Topic: Trademark law

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Cannabis brand parodies, a new bad-faith standard and more: Legal Updates from the Americas 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.

28 July 2021

Reducing refusals in Egypt: practical strategies for rights holders

A number of brand owners have run into problems when filing applications through a subsidiary or associated company in Egypt.

27 July 2021

An “emphatic win" as Sky emerges victorious in latest round of dispute with SkyKick

The Court of Appeal hands down judgment in the latest round of the dispute between Sky and SkyKick, with the latter vowing to fight on with an appeal to the UK Supreme Court.

26 July 2021

The case for consumers: call for legal reform to provide standing to trademark stakeholders

A new study has found that the current Lanham Act “may not be a perfect fit to all sectors of the market”, especially in situations when a consumer’s reliance on a trademark may cause them reputational or financial harm.

21 July 2021

Artificial intelligence could revolutionise understanding of trademark genericism, groundbreaking study claims

A new study has identified an artificial intelligence approach to establish whether a trademark is generic or distinctive, with the academic behind the research telling WTR why it could lead to invaluable business intelligence.

14 July 2021

“A positive step towards efficiency” – Delhi High Court creates dedicated IP Division

Only months after the controversial abolition of India’s Intellectual Property Appellate Board, the Delhi High Court has announced the creation of an Intellectual Property Division.

12 July 2021

INTA’s Iceland case amicus brief throws the spotlight on the registrability of country names as trademarks

In our latest Saturday opinion column, we scrutinise the amicus brief submitted by INTA on the registrability of country names as trademarks.

10 July 2021

Why the US Trademark Modernisation Act is a game changer for IP protection

WTR’s Global Leaders discuss the myriad changes introduced by the US Trademark Modernisation Act and offer top tips for brand owners in the United States and elsewhere in the world.

05 July 2021

The Chinese IP protection landscape looks bright – but more still needs to be done

Leading trademark practitioners discuss how the Chinese IP regime is improving for brand owners and, crucially, what the key areas of focus should be next.

30 June 2021

Wrongful versus fair use in India: how a news outlet spat reinforced the boundaries

A recent dispute between two Indian media companies over the use of trademarks in news reporting has reinforced the country’s approach to fair use.

25 June 2021

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