Harbottle & Lewis expands IP litigation team with new partner hire

Harbottle & Lewis expands IP litigation team with new partner hire

Harbottle & Lewis welcomes intellectual property specialist Andrew Terry as a partner in the firm’s IP litigation team. With more than two decades of experience handling a broad spectrum of IP, media and brand protection issues, Andrew supports clients across all...

70 new vegan trademarks in 2020 as manufacturers cater to vegan trend

R&D in the food & drink industry grows 40% in five years as manufacturers develop new vegan lines Another 70 vegan trademarks were filed in 2020 as food manufacturers continue to follow the vegan trend, with 265 vegan trademarks now registered in the food and...

World IP Day: Tips for small business owners

Today is World Intellectual Property Day, and this year, we take the time to celebrate small businesses who are the lifeblood of our global economy. In the United States, small businesses drive our economy – they comprise more than 90% of our businesses and employ...

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World IP Day: Tips for small business owners

Today is World Intellectual Property Day, and this year, we take the time to celebrate small businesses who are the lifeblood of our global economy. In the United States, small businesses drive our economy – they comprise more than 90% of our businesses and employ...

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World IP Day: UK SMEs left exposed by failure to protect IP

New research from Mewburn Ellis and YouGov to mark International IP Day A survey of small and medium businesses (SME) in the UK (1-249 employees) has found that only 21% have taken steps to fully protect their intellectual property (IP) assets. The survey, of 436 SME...

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Robert Watson reports: One IPO Transformation launch

The formal launch of the One IPO Transformation five-year program on 22 April 2021 marks a welcome step change in the way the UKIPO handles registered IP rights in the digital era.  In fact, work began in March 2021, but this launch marks the publication of the IPO’s...

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M&S sues Aldi in battle of the caterpillars

  M&S is suing Aldi for the alleged infringement of its registered trade marks, which were obtained to protect its Colin the Caterpillar cake. M&S claims that Aldi’s Cuthbert the Caterpillar product is similar in appearance and as such, could confuse...

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Patpol was awarded the best IP advisor in Poland in 2021

Patpol has picked up the Prosecution Firm of the Year award for Poland at the Managing IP Awards 2021. The awards were presented in a virtual ceremony broadcast worldwide on March 30 2021. The award for IP prosecution recognizes the firm’s achievements in patent,...

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Can a hashtag be a trademark?

What are hashtags? Even if you spend minimal time on social media, there are three facts that you will agree with. First, social media has become an indispensable marketing channel. Second, the social media platforms are constantly developing online marketing...

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New features of legal issues on live streaming e-commerce in China

Lili Qin, Partner at Unitalen Attorneys at Law, discusses the increased rise in the sale of counterfeit goods via live stream in the past year, the legal implications live streamers could face for these actions, and how best to protect your brand.

Trademarks in times of turbulence: a ballast or a life ring for a company?

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a global crisis. Olga Plyasunova, Partner at Zuykov and Partners, explains how this has affected trademark and industrial design filing activity, what trademark owners should do, and whether to registering new trademarks.

IP management in a changing work environment

Dennemeyer recently published the latest IP Trend Monitor study, in collaboration with CTC Legal Media, which this year focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Intellectual Property (IP) activities. In this special summary for The Trademark Lawyer Magazine, we reveal how trademark practice has been affected, what long-term changes are expected and how brands will need to adapt.

What’s in store for 2021? – An interview with INTA President Tiki Dare

Tiki Dare speaks with The Trademark Lawyer about her upcoming term, the 2021 Presidential Taskforce and her hopes for the year ahead.

Generic.com: should genericness be trademarkable for domains?

Virginia Marino, Shareholder at Brinks Gilson & Lione, reviews the USPTO guidance on examining applications for generic.com terms in light of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.com B. V. case.

The changing dynamics of fluid trademarks

Manisha Singh and Sanat Bathla of LexOrbis investigate the use of fluid trademarks: what they are, how best to use them, and how to protect them to maximise your brand’s success.

Women in IP Leadership

An interview: inspirations, experiences, and ideas for equality.

Laura Collada: Managing Partner, Dumont

Women in IP Leadership

An interview: inspirations, experiences, and ideas for equality.

Claudia Tapia: Director of IPR Policy & Legal Academic Research, IPR & Licensing, Ericsson

Women in IP Leadership

An interview: inspirations, experiences, and ideas for equality.

Beata Matusiewicz-Kulig: Partner, Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners

Language barriers in brand localization: cross or crash

Ekaterina Kovaleva of Patentica expresses the importance of understanding the language of local markets when marketing and transferring your brand in that space, with important guidance for successful trademark filing.

An introduction to the Trademark Modernization Act

Raffi Zerounian and Justin Thiele of Hanson Bridgett, LLP, detail the
welcome updates to The Lanham Act that will come into force later
this year. Together establishing the new post-registration challenge
procedures, flexible office action response deadlines, clarification on the USPTO Director’s authority, and more.

Trademarks in Africa – a bird’s eye view on filing strategies

João Francisco Sá from Inventa International provides a detailed overview of the filing options in the African continent, explaining the protection available under the Madrid Protocol, the OAPI, and the ARIPO.

How the pandemic accelerated the digital transformation of the Mexican Patent and Trademark Office

Claudina González Muñoz, Associate at Uhthoff, Gomez Vega & Uhthoff, S.C., evaluates the new digital filing platforms emerging in Mexico with an explanation of which platform is best for which service.

Rothy’s v Giesswein – IPEC finds Rothy’s RCD for a Pointed Loafer has been infringed

Sean Ibbetson, Senior Associate at Bristows, evaluates a recent ruling concerning protection available under registered and unregistered community design rights.

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