Emily in Paris revealing lessons for personal name brand protection

Emily in Paris revealing lessons for personal name brand protection

Are there really IP lessons to learn from the glamorous adventures of a girl working at a marketing agency in Paris?  Yes, yes there are! One of the joys of being a trademark lawyer is that the fruits of your labor can be seen on the high street, in magazines and all...

Harry Styles hits back at online counterfeiters with IP claim

Harry Styles hits back at online counterfeiters with IP claim

Harry Styles, arguably one of the most recognizable names and faces in pop music, has taken legal action relating to a significant issue with the music industry. The music industry is an all-consuming one, in which followers of their favorite artist don’t stop with...

Statutory damages provide key enforcement mechanism to curb counterfeiters

Nicholas J. Nowak, Matthew M. Zuziak and Will Rodenberg of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC and Charles Hawkins, General Counsel, Intellectual Property & Litigation at Volkswagen Group of America, report on the Verotec Wheels, Inc. case that has solidified the structure for statutory damages.

IP and the steeplechase to sustainable fashion – is virtual fashion an answer?

Charlotte Wilding, Emilia Petrossian and Nawel Chemali of Wedlake Bell LLP review the current state of sustainable fashion, questioning whether virtual fashion could overturn the damage caused by fast fashion in spite of it being less green than it seems.

The territoriality myth: U.S. trademark law’s global reach

Chris Mitchell, Member at Dickinson Wright, evaluates the extraterritorial applicability of the Lanham Act to assess if damages should be increased on the grounds of having a substantial effect on U.S. commerce.

Cultural misappropriation: protecting the culture of the Mexican people

Laura Collada, Managing Partner at Dumont, details the differences between the indigenous cultures in Mexico to express the importance of protecting these cultures against exploitation and infringement.

The Court of Justice rules to destroy genuine goods if parallel import

Klaudia Błach Morysińska, advocate, trademark and patent attorney at Zaborski, Morysiński Law Office, reviews a recent judgment that witnessed the order of destruction of genuine goods having been placed on the EEA market without permission after import.

FAQs: Trademark nullity in Argentina

Diego Palacio, Partner at Palacio & Asociados, answers important questions about nullity in the Argentinian trademark system to provide handy tips.

Is all publicity good publicity?

Claire Jones, Trademark Director at HGF, summarizes recent trademark disputes that have caused a stir in the media to evaluate whether public disputes are good for exposure or rather a risk to a brand’s reputation.

Brazil looks into the future: secondary meaning analysis during trademark prosecution

Laura Marques of Vaz e Dias Advogados & Associados gives her perspective on secondary meaning set to be introduced at the BTO in 2023 which is bringing hope of a valuable tool for securing registration.

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

Featuring: Virginia Wolk Marino: Partner, Crowell 

Sponsored by: Innocelf

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

Featuring:Prudence Jahja: Managing Partner, Januar Jahja and Partners

Sponsored by: Innocelf

Jurisdictional Briefing, Poland: merely providing proof of reputation is not sufficient

Dr Anna Sokołowska–Ławniczak and Kaja Seń of Traple Konarski Podrecki and Partners provide key guidance for protecting trademarks with a preexisting reputation.

Jurisdictional Briefing, Spain: trademark and copyright protection

Federico Jover García of H&A explains the difference in protection between industrial and intellectual property rights.

New frontiers in open source enforcement and compliance

George Zalepa, Of Counsel at Greenberg Traurig LLP, explains the difficulties surrounding open source licensing and copyright infringement highlighted by the Software Freedom Conservancy vs. Vizio case.

How to deal with trademark infringement in China

Zhang Bin and Yang Yifan of CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office explain the four pathways available for tackling trademark infringement in China.

Trade Dress in Mexico: Some considerations about their protection in our jurisdiction

Carlos Reyes, Senior Attorney at OLIVARES, reviews the progress of trade dress trademark applications in Mexico following on from the adaptations implemented in the Mexican Industrial Law.

An update on trademark licenses in Brazil

Igor Simões & Jessica Carvalho of Simoes IP Law examine the protection offered to intellectual property owners when licensing their trademarks to protect their brand’s identity, values, and reputation.

The intangible assets of the future: NFTs and cryptocurrency in the metaverse

Joshita Davar Khemani, and co-authors Kajal Sinha and Ragini Ghosh, of L.S. Davar & Co. evaluate the developments of NFTs and cryptocurrency in the metaverse to assess the impact they could have on the IP industry.

In a word: foreign language trademarks in Poland

Joanna Pilka of Patpol evaluates the registration process for a foreign language word mark in Poland with consideration for descriptiveness and distinctiveness.

Diversity, equity and inclusion: disability

Megan Rannard, Associate at Marks & Clerk and member of IP Inclusive, provides an insight into the difficulties facing those with disabilities when entering and integrating into the workforce and offers some first steps for promoting inclusivity.

Registration now open for Finnegan IP University

WASHINGTON, DC—Finnegan is pleased to announce that registration is now open for its 2023 Finnegan IP University program. The free program introduces undergraduate and graduate STEM students to career opportunities in IP law over four weeks of online educational...

ArentFox Schiff welcomes sports partner Eric Fishman in New York

ArentFox Schiff is pleased to announce the addition of Partner Eric Fishman to the firm’s Sports group in New York. Eric has counseled some of the world’s most renowned athletes and sports organizations on a range of high-profile matters, from corporate deals to...

OLIVARES in Mexico names two new Partners

MEXICO CITY, Jan. 9, 2023- OLIVARES, a leading IP, business, and litigation law firm in Mexico announces the addition of two new partners: Rommy Morales and Jaime Rodríguez. Rommy Morales is an experienced practitioner at OLIVARES, first joining the firm in 2008. For...

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