Annual Patent and Trademark Attorney Salary Survey 2020

Annual Patent and Trademark Attorney Salary Survey 2020

The Patent Lawyer has partnered with Fellows and Associates to bring you the 9th Annual Patent and Trademark Attorney Salary Survey 2020. This survey aims to analyze the current remuneration packages available for Patent and Trademark Attorneys. As such, all...

Trade Mark Owners Association relaunched

Trade Mark Owners Association relaunched

Originating in 1886, the Trade-Mark Owners Association (TMOA) led the expansion of global trademark protections and continued to protect the interests of its clients through two World Wars, the Great Depression, and the 2008 Recession. Now, over 130 years after its...

INTA 2020 goes virtual

INTA 2020 goes virtual

The International Trademark Association (INTA) has announced that its 2020 Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting in November will now be an all-virtual event, in response to the continuing uncertainty surrounding the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. In April, INTA...

Puma loses “Tokyo 2021” bid

Puma loses “Tokyo 2021” bid

German sportswear and sports equipment multinational Puma has had its application to register the trademark “Puma Tokyo 2021” rejected by the USPTO, which reasoned that the global brand was attempting to create a “false connection” with the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics...

USPTO extends deadlines under CARES Act

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has, rather belatedly, extended the time limit for applicants to file patent and trademark-related documents to 1 June 2020. It has also extended the time limits applicable to the payment of relevant fees and...

SnapDragon wins Queen’s Award for Innovation

Legal tech company SnapDragon Monitoring has received a Queen’s Award for Innovation, one of Britain’s most prestigious business accolades. SnapDragon Monitoring was born out of its founder’s experience of fighting fake products when her baby product was...

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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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“Amazon Pharmacy” trademark filed globally

Amazon has applied to the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) to register the trademark “Amazon Pharmacy”, in a move that has, unsurprisingly, been taken as a strong indication that Amazon intends to enter the UK’s pharmaceutical space. This follows recent and...

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US lawyer trademarks “Sussex Royal”

Having trademarked their new charity, “Sussex Royal” in the UK, and following a turbulent week for the couple, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, face an additional and perhaps entirely foreseeable IP road-bump, with news that a US lawyer...

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Beijing tech firm infringed BBC trademark

Beijing technology developer iYuba has been ordered to pay the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) damages and costs totaling some 1 million yuan (around $145,000) after a Chinese court found that the company, which develops applications designed to help Chinese...

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Key Russian appointment for Rouse

Leading international IP firm Rouse has announced the appointment of Yana Tsygankova as the new Country Manager for Russia. Highly experienced in IP enforcement and prosecution cases across Russia and CIS, Yana has been a core member of Rouse's Moscow team since the...

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Harry and Meghan’s trademark spree

Having formally split from the joint charitable foundation, The Royal Foundation, they previously shared with Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, and amid continuing rumors of animosity between the two couples, Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan...

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Fake AirPods lead Britain’s counterfeit Christmas

According to research commissioned by online retailer Vape Club, and based on data from UK Trading Standards, fake Apple AirPods are set to be the most “popular” counterfeit item this Christmas in the UK, with trading standards having already seized £134,000 worth of...

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Injunction changes everything for Nike campaign

Sportswear giant Nike has been forced to suspend a significant advertising campaign, unveiled earlier this year at a Major League Baseball game and said to have cost some $16 million, after a federal court in North Carolina found that the campaign’s slogan “Sport...

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Does AI act intentionally?

Pat Breslin, Founder of Breslin Consulting, looks at the importance of “willfulness” in trademark disputes.

Poland establishes new IP courts

Anna Sokołowska-Ławniczak and Julia Jewgraf of Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners outline the Polish approach to IP.

GRUNDFOS recognized as a well-known trademark

Ling ZHAO of CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office discusses an important infringement case in which she was recently involved.

Non-use cancellation in China

Nick Ji of Corner Stone & Partners looks at one of the ways in which rights holders can protect their trademarks in China.

Change of future passed

Mladen Vukmir, ECTA Second Vice-President, looks to the future to discuss how law, and IP practice in particular, needs to develop and change in the years ahead.

IP law in Poland

ZM Legal’s Klaudia Błach-Morysińska discusses the latest developments in intellectual property law in Poland.

Regional trademark protection across Eurasia

Vladimir Trey of Gorodissky & Partners examines recent efforts to develop an umbrella of protection across the Eurasian economic union.

A new era for trademarks in Angola?

Vitor Palmela Fidalgo of Inventa gives us an overview of “genuine use” in Angola’s latest industrial property Bill.

Liability of e-commerce websites in India

LexOrbis, outline how India is dealing with the IP challenges created by the rapid growth of e-commerce.

Monetary brand valuation in financial engineering

PATEV Associates look at how active IP management can support leveraging the value of rights in times of a crisis.

Proposed new IP law in Mexico

Claudina González of Uhthoff, Gomez Vega & Uhthoff, S.C., discusses new legislative changes.

Michael Jordan wins “final counterattack” in China

Ray ZHAO, LL.M. of Unitalen looks at a recent high-profile victory for IP in the Chinese courts.

Russian invalidation

Sergey Zuykov of Zuykov and partners discusses a recent invalidation case that his firm litigated in the Russian courts.

Partial cancellation actions in Mexico

OLIVARES look at the substantive changes that need to be adopted by Mexican IP law.

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