
The High Court of the Canton Zurich has affirmed the conviction of
a wholesaler for selling fake Levi's jeans. The court upheld the first-instance
ruling allowing Levi's to conceal from the court and the defendant the details
of secret marks found only on genuine products.