The Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions Inc. decision

Shelley Jones and Robert MacDonald here consider the recent decision of Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions Inc. at the Supreme Court of Canada by looking at the background of the case, the challenges that arose, and the repercussions of the decision.

Brexit and trademarks: Peering over the cliff-edge

Alec Cameron, Senior Legal Counsel (Intellectual Property and Digital Rights) at Telefónica S.A. updates us on the Brexit decision in the UK by giving a detailed assessment of the impact of Brexit on the European trademark system.

What does China do to protect IPRs of foreign companies?

Jan Maarten Laurijssen from Pointer Brand Protection & Research looks into growth of the intellectual property industry in China by exploring how they are fighting back against malicious counterfeit products.

The Indonesian trademark process

Nadya P. G. Djajadiningrat from HarvesPat IP Services takes a close look at the pieces of evidence considered to overcome the rejections within the trademark process in Indonesia.

Copyright as a legal remedy against trademark kidnapping

Jaime Rodríguez from OLIVARES considers the idea of trademark kidnapping and explains why and how we should start applying, with forcefulness, creative solutions such as copyright laws, against the problem.

The role of artificial intelligence in 21st century trademarking

Rob Davey from CompuMark, a brand of Clarivate Analytics, explores artificial intelligence within the trademark industry, thinking about the pros, cons, and the future of the technology.

A brief introduction to trademark enforcement in China

Zio Zhihao DENG from Jiaquan IP Law explores the most effective ways to enhance the trademark enforcement effect in China and discusses several routes to protect your trademark right in the country.

Buttering your bread on both sides: Hypothetical license fees

Mateusz Dubek and Marcin Chołuj from Bird & Bird LLP explain how hypothetical license fees can be used to calculate both damages and unjustified profits in Poland.

Italian fashion start-up wins ‘Steve Jobs’ trademark

Steve Jobs' contributions to modern computing will be remembered for a long time, especially for his work with Apple Inc. Despite his tragic early death in 2011, Steve Jobs' creations are still used around the world on a daily basis and he is surely a household name...

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Beyoncé loses latest trademark decision

In the latest decision in an ongoing trademark litigation case, Beyoncé has lost the bid for confidentiality. Beyoncé and her team had previously requested to keep details from an upcoming deposition in her trademark battle confidential. The case began when the...

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