EUIPO and EURid announce closer collaboration

EUIPO and EURid announce closer collaboration

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and EURid, the domain name registry for the .eu, .ею and .ευ domains, recently announced that they would “intensify” collaboration to support trademark and domain name applicants and owners, with a particular...

“Amazon Pharmacy” moves one step closer

“Amazon Pharmacy” moves one step closer

Back in January, Amazon applied to the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) to register the trademark “Amazon Pharmacy”, in a move that was taken as a strong indication that Amazon intended to enter the UK’s pharmaceutical space. This development was one of a number...

Black Lives Matter trademark applications “destined to fail”

Black Lives Matter trademark applications “destined to fail”

Proving once again that if one person can coin a phrase, another will waste no time in attempting to trademark it, it should perhaps come as no surprise that, on 6 June 2020, trademark applications were filed in the UK for the terms “I CAN’T BREATHE” (Application no....

INTA – virtual Annual Meeting plans revealed

INTA – virtual Annual Meeting plans revealed

Having announced that its rescheduled Annual Meeting will now take place as a virtual event due to be held on 16-20 November, the International Trademark Association (INTA) has outlined how this event will look, and what it will offer attendees. Despite the inevitable...

UKIPO annual report – trademark applications up

The UK Intellectual Property Office has once again reported its annual numbers. Most strikingly, they show a significant increase in the number of trademark applications. According to the report, in 2019, trademark applications increased by 12.9%, whereas the number...

Annual Patent and Trademark Attorney Salary Survey 2020

The Patent Lawyer has partnered with Fellows and Associates to bring you the 9th Annual Patent and Trademark Attorney Salary Survey 2020. This survey aims to analyze the current remuneration packages available for Patent and Trademark Attorneys. As such, all...

INTA 2020 goes virtual

The International Trademark Association (INTA) has announced that its 2020 Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting in November will now be an all-virtual event, in response to the continuing uncertainty surrounding the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. In April, INTA...

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EUIPO and EURid announce closer collaboration

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and EURid, the domain name registry for the .eu, .ею and .ευ domains, recently announced that they would “intensify” collaboration to support trademark and domain name applicants and owners, with a particular...

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Black Lives Matter trademark applications “destined to fail”

Proving once again that if one person can coin a phrase, another will waste no time in attempting to trademark it, it should perhaps come as no surprise that, on 6 June 2020, trademark applications were filed in the UK for the terms “I CAN’T BREATHE” (Application no....

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“Amazon Pharmacy” moves one step closer

Back in January, Amazon applied to the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) to register the trademark “Amazon Pharmacy”, in a move that was taken as a strong indication that Amazon intended to enter the UK’s pharmaceutical space. This development was one of a number...

read more

INTA – virtual Annual Meeting plans revealed

Having announced that its rescheduled Annual Meeting will now take place as a virtual event due to be held on 16-20 November, the International Trademark Association (INTA) has outlined how this event will look, and what it will offer attendees. Despite the inevitable...

read more

UKIPO annual report – trademark applications up

The UK Intellectual Property Office has once again reported its annual numbers. Most strikingly, they show a significant increase in the number of trademark applications. According to the report, in 2019, trademark applications increased by 12.9%, whereas the number...

read more

Annual Patent and Trademark Attorney Salary Survey 2020

The Patent Lawyer has partnered with Fellows and Associates to bring you the 9th Annual Patent and Trademark Attorney Salary Survey 2020. This survey aims to analyze the current remuneration packages available for Patent and Trademark Attorneys. As such, all...

read more

INTA 2020 goes virtual

The International Trademark Association (INTA) has announced that its 2020 Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting in November will now be an all-virtual event, in response to the continuing uncertainty surrounding the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. In April, INTA...

read more

Trade Mark Owners Association relaunched

Originating in 1886, the Trade-Mark Owners Association (TMOA) led the expansion of global trademark protections and continued to protect the interests of its clients through two World Wars, the Great Depression, and the 2008 Recession. Now, over 130 years after its...

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Puma loses “Tokyo 2021” bid

German sportswear and sports equipment multinational Puma has had its application to register the trademark “Puma Tokyo 2021” rejected by the USPTO, which reasoned that the global brand was attempting to create a “false connection” with the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics...

