M&S sues Aldi in battle of the caterpillars

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...

Patpol was awarded the best IP advisor in Poland in 2021

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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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 Balance wins landmark copycat trademark case in China

The ruling is a welcome boost for international IP rights holders in China American sportswear brand New Balance has won a major legal battle against one of China’s most prolific and aggressive copycat brands, New Barlun, in its 1st instance trial. The compensation...

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INTA Announces 2021 Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas

The International Trademark Association (INTA) announced today that it will hold its 2021 Annual Meeting on November 15–19, 2021, in Houston, Texas. A mix of in-person and virtual programming, it will feature a wide breadth of innovative educational programming,...

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Goliath defeated once again: Bentley Motors v Bentley Clothing

Chris Lees, Director and Co-Owner of Bentley Clothing, highlights quotes from Bentley Motors’ IPO cancellation actions: non-use, invalidity and appeal to the appointed person; High Court; and Court of Appeal.

If disruption is the new normal, will 2021 be the tipping point of change for IP firms?

Justin Simpson, Founder & CEO of Billtrader, reflects on the disruption and key learnings from 2020 and the implications for IP firms and their appetite for change and innovation in 2021.

Cannabis: a promising future

Carolina Vera Matiz, General Director and Partner at Vera Abogados Asociados, examines the developments of the legalization of cannabis products over time and how IP can offer protection.

Green handcuffs: current challenges for CBD brand owners in registering their trademarks at the USPTO

Jonathan A. Menkes, Jonathan A. Hyman, and Bita Kianian, of Knobbe Martens, outline the differences in cannabis products and what the resulting implications are in relation to brand protection.

An Interview with INTA CEO, Etienne Sanz de Acedo.

Etienne Sanz de Acedo talks with The Trademark Lawyer’s Editor, Faye Waters, about the recent virtual Annual Meeting and Leadership Meeting, the INTA’s successes in 2020, and the INTA Think Tanks of the Future.

Women in IP Leadership: Theresa Conduah: Partner, Haynes & Boone

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

Women in IP Leadership: Tiffany Valeriano, Chief Commercial Officer at Rightly

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

Valentino rocks three new U.S. trade dress registrations for luxury footwear

Stacey C. Kalamaras, Founder of Kalamaras Law Office, advises on how to protect your client’s products by proving distinctiveness with reference to the recent Valentino Rockstud® registration.

Argentina: healthy eating, labeling law and trademark protection

Santiago R. O’Conor, Managing Partner of O’Conor & Power, provides an overview of the new rulings on food labelling and the implications involved for brand owners and consumers.

A shield and a sword: non-use cancellation of registered trademarks in China

Maggie Yang, Partner at Corner Stone & Partners, provides much needed answers to questions concerning the latest regulations for trademark non-use cancellation in China and lends advice to protect your brand.

The C-suite can embrace the intangible economy through “Integrated IP Management”

Zeeger Vink, Intellectual Property Director at the MF Brands Group, introduces his recently published book THE GREAT CATAPULT: How Integrated IP Management Will Shoot Your Brand to Success.

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