Russian trademark law updates in 2016: A summary

Vladimir Trey, Gorodissky & Partners, details the recent jurisdictional updates in Russia, considering invalidation opportunities.

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Lost in translation: A balancing act in Southeast Asia

Kiran Dharsan Seiter, Seiter IP Consultants LLP, considers protecting trademarks in local languages within the ASEAN region and whether this is a worthwhile task for multinational and international businesses.

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Trademarks in Switzerland: Settling of disputes

Dr. Jeannette Wibmer, Badertscher Attorneys, Zurich and Zug, discusses the quality and effectiveness of the economic and trademark law framework in Switzerland.

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Why .africa will succeed where others have failed

João Batalha, IT Director at Inventa International, explores the current state of the new TLDs, and provides insight on why the future will render most of them irrelevant but .africa will succeed.

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A view of the trademark ecosystem

Rob Davey from CompuMark (a brand of Clarivate Analytics) discusses the ever-changing trademark industry, thinking specifically about landscape, infringement, and the challenges of the trademark lawyer.

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Letters of consent and the new opposition system

Klaudia Błach-Morysinska from Zaborski, Morysinski Law Office, here with a jurisdictional update, gives insight to the latest amendments to the Polish Industrial Property Law.

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What to expect from Canada’s Federal Courts

Suzanne Antal and Greg Moore from Joli-Coeur Lacasse investigate two recent litigation cases in Canada that consider the confusion between a word mark and a design mark.

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The community of the IP platform: How and why?

Jon-James Kirtland, CPA Global, explores platform technology in the intellectual property industry and its influence on the future of IP.

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Speculative trademarks

Nicoleta Tarchila, Cabinet Enpora IP, explores speculative trademarks by looking closely at some popular examples in Romania

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How to keep off trademark squatting

Haiyan LIANG from Jiaquan IP Law gives suggestions from a Chinese perspective on how to successfully deal with the international issue of trademark squatting.

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The Third Commandment: A lesson for modern commercial law?

Lawrence Hoffman, Ehrlich & Fenster, and Yehuda Neubauer, Ehrlich, Neubauer & Melzer, detail a selection of litigation case studies in Israel and the U.S. that consider the right of publicity

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Goodwill trumps prior use: AZ Tech vs. Intex

Raashi Jain, LexOrbis, outlines a high profile trademark litigation case in India – the AZ Tech vs. Intex case – which was based on passing off.

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The real impact of the opposition system in Mexico

Jose-Juan and Oscar Hurtado, Mendez + Cortes, S.C, explore the relatively new opposition system, which entered into force in 2016, and its positive impact on trademark law in Mexico.

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Chinese character trademarks

Tiger Zhao and Mia Li from HongFangLaw outline the importance of registering your international trademark in Chinese.

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Turkish law update: Law No. 6769

Ayla Oktar and Aysegul Sel, Oktar & Oktar, outline the fundamental changes made by new intellectual property laws in Turkey under Law No. 6769.

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Unfair competition

Nina Gumburg, InEureka LLC, explores unfair competition in the Russian Federation by considering two specific litigation examples from the jurisdiction.

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End-to-end digital asset management

Haydn Simpson, CSC, explores the compelling need for a brand to harness the power of the online environment and to put in place and implement best practice policies.

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The Brazilian PTO’s backlog of trademark applications

Vanessa Azambuja, Luiz Leonardos & Advogados, details the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office’s recent attempts to overcome the backlog in the analysis of trademark applications.

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The rise and fall of the Swedish pirates

Petter Rindforth from Fenix Legal, details the infamous case of ‘The Pirate Bay’, which originated in Sweden.

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The Mexican opposition

Christian Thomae, Dumont Bergman Bider & Co., S.C., considers the recently introduced trademark opposition thinking specifically about its inconsistencies and how it could be improved.

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Chinese trademark practice in 2017

Ray Zhao, from Unitalen Attorneys at Law, details the updates that Chinese trademark practice has undertaken so far in 2017 and what this means for the future of trademark law in China.

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Urgent updates to trademark law in Mexico

Antonio Belaunzarán and Carlos Reyes help readers become aware of some critical amendments that the Mexican Trademark Law (MTL) requires.

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Domain name disputes in Russia

Yury Bondarev and Elena Dmitrenko detail the recent procedural changes regarding disputes over domain names in Russia and outline the impact of these changes.

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The protection of well known trademarks in China

Ms. ZHANG Lei and Mr. XIONG Lei, LiFang & Partners, examine a case study relating to the HEINZ mark in China, considering the protection of well-known trademarks.

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The cancellation of trademark registrations in Mozambique

Sérgio Braz, Braz & Associados, explores issues concerning trademark cancellations in Mozambique including cancellation due to non-use by judicial means.

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Protection of well known trademarks in Vietnam

Pham Vu Khanh Toan, Managing Partner at Pham & Associates, outlines trademark law in Vietnam in relation to protection well known marks, detailing a selection of specific examples.

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The Slants victory at the Supreme Court

On Monday 19th June 2016, the Supreme Court made a groundbreaking decision in the case of Matal vs. Tam (previously Lee vs. Tam) to extend trademark protection to names that may be offensive, concluding that “trademarks are private, not government, speech.” The case...

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