Maintaining your Caribbean trademarks with certainty

Maintaining your Caribbean trademarks with certainty

Whilst some countries in the Caribbean have an efficient trademark renewal process, for the most part renewals cannot be filed electronically and can be more time-consuming than brand owners and foreign trademark practitioners may expect based on their own local...

Full programme announced for Lawcare’s inaugural conference

Full programme announced for Lawcare’s inaugural conference

Learn more about how to improve the culture in the law and how to make your legal organisation a happy and healthy place to work Legal mental health charity LawCare has announced the full line up of speakers for its online conference ‘Building a Better Life in the...

3D bottle shaped trademark: how colors may affect distinctiveness

3D bottle shaped trademark: how colors may affect distinctiveness

The decision-making practice and approaches of EU institutions regarding the provision of legal protection to three-dimensional trademarks (3D trademarks) are not consistent and unambiguous when assessing the presence of a distinctive character of the product shape,...

Cover Story: “THUMS UP” – and down –to United States trademark registration challenges based on “foreign” marks

Chris Mitchell, a member of Dickinson Wright, reviews the dispute between Coco-Cola and Meenaxi over the request for the cancellation of registration of identical marks with key takeaways in light of a surprising outcome.

Trademark protection in the pharmaceutical industry: an interview with Astellas Pharma’s Senior Director of Trademarks Chris Bolinger

Chris Bolinger, Senior Director, IP Legal, Trademarks at Astellas Pharma, sits down with The Trademark Lawyer to answer questions on his experience as in-house counsel in the pharmaceutical industry, offering insight into the trademark development process in this space.

Successfully pursuing a TRO – what to do so the horse doesn’t leave the barn

Richard Moore, Member of Frost Brown Todd, analyses the Mesa Industrial Inc. v. Charter Industrial Supply, et al. case, offering key takeaways for tackling a temporary restraining order.

Successfully pursuing a TRO – what to do so the horse doesn’t leave the barn

Richard Moore, Member of Frost Brown Todd, analyses the Mesa Industrial Inc. v. Charter Industrial Supply, et al. case, offering key takeaways for tackling a temporary restraining order.

Will real-world registrations be enough to protect trademarks in the metaverse?

Vanessa Rondeau Galindo, Attorney at Uhthoff, Gómez Vega & Uhthoff, evaluates Trademark protection in the metaverse and raises questions yet to be answered in this new reality.

Truth unveiled: IP has not been abolished in Russia; trademark rights remain unscathed

Ekaterina Kovaleva, Trademark Attorney at Patentica, provides a detailed analysis of the latest news and decrees in Russian IP Law following the events of this year, focusing on trademarks and recent court practice.

Keep an eye on your mark’s Chinese version. It is worth it!

Smile (Shujie) Hao, Trademark Attorney at Beijing Sanyou Intellectual Property Agency Ltd., explains the importance of trademarking a Chinese version of your mark for use in mainland China, with tips on best practice for registration.

Novelties in trademarks and industrial designs: amendments to the Polish Law on Industrial Property

Joanna Rafalska, Polish and European Trademark and Design Attorney at Patpol, reviews the long-awaited update to the amendments to Polish IP Law and offers her opinion on what this means for the industry.

Women in IP Leadership

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

Featuring: Stephanie Moe, Associate at Fitzwilliam, Stone, Furness-Smith & Morgan 

Sponsored by: HFG

Women in IP Leadership

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

Featuring:  Rachel Wilkinson-Duffy, Partner at Baker & McKenzie

Sponsored by: HFG

Award Winning Law Firm Rankings: North and Central America and Middle East & Africa

10 of the best law firms from each of the top North and Central American jurisdictions, including US & Mexico.

Also featuring 10 of the best law firms from each of the top Middle East & African jurisdictions including UAE, Egypt, & Nigeria.

Jurisdictional Briefing, Poland: Key amendments to Polish Industrial Property Law

Justyna Sitnikow, Attorney at law at Traple Konarski Podrecki and Partners, details the most important amendments to Polish Industrial Property Law regarding trademarks.

Can religious trademarks be protected in Angola?

Vera Albino & António Sequeira of Inventa focus on the influences of religions in Angola, raising questions as to whether religious phrases and symbols can and should be protectable.

Threats and risks for trademarks in Russia

Evgeny Alexandrov, Alexey Kratiuk, and Alexander Nesterov of Gorodissky provide an overview of the protection of trademarks and the risk of identical or similar marks in the Russian market, explaining why registration and renewal are paramount.

Declarations of use: new requirement to keep trademarks in force

María del Carmen Sada, Attorney-at-Law at OLIVARES, details the new requirement to file a Declaration of Actual and Effective Use in Mexico to maintain the registration rights of a trademark.

Current practice of IP Court on challenging the agent trademark registration of a foreign right holder

Olga Plyasunova, Head of the Trademark Department at Zuykov and partners, reviews the right to the cancelation of a registered trademark of a foreign right holder if registered, without justification, by an agent or representative.

To be or not to be - domain name registrar liability under IP law

Karan Kumar Kamra, Senior Associate at Anand & Anand, evaluates the possibility of confusingly similar domain names and who is liable for providing protection against infringement.

The EUIPO opposition: a threat or just a step towards registration?

Francesco Bonini evaluates the opposition-related findings of The EUIPO TM Focus Report that spanned 2010-2019 to discover trends and changes.

Dilemma of jurisdiction over online infringements, solved?

Dheeraj Kapoor and Vibhuti Sharma of LexOrbis review the Bvlgari SPA v. Notandas Gems Pvt. Ltd. case that may lay the foundations for future jurisdictional disputes surrounding online infringement.

EIP launches regional hub in Sweden following strategic hires

EIP, the patent law firm specialising in high-value and complex matters, is expanding its presence in the Nordics by opening in Sweden. It is the international firm’s first Nordic office, and the move will bring the firm closer to its existing clients across the...

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By providing a platform to share personal experiences we aim to continue the empowerment of women in the world of IP.

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In this six-part series Dr. Suzanne Wertheim, of Worthwhile Research & Consulting, talks to The Trademark Lawyer about diversity, equity, and inclusion: what it means; the current challenges; DEI in law; gender bias; and what we can all do to improve.

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