Topic: Trademark law

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The failure of failure to function: why an examination overhaul is needed at the USPTO

In an exclusive guest post, the author of a new trademark law study outlines why failure to function has become a “muddled doctrine”, and suggests what the USPTO and brand owners can do to fix it.

11 August 2021

Extension of TRIPS general transition period for least developed countries: impact on Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar

The transition period for the least developed countries to apply the TRIPS Agreement has been extended by another 13 years. This update provides an overview of the extension’s ramifications for Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.

11 August 2021

CCFN keeps an eye on Mexico GI regime after a year of USMCA

Focus remains on Mexico adhering to the terms of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement as Consortium for Common Food Names senior director Shawna Morris considers the treaty’s effects on geographical indications over the past 12 months.

09 August 2021

INTA files amicus brief on product feature protection, warns of threat to array of registered marks

INTA has filed an amicus brief before the US Supreme Court in a case concerning the protection of product features as trademarks and the extent to which such protection is available based on the concept of functionality.

03 August 2021

A new era of working with influencers in India: what brand owners need to know

In an exclusive guest post, Remfry and Sagar partner Samta Mehra looks at the rapidly changing regulations for influencer advertising in India.

29 July 2021

GI, PDO or TSG? How to choose the best options for traditional food and drink in Europe

Producers of traditional European food and drink have a buffet of IP rights to choose from. Baker McKenzie’s Claire France and Jessica Le Gros provide a straightforward guide to making the right selection.

29 July 2021

The Banjul Protocol, Schweppes and a first-of-its-kind decision in Uganda: Legal Updates from Africa and the Middle East you may have missed

WTR’s Legal Updates are written by a select panel of over 160 leading experts who analyse the latest trademark-related developments and decisions in more than 60 jurisdictions.

29 July 2021

Franchising and trademarks: where, why and how?

Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook: A global guide for practitioners 2021/2022

For many trademark practitioners, franchise laws are an inconvenience. The knee-jerk advice to clients is to avoid franchising.

29 July 2021

Serbia

Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook: A global guide for practitioners 2021/2022

A trademark right is acquired by registration. Unregistered marks are not regulated by the Law on Trademarks, except for well-known and famous trademarks.

29 July 2021

El Salvador

Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook: A global guide for practitioners 2021/2022

Only previously registered trademarks are subject to opposition on renewal.

29 July 2021

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