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An IP revolution in Kazakhstan: vastly improved brand protection measures introduced

The Kazakhstan Parliament has passed amendments to its IP legislation, including the addition of trademark opposition proceedings and geographical indications.

16 June 2022

SIMPLY COFFEE: applicant’s arguments too weak to prevent successful opposition on several grounds

The decision shows that it would be beneficial for liquidators to seek specialist advice before applying to register trademarks for the interests of creditors.

14 June 2022

What brand professionals need to know about Only Fools and Horses decision at UK court

Following the recent Only Fools and Horses decision at the UK Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, experts explain why it should be on the radars of UK brand practitioners.

13 June 2022

Trademarks most widely used IP right in UK, reveals groundbreaking UKIPO study

The UKIPO has published a new report examining the IP activity of every UK industry sector, revealing that 95.8% of all industries utilise trademark registrations.

09 June 2022

How a New Zealand dairy cooperative interweaved brand and technology to drive its value-creation strategy

This week, IAM published its latest list of Asia’s IP Elite. One of the companies featured is Fonterra, a New Zealand dairy co-operative that draws on a blend of IP rights to drive a commercial approach to IP.

02 June 2022

Board of Appeal upholds opposition against mark containing name of government’s official seat

Despite the shortcomings of the opposition filed by Estonia’s Government Office, the Board of Appeal found that the mark STENBOCK constituted “another symbol” the registration of which would be contrary to public interest under Article 9(1)(9) of the Trademark Act.

01 June 2022

The MILANO PIZZERIA case or the perils of improper trademark licensing

The case highlights the risks that brand owners face if their licensing arrangements fall short of the requirements set out in the Trademarks Act.

31 May 2022

WTR Brand Elite analysis: April 2022

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The WTR Brand Elite slumped seven points in the month ending 30 April, falling to its lowest level since February 2021.

23 May 2022

McDonald’s Russia licensee sale; MetaBirkins NFT ruling; Meta payment platform filings – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the Delhi High Court adding a third judge to its IP Division, Marvel signing a 20-year deal for rights to the Stan Lee name, INTA volunteers offering pro bono EU trademark advice, and much more.

20 May 2022

Wild and untamed trademarks: Madrid Protocol grants right of priority as of constructive use date

The Ninth Circuit considered for the first time the issue of enforceability of a priority of right in a trademark granted under the Madrid Protocol where the registrant’s actual use in commerce began after the allegedly infringing use.

18 May 2022

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