Muzmatch is no match for Match

Muzmatch is no match for Match

The dating site operator, Match Group, which owns services such as, Tinder and Hinge, was successful in defending an appeal by online dating service, Muzmatch, of the High Court finding that service Muzmatch had infringed Match's trademarks and passed them...

T-shirt trademark trouble for M&S

T-shirt trademark trouble for M&S

Marks & Spencer (M&S) have made a U-turn after a new product ‘rips off’ the name of a London pub. Founded in 1884, M&S has grown into a household name as the multinational retailer selling a wide range of products including food, homeware, and clothing....

US Supreme Court to rule on Jack Daniel’s proposal to throw ‘Bad Spaniels’ to the dogs

Max Vern and David P. Goldberg of Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP deconstruct the arguments brought against dog toy manufacturer VIP Products LLC, whose product humorously evokes similarities with the famous No.7 whiskey, to assess the suitability of the application of Rogers v. Grimaldi.

An interview with Kristin Lamb, Associate General Counsel, VP of IP and Regulatory Compliance at ŌURA

Kristin sits down with The Trademark Lawyer magazine to discuss her experiences, delving into the importance of the team mentality of outside counsel, a proactive approach to capturing IP often required for new technology, and the passion behind ŌURA’s innovations.

Avoiding fraud attacks on US trademarks

Britt Anderson, Partner at Perkins Coie, details strategies against fraud claims in defense and enforcement.

The Canadian trademark ecosystem: what to consider for 2023

Micheline Dessureault, Caroline Guy and Simone Ndiaye of Therrien Couture Joli-Coeur LLP provide vital information to stay up-to-date with protecting IP in Canada.

German Federal Court of Justice on third-party information from Google

Detlef von Ahsen, Partner at KUHNEN & WACKER, discusses claims concerning the provision of information against infringers of property rights and platform operators.

Coexistence of Trademarks in China

Wei He of Beijing Sanyou Intellectual Property Agency Ltd. explains coexistence agreements for similar trademarks in the Chinese market, including those in the same class, and provides advice for application.

The many faces of IP in name, image, and likeness

LaKeisha C. Marsh and Kourtney A. Mulcahy of Akerman LLP look at a few controversies and some possible approaches to safeguard and maximize the benefit of NIL.

Sponsored links: the Brazilian Courts as proficient venues under the perspective of trademark infringement

Thiago Lombardi Campos da Costa of VAZ E DIAS ADVOGADOS & ASSOCIADO details the two cases that changed the approach to infringement through keywords in sponsored links.

Protecting the shape, get-up, and designs of products – a comparative view

Leigh Smith, Partner, London, H. Straat Tenney, Partner, New York, and Bart Lieben, Senior Counsel, Brussels, of international law firm Locke Lord discuss the similarities and differences for design protection in the US, UK and Europe.

The Initiative of the CNIPA to regulate bad faith filings showing from the Draft Amendment to the PRC Trademark Law

Li Xiaohong and Han Yajie of ZY Partners detail the proposals for the emphasize use requirement, the “Preclusion of Repeated Registration”, and penalties for malicious trademark squatting, among others, that, if implemented, could combat bad faith filings.

India focuses on growth and innovation

Ranjan Narula and Abhishek Nangia of RNA, Technology and IP Attorneys detail the increased innovation and subsequent interest in IP protection in India following on from the meteoric rise in the Global Innovation Index rankings.

Hungarian IP enforcement proceedings are getting faster… but who is missing out?

Miklós Sóvári, Partner and Head of the Trademark Department at Danubia Patent & Law Office, details the measures that have been put into place to accelerate enforcement proceedings in Hungary with important guidance to avoid filing or opposition refusal.

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

Featuring: Simona Lavagnini, Founding Partner of LGV Avvocati

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

Featuring: Olga Plyasunova, Head of the Trademark Department at Zuykov and partners

Jurisdictional Briefing, Spain: Inditex VS Buongiorno Myalert

Marta Gimeno and Alfonso Sabán of H&A, reports: three strikes and out after the Spanish Supreme Court confirms that the complainant has not fulfilled acts of trademark infringement using the term ZARA on its promotions.

