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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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