Work Area: Trademark law

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Messi brand power; Cleveland Guardians rebrand dispute; Meredith Corp portfolio analysis; 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.

15 August 2021

The failure of failure to function: why an examination overhaul is needed at the USPTO

In an exclusive guest post, the author of a new trademark law study outlines why failure to function has become a “muddled doctrine”, and suggests what the USPTO and brand owners can do to fix it.

11 August 2021

Extension of TRIPS general transition period for least developed countries: impact on Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar

The transition period for the least developed countries to apply the TRIPS Agreement has been extended by another 13 years. This update provides an overview of the extension’s ramifications for Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.

11 August 2021

CCFN keeps an eye on Mexico GI regime after a year of USMCA

Focus remains on Mexico adhering to the terms of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement as Consortium for Common Food Names senior director Shawna Morris considers the treaty’s effects on geographical indications over the past 12 months.

09 August 2021

USPTO steps up its brand protection efforts; IP offices reveal top scams; INTA files amicus brief; 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.

08 August 2021

Clash of the Cleveland Guardians; Daimler reveals anti-counterfeiting numbers; latest firm moves – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at three ‘.brand’ owners calling time on their TLDs, 36 products being afforded seal of origin protection in Chile, Mykonos becoming Greece’s second ‘authenticity’, and much more.

03 August 2021

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.

03 August 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.

01 August 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.

30 July 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.

29 July 2021

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