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New Balance wins China lawsuit

American sports footwear and apparel brand New Balance has won a major unfair competition lawsuit in China, ending a 16-year battle against one of the country’s most prolific copycat brands. On 16 April the Shanghai Pudong People’s Court found New Barlun (China) Co...

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Trademark.com launched to safeguard brands

Trademark.com, an all-in-one trademark protection tool, has been launched by Compumark with the aim of making it easy and affordable for small business owners to safeguard their brands. The new site allows entrepreneurs to monitor up to five marks for copycat...

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USPTO extends deadlines under CARES Act

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has, rather belatedly, extended the time limit for applicants to file patent and trademark-related documents to 1 June 2020. It has also extended the time limits applicable to the payment of relevant fees and...

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SnapDragon wins Queen’s Award for Innovation

Legal tech company SnapDragon Monitoring has received a Queen’s Award for Innovation, one of Britain’s most prestigious business accolades. SnapDragon Monitoring was born out of its founder’s experience of fighting fake products when her baby product was...

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All the latest IP appointments

The past few weeks have seen leading IP firms make a series of high-profile appointments. At Mewburn Ellis, Adam Gregory, part of the firm’s industry-leading life sciences patent team, has been promoted to partner. This promotion sees the Mewburn Ellis partnership...

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Michael Jordan’s Chinese slam-dunk

In a promising sign that commitments regarding the protection of IP made by Beijing to the US during recent trade deal talks may actually be acted upon, the Chinese Supreme Court has upheld a long-running complaint by legendary US basketball player Michael Jordan...

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Corporate Social Responsibility – INTA report

INTA’s “Brands and CSR Survey Report” surveyed 227 INTA members worldwide. According to INTA, “organizations overwhelmingly recognize their social obligation to positively impact global issues and give back to the community, and that these efforts — when made public —...

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New Issue – Ayala Deutsch interview

A few weeks ago, INTA President and Executive VP and Deputy General Counsel of NBA Properties Ayala Deutsch kindly agreed to speak to The Trademark Lawyer about her career in IP, her time at the National Basketball Association, and her many objectives for 2020. Like...

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Does AI act intentionally?

Pat Breslin, Founder of Breslin Consulting, looks at the importance of “willfulness” in trademark disputes.

Poland establishes new IP courts

Anna Sokołowska-Ławniczak and Julia Jewgraf of Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners outline the Polish approach to IP.

GRUNDFOS recognized as a well-known trademark

Ling ZHAO of CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office discusses an important infringement case in which she was recently involved.

Non-use cancellation in China

Nick Ji of Corner Stone & Partners looks at one of the ways in which rights holders can protect their trademarks in China.

Change of future passed

Mladen Vukmir, ECTA Second Vice-President, looks to the future to discuss how law, and IP practice in particular, needs to develop and change in the years ahead.

IP law in Poland

ZM Legal’s Klaudia Błach-Morysińska discusses the latest developments in intellectual property law in Poland.

Regional trademark protection across Eurasia

Vladimir Trey of Gorodissky & Partners examines recent efforts to develop an umbrella of protection across the Eurasian economic union.

A new era for trademarks in Angola?

Vitor Palmela Fidalgo of Inventa gives us an overview of “genuine use” in Angola’s latest industrial property Bill.

Liability of e-commerce websites in India

LexOrbis, outline how India is dealing with the IP challenges created by the rapid growth of e-commerce.

Monetary brand valuation in financial engineering

PATEV Associates look at how active IP management can support leveraging the value of rights in times of a crisis.

Proposed new IP law in Mexico

Claudina González of Uhthoff, Gomez Vega & Uhthoff, S.C., discusses new legislative changes.

Michael Jordan wins “final counterattack” in China

Ray ZHAO, LL.M. of Unitalen looks at a recent high-profile victory for IP in the Chinese courts.

Russian invalidation

Sergey Zuykov of Zuykov and partners discusses a recent invalidation case that his firm litigated in the Russian courts.

Partial cancellation actions in Mexico

OLIVARES look at the substantive changes that need to be adopted by Mexican IP law.

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