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Tesla’s road rage with chicken shop owner

Tesla’s road rage with chicken shop owner

In a recent case, the car giant Tesla Inc. successfully invalidated the mark TESLA CHICKEN & PIZZA. The registration, in the name of Amanj Ali, was registered on 11 August 2020 for food and drink services in Class 43. Ali initially opposed Tesla’s application for...

INTA to host virtual legal clinic focused on entreprenuHERship

INTA to host virtual legal clinic focused on entreprenuHERship

On Friday, March 8, 2024, at 11 AM EST, the International Trademark Association (INTA) is celebrating International Women’s Day by hosting a virtual legal clinic focused on entreprenuHERship.  This online program is a single-day event, designed like a walk-in legal...

Thatchers v. Aldi: whose “cider” you on?

Thatchers v. Aldi: whose “cider” you on?

Would you confuse the below cider drinks? This was considered in a recent claim brought by Thatchers regarding its Thatchers Cloudy Lemon Cider against Aldi regarding its Tauras Cloudy Cider Lemon in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court. As explained below, Aldi...

Kat von D in copyright clash over a Miles Davis tattoo

Kat von D in copyright clash over a Miles Davis tattoo

A Los Angeles jury has sided with tattoo artist Kat von D (Drachenberg) in a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by photographer Jeffrey Sedlik.  The high-profile case centered around an image that the reality TV star inked onto a friend’s arm, based heavily on...

2023 in Review

Our Editorial Board provide their take on 2023’s key takeaways to inform of key developments that will influence IP practice in 2024 and beyond.

The American IDEA Act and the growing threat of IP theft

Angela Kalsi of Greensfelder introduces the American IP Defense and Enforcement Advancement Act which promises to protect US businesses against international IP theft

An interview with Exotec’s Head of Intellectual Property, Olivier Billard

Olivier sits down with The Trademark Lawyer to discuss the importance of robust strategies for protecting and enforcing IP in the tech start-up space, offer guidance into competitor analysis, and express the necessity of implementing NDAs.

Changing landscapes relevant trademark criteria in Mexico

Hiromi Takata and Mauricio Galindo of Dumont introduce and evaluate the changes implemented in Mexican trademark law this year to provide practical advice for protecting IP in the evolving legal system.

The protection of geographic indication in China

Wenlong ZHU, Trademark Attorney at CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office, details the available protection for products and services with a specific regional origin in China.

Brand strategy and protection: trademark registration

Igor Simoes of Simoes IP outlines the importance of a solid trademark and marketing strategy for the creation and development of a strong brand to attract consumer respect and retention.

An insider’s guide: top tips for international trademark attorneys when filing or designating US trademarks

Alice Denenberg of Gottlieb, Rackman & Reisman, P.C. details the intricacies for successfully filing in the US with analysis into trademark searches and goods or services specifications.

Women in IP Leadership: An interview: inspirations, experiences, and ideas for equality.

Featuring: Catherine Wiseman, Head of Trademarks at Barker Brettell

Jurisdictional Briefing, Poland: navigating trademarks in the medical industry

Anna Sokołowska-Ławniczak and Kaja Seń of Traple Konarski Podrecki and Partners review the increased requirement for strategically protecting trademarks in the pharmaceutical sector as a result of the increase in consumer awareness.

Japanese trademarks: how to respond to relative grounds objections

Kazutaka Otsuka of Asamura IP introduces the changes set to be implemented by June 2024 that will bring the “letter of consent” to the trademark practice in a bid to widen available protection to brands.

Self-regulation in trademark matters: Trademark Coexistence Agreements and Letters of Consent

Ángel Ojeda, associate at Uhthoff, Gomez Vega & Uhthoff, S.C., details the available agreements for the protection and parallel use of similar trademarks without infringement in Mexico.

Navigating the turbulent waters of position mark registration in Brazil

Luzia Souza, Attorney at Law at Vaz e Dias Advogados & Associados, reviews the regulation, BTO’s approach, problems, and possible solutions regarding position marks by drawing on case examples

The protection of olfactive marks in Mexico

Carlos Alberto Reyes of OLIVARES analyzes the application and grant process of scent marks to provide guidance on best practices for successful protection in Mexico.

Prioritizing wellbeing in the IP profession

As we enter into a new year, Diane Silve, Director & Senior Trademark Counsel at Mondelez International, reminds us of the importance of creating and maintaining a repertoire of habits to ensure we are caring for our mental and physical wellbeing in a high-pressure profession.
The Trademark Lawyer Annual 2023

INTA to host virtual legal clinic focused on entreprenuHERship

On Friday, March 8, 2024, at 11 AM EST, the International Trademark Association (INTA) is celebrating International Women’s Day by hosting a virtual legal clinic focused on entreprenuHERship.  This online program is a single-day event, designed like a walk-in legal...

Cantor Colburn names new partners and counsel for 2024

Cantor Colburn LLP is pleased to announce that six attorneys have been promoted within the Firm to partnership, effective January 1, 2024. The new partners are Asaf Batelman, Ali Caless, Nancy Kennedy, Sung Wook Kooh, Matteo Pedini, and Kimberly Vines, Ph.D. Mr...

Reddie & Grose announce partner retirements

LONDON, 6 February 2024 – The European intellectual property law firm Reddie & Grose announces the upcoming retirement of two of its longest-serving partners today.  Patrick Lloyd and Simon Goodman, who first joined the firm as trainees in 1987 and 1988...

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A segment dedicated to women working in the IP industry, providing a platform to share real accounts from rising women around the globe. In these interviews we will be discussing experiences, celebrating milestones and achievements, and putting forward ideas for advancing equity and diversity.

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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