Mewburn Ellis announces firmwide menopause policy

Mewburn Ellis announces firmwide menopause policy

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An interview with Fiona Scott, Trademark Paralegal at Amazon

Fiona sits down with The Trademark Lawyer to discuss her experiences as a paralegal at Amazon, Amazon’s protection procedures, and her hopes for the future of the trademark industry.

NFTs – protection of trademarks in the realm of blockchain

Max Vern, Partner and Head of the International Department at Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP, concentrates on the practical aspects of the NFT phenomenon which is engaging trademark rights holders on a magnitude rarely seen before.

Aping rights is never boring

Dominic Farnsworth, Glenn Pudelka and Neale Christy of Locke Lord discuss the intersection of IP law and NFTs.

The Canadian trademark ecosystem: 10 things you absolutely need to know

Micheline Dessureault, Caroline Guy, Johanne Muzzo and Simone Ndiaye of Therrien Couture Joli-Coeur LLP illustrate the importance of seeking specialist Canadian advice with an overview of 10 idiosyncratic jurisdictional practices.

Protecting trademark rights in China: OEMs

Wei He, Trademark Attorney at Beijing Sanyou Intellectual Property Agency Ltd., explains the elements that must be considered by Original Equipment Manufacturers making and exporting goods from China to ensure protection against infringement if entering the Chinese market in the future is a possibility.

Weeding out imposters: when cannabis brands name themselves after well-known children’s brands

Stacey C. Kalamaras and Luke S. Zimmerm discuss recent cases and evaluate the risk to consumers when cannabis companies copy well-known children’s brands and candy packaging and address how state and federal laws are used to combat these labeling issues.

Passing off remedy broader than infringement

Manisha Singh and Malyashree Sridharan of LexOrbis evaluate the difference between a passing off case and an infringement case with key takeaways for considering the protection of a product versus a mark.

Parallel imports vs Counterfeits: Mechanisms of preventing Intellectual Property Rights infringement in Azerbaijan

Shabnam Sadigova Huseynova and Nargis Tagiyeva of GRATA International, Azerbaijan, detail customs registration, unfair competition complaints, and civil protection as preventive measures against parallel imports and counterfeit goods.

The current practice of applying monetary sanctions to protect the exclusive right to a trademark

Sergey Zuykov, Managing Partner of Zuykov and partners, provides a case-based analysis for successful recovery of damages for trademark infringement.

Lo and behold! CNIPA has issued Standards for Judging General Trademark Violations

Aimin Huo, Trademark Attorney at CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office, reviews the new standards implemented as of January 1, 2022 for judging trademark violation in China.

Why do some find it so attractive to copy a famous mark?

Colmenares & Asociados’ Trademarks General Manager Luis Gayoso Frayssinet provides an overview of why copying a famous mark is attractive but, ultimately, a detrimental decision.

The birth of Azami Global: tech-enabled global IP expertise

Jeremy Goldberg and Lauren Pick, co-CEOs, sit down with The Trademark Lawyer to discuss the formation of Azami Global, the vision for the company, and the benefits it is already offering to its members.

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

Featuring: Klaudia Błach-Morysińska of Zaborski, Morysiński Adwokacka Spółka Partnerska

Sponsored by: Fenix Legal

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

Featuring: Elena Zuykova of Zuykov and partners

Sponsored by: Fenix Legal

Jurisdictional briefing: practical aspects of combating counterfeit goods in Poland

Małgorzata Kutaj, Attorney-at-law at Traple Konarski Podrecki and Partners, provides a brief overview of when protection can be obtained against counterfeit goods and why this is crucial.

Jurisdictional briefing: Tinder takes a SWIPE at its competition in Spain

Alfonso Sabán and Álvaro Piacente of H&A examine the trademark battle between rivals Tinder and Bumble that has left one competitor wanting more!

