Topic: Trademark law

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Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: Brazil

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2021

The growth of the Brazilian market and economy is paralleled by the increase in counterfeiting activities.

11 May 2021

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: Turkey

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2021

Turkey is a party to a number of international conventions, including the Paris Convention, the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights and the Berne Convention.

11 May 2021

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: Taiwan

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2021

Taiwan is an innovation-driven economy, ranked 12 out of 141 economies according to the World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report 2019.

11 May 2021

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: Germany

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2021

A cost-free border seizure application can be filed with the competent customs authority. If this is granted, the customs authorities will withhold suspicious goods that are intended to be introduced into the European Union or Germany.

11 May 2021

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: Sweden

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2021

Swedish IP legislation is based largely on European and international regulations and provisions, as well as international treaties on IP rights.

11 May 2021

Update on the legislation and case law relating to online infringement in China

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2021

After six years of preparation, the E-commerce Law entered into force in January 2019. The new law provides, among other things, an important enforcement tool – the ‘notice and takedown’ system, which was introduced in the Civil Code and entered into effect on 1 January 2021.

11 May 2021

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: United States

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2021

The Lanham Act provides civil remedies for trademark infringement and counterfeiting, while the Trademark Counterfeiting Act criminalises certain violations of the Lanham Act’s anti-counterfeiting provisions, making these offences federal crimes.

11 May 2021

Functionality in the European Union and the United States: converging worlds or diverging approaches?

The two key markets show no sign of reaching a consensus when it comes to assessing this vital aspect of trademark protection. Thankfully, Baker McKenzie’s Vlotina Liakatou, Dyan House and Karen Hays have set out a focused checklist for brand owners looking to protect their intangibles in both regions.

06 May 2021

European Commission launches non-agricultural GIs consultation as United States voices concern over extending protection

The European Commission is running a public consultation on creating a system for the EU-wide protection of geographical indications for non-agricultural products.

05 May 2021

The trademark identity crisis: study calls for IP law rethink to “more accurately reflect our complicated reality”

Academic claims trademarks have shifted away from being identifiers of the producers of goods and services, and the ongoing “backlash against globalism” is rooted in “brands asserting their power in improper ways”.

05 May 2021

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