EU regulation in the Czech Republic

Jana Remišová, PATENTSERVIS, explores the implementation of the new EU regulation on trademarks in the Czech Republic.

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The ever changing paradigm shift in the sale of counterfeit goods

Harley Lewin, McCarter & English, LLP, thinks about the growing risks to brand owners due to the ever-increasing counterfeit goods sales circulating the internet.

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Requirement of Use in the USA

Max Vern from Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP explores the practical aspects of Use Requirements in American trademark practice.

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Merchandising rights

Hui Huang, Unitalen Attorneys at Law, gives insight into the faltering development of merchandising rights in China, looking specifically at some groundbreaking examples.

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GDPR: Cyber security issues abound

Mark Flegg, of CSC, gives insight into the General Data Protection Regulation, what this means in terms of cyber security, and how to protect yourself and your business from cyber criminals.

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Protection of geographical indications in Russia

Vladimir Trey, Gorodissky & Partners, looks into the key terms of law in relation to Russian protection of geographical indications and how this differs from protection in other regions of the world.

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Trademark law: In need of change

Raluca Vasilescu from Cabinet Opriou considers the European Harmonization Directive in Romania and gives an opinion on what needs to change to ensure up-to-date trademark law is achieved in the country.

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The opposition system in Mexico celebrates its first anniversary

Sofía Arroyo, Olivares, reviews the initial results of the Mexican Opposition System and points out both the good and not so good practical consequences

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The Beijing IP Court in 2016

Gang HU, CCPIT, gives a brief analysis to the important figures of the judicial protection data (trademark section) of the Beijing IP Court in 2016.

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Unconventional trademarks: An Indian perspective

Dheeraj Kapoor and Shilpi Jain, LexOrbis, explore unconventional trademarks such as colors, shapes, sounds, etc. and inform us of their place in Indian trademark law.

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OSU trademark settlement

A settlement has been reached in an ongoing trademark litigation battle between Oklahoma State and Ohio State over the rights to OSU. Earlier this year, Oklahoma State first objected Ohio State’s attempt to trademark “OSU” and requested to discard a prior agreement...

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Yoko Ono isn’t happy with new John Lemon drink

A polish beverage company created a new drink recently and decided to name it 'John Lemon', arguably after the Beatle's star John Lennon. However, this week they have agreed to change the name of the new product after Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, threatened legal action...

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Article of the week #2: Trademark law: In need of change

According to the DIRECTIVE (EU) 2015/2436 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 16 December 2015, to approximate the laws of the Member States relating to trademarks – better known as “Harmonization Directive” a vast majority of articles will have to be...

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