Michael Jordan’s Chinese slam-dunk

Michael Jordan’s Chinese slam-dunk

In a promising sign that commitments regarding the protection of IP made by Beijing to the US during recent trade deal talks may actually be acted upon, the Chinese Supreme Court has upheld a long-running complaint by legendary US basketball player Michael Jordan...

Corporate Social Responsibility – INTA report

Corporate Social Responsibility – INTA report

INTA’s “Brands and CSR Survey Report” surveyed 227 INTA members worldwide. According to INTA, “organizations overwhelmingly recognize their social obligation to positively impact global issues and give back to the community, and that these efforts — when made public —...

INTA 2020 Annual Meeting rescheduled for Houston, Texas in November

INTA 2020 Annual Meeting rescheduled for Houston, Texas in November

The International Trademark Association (INTA) has announced that it will be holding its 2020 Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting on 16-20 November in Houston, Texas. Registration will open in early June. The new date and location as well as combining for the...

New Issue – Ayala Deutsch interview

A few weeks ago, INTA President and Executive VP and Deputy General Counsel of NBA Properties Ayala Deutsch kindly agreed to speak to The Trademark Lawyer about her career in IP, her time at the National Basketball Association, and her many objectives for 2020. Like...

INTA to hold 2020 Annual Meeting in November in US

The International Trademark Association (INTA) has announced that it has rescheduled its 2020 Annual Meeting and will now be holding it in November in the United States. The change is in response to the latest developments regarding the global outbreak of the...

Cyprus celebrates Halloumi victory

Halloumi manufacturers are celebrating victory after the European Court of Justice found in their favor on 5 March. The Court sided with the Foundation for the Protection of the Traditional Cheese of Cyprus named Halloumi against Belgium-based M.J Dairies, after the...

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Michael Jordan’s Chinese slam-dunk

In a promising sign that commitments regarding the protection of IP made by Beijing to the US during recent trade deal talks may actually be acted upon, the Chinese Supreme Court has upheld a long-running complaint by legendary US basketball player Michael Jordan...

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Corporate Social Responsibility – INTA report

INTA’s “Brands and CSR Survey Report” surveyed 227 INTA members worldwide. According to INTA, “organizations overwhelmingly recognize their social obligation to positively impact global issues and give back to the community, and that these efforts — when made public —...

read more

New Issue – Ayala Deutsch interview

A few weeks ago, INTA President and Executive VP and Deputy General Counsel of NBA Properties Ayala Deutsch kindly agreed to speak to The Trademark Lawyer about her career in IP, her time at the National Basketball Association, and her many objectives for 2020. Like...

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INTA to hold 2020 Annual Meeting in November in US

The International Trademark Association (INTA) has announced that it has rescheduled its 2020 Annual Meeting and will now be holding it in November in the United States. The change is in response to the latest developments regarding the global outbreak of the...

read more

Cyprus celebrates Halloumi victory

Halloumi manufacturers are celebrating victory after the European Court of Justice found in their favor on 5 March. The Court sided with the Foundation for the Protection of the Traditional Cheese of Cyprus named Halloumi against Belgium-based M.J Dairies, after the...

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Square Enix triumphs over Gleissner at UKIPO

German businessman Michael Gleissner is a controversial figure in the world of trademarks. Over the past few years, Gleissner has made a name for himself across the globe by filing thousands of trademark applications through hundreds of companies of which he is the...

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Who’s the (Hugo) Boss?

In August last year, clothing giant Hugo Boss demanded that small Welsh Brewery Boss Brewing “cease and desist” using the names “Boss Black” and “Boss Boss” for two of its beers. A costly trademark action followed, leaving Boss Brewing with a legal bill of almost...

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COVID trademark application is “opportunistic”

As the Coronavirus continues its deadly spread across the globe, it comes as no surprise to hear that it has also reached trademark registers. On 11 February, the same day the World Health Organization (WHO) released the “official” name of the virus, the first...