Jurisdictional briefing, US: Don’t forget the NFTs: IP due diligence for emerging technologies

Michelle Ciotola and David Kincaid of Cantor Colburn evaluate the expectations for how the USPTO will handle IP due diligence for an exciting, if not emerging, technology.

ECTA 40TH Annual Conference: ‘Designing the Future’

Another extraordinary ECTA Conference is coming up soon, on 15-18 June 2022. You may expect great guests and speakers and a very engaging programme with informative sessions, lively discussions, exciting gatherings and Saturday excursions. New to this year’s format: first-time attendee reception, In-House counsel breakfast, Friday pass, online kick-off workshops, and tailored workshops for young professionals. Register by 21 April to get the Early Bird fee!

Haloo brings trademarks into the digital age

Find out how Haloo, a tech-based start-up, is transforming the trademark search and application process via digitalization and the of leveraging AI to save time and resources with nigh-on fail-safe results.

Splitting your brand name

Safir Anand, Senior Partner and Head of Trademarks, Contractual and Commercial IP at Anand and Anand, provides a guide for understanding the pros and cons involved in splitting one’s brand.

The Madrid System: who is new? And what is next?

Francesco Bonini, Trademark and Design Attorney, provides an update on the Madrid Protocol with predictions of who may join next and what developments may be on the horizon.

European Union trademark legislation: an overview on restoration of rights

Júlia Alves Coutinho, Trademark and Patent Attorney at Inventa, explores the requirements for restitutio in integrum and the importance of a well-founded request.

Trademark disclaimer in Brazil: how to deal with possible vulnerabilities applied to registrations?

Savana de Castro Castilho and Jessica Guimarães Almeida of Vaz e Dias Advogados provide advice for protection under the broadened statement for disclaimers under Resolution 166/2016 adopted by the Brazilian Trademark Office.

A Polish perspective on effective negotiations as an increasingly common means

Nina Jankowska, Trademark Attorney at Patpol, gives her opinion and provides tactical advice for negotiation as a form of dispute resolution in Poland.

Protection of three-dimensional marks in Russia

Alina Grechikhina, Trademark & Design Attorney at Gorodissky & Partners, reviews the criterion for protecting three-dimensional marks in Russia.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion with Suzanne Wertheim. Chapter 6: tips for awareness and self-improvement.

In this six-part series Dr. Suzanne Wertheim, of Worthwhile Research & Consulting, talks to The Trademark Lawyer about diversity, equity, and inclusion: what it means; the current challenges; DEI in law; gender bias; and what we can all do to improve.

Smith Anderson deepens IP bench, welcoming seasoned trademark attorney

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA – Sheldon Pontaoe, who has more than 25 years of experience as a trademark attorney in both corporate and private practice, has joined Smith Anderson’s Intellectual Property team and will counsel clients on a broad range of legal issues,...

IP expert Sophie Peat’s arrival takes Ogier partnership to 100-strong

Global intellectual property expert Sophie Peat has joined the Ogier partnership to spearhead Ogier's IP team. Her arrival brings Ogier's partnership to 100-strong. Sophie brings over a decade of top-tier international experience to her practice, which encompasses the...

Perkins Coie adds veteran IP Partner Masahiro Noda in San Diego

Noda joins firm as chair of TCIA’S Japan Trademark & Copyright practice group, bolstering U.S.-Asian client capabilities. Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that Masahiro (Masa) Noda has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property practice as a partner in the...

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A segment dedicated to women working in the IP industry, providing a platform to share real accounts from rising women around the globe. In these interviews we will be discussing experiences, celebrating milestones and achievements, and putting forward ideas for advancing equity and diversity.

By providing a platform to share personal experiences we aim to continue the empowerment of women in the world of IP.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Series

In this six-part series Dr. Suzanne Wertheim, of Worthwhile Research & Consulting, talks to The Trademark Lawyer about diversity, equity, and inclusion: what it means; the current challenges; DEI in law; gender bias; and what we can all do to improve.

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