Masaki Mikami Reports: Mercedes-Benz StarParts vs Star-Parts

Masaki Mikami Reports: Mercedes-Benz StarParts vs Star-Parts

In an administrative decision, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) held the “Mercedes-Benz Star Parts” with a car device mark is dissimilar to the “Star-Parts” word mark. [Appeal case no. 2020-650009, Gazette issued date: November 27, 2020] Mercedes-Benz StarParts Daimler...

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Masaki Mikami Reports: Mercedes-Benz StarParts vs Star-Parts

In an administrative decision, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) held the “Mercedes-Benz Star Parts” with a car device mark is dissimilar to the “Star-Parts” word mark. [Appeal case no. 2020-650009, Gazette issued date: November 27, 2020] Mercedes-Benz StarParts Daimler...

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GoDaddy Launches GoDaddy Corporate Domains

New Domain Management Solution Enables Enterprises to Contain Costs, Optimize Portfolios and Mitigate Risks GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), the world's largest domain name registrar, today announced the launch of GoDaddy Corporate Domains, a domain management solution for...

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Clarivate launches Domains for Good

Clarivate has launched a new program, Domains for Good, to meet the unique needs of non-profit, mission-driven and for-good organizations. The MarkMonitor Domains for Good program leverages deep industry expertise in the domain name space to take the guesswork out of...

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Nguyen Hoa Binh summarizes the new Myanmar trademark law

Summary timeline and milestone Myanmar has become a member of WIPO since 2001. Before the new trademark law was enacted, there was no law of trademark registration except trademark’s definition on Penal Code. In 2016, a draft of new trademark law was in progress and...

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The end is nigh: what you need to know about Brexit and trademarks

Kate O’Rourke, Partner and Head of Trademarks at Mewburn Ellis, sets out the principles for UK and EU trademark protection coming into force with the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020.

Protecting color combination in China

Lili Qin, Partner and Attorney at Law at Unitalen, discusses the necessity of protecting color combination for visual brand recognition.

The new gold rush to the Trademark Office

Alain Villeneuve, Partner, and John E. Munro, Associate, of Duane Morris discuss how U.S. retail efforts against online infringers and counterfeiters is spilling over to the USPTO.

Fighting for the little guys – the most memorable David v. Goliath cases in history

EIP’s Litigation team review six unforgettable IP cases: Bentley Clothing v Bentley Motors; Frank Industries Pty Ltd v Nike Retail BV; Shanks v Unilever: Magmatic Ltd v PMS International; Lucasfilm Ltd & Ors v Ainsworth & Anor; Haberman v Jackel.e infringers and counterfeiters is spilling over to the USPTO.

Women in IP Leadership: Joana de Mattos Siqueira

Joana de Mattos Siqueira: Partner, Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello.
An interview: inspirations, experiences, and ideas for equality.

Women in IP Leadership: Rebecca O’Kelly-Gillard

Rebecca O’Kelly-Gillard: Partner, Bird & Bird.
An interview: inspirations, experiences, and ideas for equality.

Resolving conflict and enforcing your IP rights: AL-BA-HR-KS-MA-ME-RS-SI

Mila Mihailovic, of Patent & Trade Mark Agency Mihailovic, answers questions relating to oppositions, provisional refusal, cancellation actions, and steps towards protecting owners’ rights.

The Trademark Use System: China and the EU

Wenya He, Trademark Attorney at Beijing Sanyou, evaluates symbolic use, consistency, proper use, and non-use cancellation.l refusal, cancellation actions, and steps towards protecting owners’ rights.

Trademark infringement: “bait and switch” selling, exhaustion, and the “use” of Google Dynamic Ads

Christopher Thomas, IP Solicitor at Appleyard Lees, provides a case analysis for Pliteq Inc & Anor v iKoustic Ltd & Anor [2020] EWHC 2564 (IPEC) (02 October 2020) , a case in which Appleyard Lees acted for the Defendants.

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