In our latest edition, we look at the resolution of a trademark dispute between the Ramone family, brand loyalty rising, a vegan butcher taking on Nestlé at the USPTO, and much more.
In our latest round-up, we look at a tussle over BRENT marks in Singapore, a "worrying trend" of retail fakes in Papua New Guinea, a new UK IP minister, and much more.
We look at Turkey moving to the top of the European trademark filing league, Activision prevailing in a lawsuit in China, and a warning to pharma brands.
Search engines offer wide-reaching advertising opportunities, but the law is patchy on where liability for use of metatags and keywords falls in a trademark infringement suit.
A recent case involving a globally-known Chinese e-commerce company has illustrated the effectiveness of a ‘two-way campaign’ in disputes involving ‘.tr’ domain names: the company opposed the trademark application filed by the owner of the disputed domain name and simultaneously filed a complaint before Nic.tr.
The Communiqué on the Operation of the Dispute Resolution Mechanism Relating to Internet Domain Names has been published in the Official Gazette. The communiqué introduces Dispute Resolution Service Providers and a system to resolve domain name disputes via arbitration. However, certain aspects of the communiqué raise some questions.
The Information and Communication Technologies Authority has issued a Communiqué on Internet Domain Names, which aims to regulate procedures and principles for registry agencies and for domain names registrations. The most significant change is that it will be possible to register domain names for which documentation is currently required without the need to provide any documentation.
The Ministry of Communications has issued a new regulation on the procedures for the registration and management of '.tr' domain names. Although some provisions entered into force with the publication of the regulation in the Official Journal, the enforcement of some important provisions will be delayed for at least two years. The new regulation nevertheless brings significant changes.
A Canadian Internet Registration Authority panel has ordered the transfer of the domain name 'formica.ca' to the owner of the FORMICA mark. Among other things, the panel found that the registrant had no legitimate interest in the 'formica.ca' domain name.