Trademark law

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.

INTA files amicus brief on product feature protection, warns of threat to array of registered marks
<em>Sky v Skykick</em> latest; Mercado Libre exclusive; Olympic brand protection; and much more
1 Aug 2021

Sky v Skykick latest; Mercado Libre exclusive; Olympic brand protection; and much more

Everything we covered on WTR over the past seven days – and all you need to know from the world of trademarks to set yourself up for the start of another busy week.

Success for Lindt &amp; Sprüngli; USPTO celebrates Lanham Act anniversary; Philippines joins TMclass – news digest
30 Jul 2021

Success for Lindt & Sprüngli; USPTO celebrates Lanham Act anniversary; Philippines joins TMclass – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Scamadviser announcing a new member, Ebro Foods looking to offload more brands, the UK government setting out its innovation strategy, and much more.

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29 Jul 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. Read more

29 Jul 2021

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

The Long Read: 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. Read more

29 Jul 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. Read more

29 Jul 2021

Franchising and trademarks: where, why and how?

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

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28 Jul 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. Read more

28 Jul 2021

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. Read more

25 Jul 2021

$150,000 trademark scam allegations; top US litigants; India plain packaging regime; and much more

Everything we covered on WTR over the past seven days – and all you need to know from the world of trademarks to set yourself up for the start of another busy week. Read more

18 Jul 2021

ICANN calls for SSAD insight; Inngot CEO on IP lending; neuroscience and IP law collide; and much more

Everything we covered on WTR over the past seven days – and all you need to know from the world of trademarks to set yourself up for the start of another busy week. Read more

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27 Jul 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. Read more

26 Jul 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. Read more

21 Jul 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. Read more

16 Jul 2021

Neuroscience and IP law: could data from fMRI scans revolutionise trademark litigation?

A groundbreaking study has combined advanced neuroscience tools with common trademark law questions and could reshape disputes invoking the reasonable person. Read more

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11 Sep 2020

Russia exhibits strong filings growth on the back of changes to its intellectual property system

Back-end work continues to improve the registry and trademark landscape. Subsequently, there has been a noticeable uptick in local brands pushing for the protection of their rights. Read more

25 Mar 2020

While ‘Tokyo 2020’ will now take place in 2021, brands will get their time to shine

The Olympics is a world-renowned brand which lends its powerful reputation to its partners and sponsors. Given its reach and reputation, the IOC does not play around with its trademark protections. Read more

10 Aug 2018

Food delivery marks on the rise, as Starbucks leads the way in restaurant brand filings: exclusive data analysis

In this week’s industry data report we look at the food service industry. We reveal that Starbucks has the most robust trademark portfolio in the industry, the rise in 'food delivery' applications, and more.

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29 Jun 2018

How brands should prepare for the big changes coming to Canada’s trademark market: exclusive data analysis

In our latest report, we delve into Canada’s trademark landscape. We examine how a major overhaul of its trademark laws may lead to a clogged up register, take a look at filing and litigation trends, and much more.

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30 Jun 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. Read more

11 May 2021

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: Canada

In 2020, for the second consecutive year, there was a significant increase in the number of detained shipments by the Canada Border Services Agency (Customs), including several containers of counterfeit merchandise destined for global distribution. Read more

11 May 2021

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: China

Customs protection is one of the important ways to protect intellectual property. The premise of such protection is simple: a trademark is registered and the owner of that mark applies to the General Administration of Customs for a record. Read more

11 May 2021

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: Russia

Russia is a signatory to almost all the international treaties governing IP matters. The international conventions and treaties are regarded as integral parts of the Russian legal system. Read more

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Snell & Wilmer LLP