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Amazon is UK consumers’ most trusted online marketplace

Research commissioned by brand protection software provider Incopro looking at “Fake Britain” has found that UK consumers are more trusting of Amazon over rival online marketplaces, despite the company openly admitting it has a problem with counterfeit goods. Just 42%...

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Gibson drops EUIPO appeal

World-famous guitar manufacturer Gibson has abandoned its attempt to retain trademark rights to certain guitar shapes in the EU. The American company twice met with failure before the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in 2019, after it applied unsuccessfully to...

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Sussex Not-So-Royal?

As they step away from public - and royal - duties, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had intended to brand their future commercial activities with the trademark “Sussex Royal”. However, this strategy has hit a seemingly insurmountable obstacle, following news that the...

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Beatles win $77 million merch ruling

The corporation founded by The Beatles to manage their financial and legal affairs, Apple Corps, has been awarded $77 million in damages by US District Court Judge Beth Bloom over the sale of unlicensed merchandise using the band’s name and imagery. The figure of $77...

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Did Netflix make the wrong choices with Bandersnatch?

Streaming giant Netflix has failed in its bid to dismiss a $25 million infringement action brought against it by Chooseco LLC, current publisher of the perennially popular Choose Your Own Adventure books. Chooseco alleges that its trademarks were infringed by the...

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Post-Brexit, Stilton still won’t come from Stilton

The fact that Stilton cheese, world-famous for its distinctive blue veins and pungent aroma, cannot be legally manufactured in the village of Stilton that lends the cheese its name, continues to cause something of a stink in the small Cambridgeshire village. Thought...

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Cyprus gets its halloumi back

When Cyprus lost its ownership of the trademark “halloumi” in the UK in 2018, Cypriot farmers and cheesemakers, who take their exclusive right to manufacture and market their world-famous cheese very seriously indeed, were rightly up in arms. The loss flowed from a...

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Ferrari takes “full-blooded” action against charity

Ferrari is taking legal action against a charity in Italy because it wants to use the charity’s name for its new SUV. The luxury car manufacturer and the Purosangue Foundation, which states its objectives as “[t]he promotion for the public benefit of participation in...

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Sky v Skykick – how will post-Brexit UK react?

The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has finally ruled on the Sky v Skykick case, essentially finding in Sky’s favor. The telecommunications and TV giant had brought proceedings for trademark infringement and passing off against Skykick, a provider of cloud technology...

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Loch Ness Spirits crowdfund to fight trademark action

Loch Ness Spirits, a gin and absinthe company founded by Kevin Ross and Lorien Cameron-Ross in 2015, has turned to crowdfunding in order to raise £30,000 for legal fees in order to pay costs arising from its ongoing battle with a Scotch distillery over its use of the...

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Killing the 99.9%

How to ensure hand sanitizers meet the right criteria.

CompuMark survey - the trademark ecosystem in 2020

Robert Reading of CompuMark looks at how technology may help tackle growing levels of infringement.

Interview with INTA President Ayala Deutsch

Matt Seex, Editor of The Trademark Lawyer, talks to Ayala Deutsch about her career in IP, and her objectives for the year ahead as President of INTA.

Cyber IP infringements and legal remedies

Zhenkun Fu, Senior Partner at Corner Stone & Partners, discusses the challenges posed to IP protection by the growth of e-commerce.

Why Google must do more to protect trademarks from counterfeits

Kemal Tayyareci, Pre-Sales Consultant at Incopro, explains why Google needs to step up its game when it comes to websites selling counterfeit goods.

What you need to know in order to protect your business and your brand

Jacqui Pryor of Mark My Words looks at brand protection in Australia.

Russian case study – defending “Suzuki”

Alexandra Pelikh of Zuykov and partners discusses a recent case in which her firm defended the interests of the right holder of a disputed trademark.

A new dawn for Argentina

Santiago O’Conor of O’Conor & Power examines recent changes to Argentinian trademark law that have brought decades of stagnation to an end.

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