Topic: Trademark law

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“The loss of the disparagement bar is something to be truly lamented” – new study looks at USPTO post-Tam

A new research paper has analysed the removal of the disparagement provision at the USPTO following the Supreme Court’s groundbreaking Matal v Tam ruling.

20 October 2021

The Canadian Trademarks Act: more changes are on the way

In an exclusive guest post, Dickinson Wright partner Sanjukta Tole and associate Dan Poliwoda dive into the latest developments of the Canadian Trademarks Act.

18 October 2021

Amendments to the Law on Industrial Property – key points for IP rights owners

Amendments to the Law No 9947 “On Industrial Property” have entered into force in Albania, introducing several novelties - including the formalisation of the System of Administration of Objects of Industrial Property.

15 October 2021

A “spectacular outcome” for H&M as Dutch Supreme Court rules in decades-long dispute with adidas

The Dutch Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by adidas, ending a decades-long dispute with H&M Hennes & Mauritz over its use of a two-stripe mark.

11 October 2021

Facebook ruling could open floodgates for state-law claims against internet companies

A Third Circuit decision allowing a US news anchor to sue Facebook for the unauthorised use of her image could lead to a wave of state-law claims against internet companies and online platforms, legal experts warn.

28 September 2021

Why your TTAB judgment may fall flat in court

Parties must be aware of the vital differences between TTAB administrative proceedings and federal court civil litigation highlighted by a recent Third Circuit decision.

28 September 2021

All eyes on SCOTUS: dispelling confusion on initial interest confusion

A longstanding circuit split could be resolved if the US Supreme Court accepts certiorari in a case that hinges on the initial interest confusion doctrine.

16 September 2021

Inconsistency, fraud, laundering – research decries challenges for cannabis companies at the USPTO

A new study has investigated the so-called ‘trademark laundering trap’ that cannabis companies face if they seek brand protection at the USPTO.

15 September 2021

“A quantum leap forward for Fiji brand protection” – praise for first new Trademarks Act in 90 years

The Pacific nation of Fiji has a new Trademarks Act that is set to replace its nearly century-old trademarks act and “has the potential to be amongst the best in the world for a country of its size”.

06 September 2021

USPTO criticised in scathing report from US Department of Commerce; expert warns of ‘troubling Sinophobia’

The US Department of Commerce has published a scathing report into the USPTO trademark registration process, claiming that it is “not effective” in preventing fraudulent or inaccurate registrations.

16 August 2021

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