Jurisdictional Briefing, US: bad faith and morality – an EU update and where the US stands

Benjamin Cantor, Associate at Cantor Colburn, compares the EUIPN’s CP13 and CP14 to the recently updated measures for handling bad faith and morality in US trademark law in the pursuit of solutions for tackling similar issues.

High threshold for evidence in recent cases to prove trans-border reputation of trademarks in India

Manisha Singh and Ritika Agrawal of LexOrbis compare two recent cases that exemplify the high standards required for claimants to prove trans-border reputation in order to uphold their trademarks.

Has unstable become the new stable or is the IP in Russia firmly keeping its position?

Marina Karaldina of Patentica examines the failed attempts of copycats to assess the current stability of trademarks in Russia despite sanctions against the Russian Federation.

Border control measures in Egypt and the dilemma of security payment

Nermien Al-Ali, Esq, Founder and Managing Partner of NAL Law Group, explains the changes to Egyptian law which bring into force some of the TRIPs agreement practices for imported and exported goods while highlighting some remaining flaws.

Registration issues of trademarks incorporating official symbols

Olga Plyasunova, Head of the Trademark Department at Zuykov and partners, details examples of trademark registrations and their relevant resolutions for marks containing official symbols.

Burberry’s famous pattern denied by EUIPO for the metaverse

Diogo Antunes, Legal Manager and Patent Attorney at Inventa, reviews the recent trademark application refusal for the famous Burberry pattern that has raised questions about the EUIPO’s process for registering trademarks in the metaverse.

The future of IP management may be closer than you think

Sam Thorley, Head of Platform for Equinox, explores the future of IP management technology, highlighting benefits that IP attorneys can expect in the near future.

Trademark misuse in the digital environment

Xavier Hadad, Partner at Uhthoff, Gomez Vega & Uhthoff, evaluates the available general procedures for tackling trademark infringement on the Internet.

Brands in crosshairs of trademark squatters

Alexey Kratiuk and Alina Grechikhina of Gorodissky and Partners provide important tips for the protection of trademarks in Russia to fend off bad faith registrations and cancellation actions.

It’s time to register for the ECTA 41st Annual Conference: Explore the Magic of IP in Prague!

Another extraordinary ECTA Conference is coming up on 28 June-1 July 2023 in Prague, the City of Magic. You will have the opportunity to network with hundreds of IP colleagues worldwide, meet remarkable speakers, and catch up with ECTA friends. The programme includes instructive sessions on the latest case law and IP trends, tailored workshops for young practitioners, exciting gatherings in the hottest spots, and Saturday excursions as the cherry on top. Are you new to the ECTA Conference? Long-standing members will welcome you at the first-time attendee reception ‘ECTA at a Glance’.

Trade Secret Protection & Management US

Join us at the Trade Secret Protection & Management USA summit (March 15-16, San Diego) to form a comprehensive trade secret litigation strategy and meet the leading figures in the West coast trade secret space. This is the only cross-industry in house led event in the US designed for innovative industries looking to gain practical methods of trade secret IP protection and discover fundamental misappropriation risks.  It is a must-attend for in-house, solution providers and private practice specialists working within trade secrets.

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Rouse expands leadership team as it continues to invest for growth

Rouse names new Chief People Officer and Chief Technology Officer LONDON, 31 May 2023: Leading International IP services firm Rouse today announces two new leadership hires to support its growth and development strategy. Elle Shoben has been hired as the new Chief...

Reddie & Grose appoints Vanessa King as IP Operations Director

LONDON, 26 May 2023 – Reddie & Grose, a UK and European firm of Patent, Trademark and Design attorneys, is delighted to announce the appointment of Vanessa King to the newly-created role of IP Operations Director. She arrives with over 20 years of IP experience...

Centurion turns the tables on rival clothing trader with court victory

A north west-based distributor of men’s suits and clothing advised by specialist law firm Taylors Solicitors has won a court ruling over trademarks which turns the tables on the rival trader who brought the case. Taylors’ head of intellectual property Tony Catterall...

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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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