Topic: Trademark law

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Protection of titles under copyright law and trademark law

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“A title is designed to catch the eye and to promote the value of the underlying work” (Mattel Inc v MCA Records Inc, 296 F.3d 894 (9th Cir 2002)).

29 July 2021

China

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Different legal provisions have different requirements for the extent of use to establish unregistered trademarks.

29 July 2021

Switzerland

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The basic principles for trademark protection in Switzerland are contained in the Federal Act on the Protection of Trademarks and Indications of Source and the Trademark Protection Ordinance.

29 July 2021

United Kingdom

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The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020, triggering a transition period that expired on 31 December 2020.

29 July 2021

Germany

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The following are enforceable in Germany: German trademarks, EU trademarks and German trademarks based on international registrations, names and non-registered trade designations.

29 July 2021

United States

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Trademarks are governed by federal and state law. The Lanham Act is a federal statute that governs the registration and enforcement of trademarks used in interstate commerce, or foreign commerce that has a substantial effect on US commerce.

29 July 2021

France

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French trademarks are governed mainly by Law 1991-7, which implements the EU First Trademarks Directive (89/104/EEC) and is codified in the IP Code.

29 July 2021

Mexico

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Registration and enforcement of trademark rights in Mexico is regulated by a framework of local laws, regulations, treaties and precedents on specific legal loopholes or procedural matters.

29 July 2021

From Tokyo to Brisbane: inside the ever-evolving Olympic brand protection strategy

Jayne Durden, vice president, law firm strategy at Anaqua, reveals how the International Olympic Committee enforces the Olympic brand and what actions sponsors and advertisers should take through every stage of the Olympic cycle.

28 July 2021

“An ambitious landmark” – parliamentary panel in India calls for urgent revival of Intellectual Property Appellate Board

The Indian government’s bipartisan Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce has released a new report focused on proposed reforms to India’s IP rights regime.

28 July 2021

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