Katten appoints new practice heads, building on stellar leadership

Katten appoints new practice heads, building on stellar leadership

(CHICAGO) Katten recently announced  the changes in leadership of several firm practice areas as part of its periodic rotations done to share leadership opportunities and responsibilities within the firm. “Our new practice heads are outstanding individuals who will...

New Russian law on Champagne’s label might trigger a WTO complaint

New Russian law on Champagne’s label might trigger a WTO complaint

Enrico Bonadio (City, University of London) – Magali Contardi (University of Alicante) In July 2021 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an amendment to a federal law reserving the use of the Russian term for champagne – Шампанское (shampanskoye) – to sparkling...

The General Court find meaning in MILEY CYRUS

By Tom Sharman, Partner and Rob McLaughlin, Assistant at Reddie & Grose LLP, a firm of patent and trademark attorneys. Smiley Miley, Inc. (‘SMI’), owned by American singer Miley Cyrus, has won a six year battle to register the trademark MILEY CYRUS in the EU.  The...

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Robert Watson reports: One IPO Transformation launch

The formal launch of the One IPO Transformation five-year program on 22 April 2021 marks a welcome step change in the way the UKIPO handles registered IP rights in the digital era.  In fact, work began in March 2021, but this launch marks the publication of the IPO’s...

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M&S sues Aldi in battle of the caterpillars

  M&S is suing Aldi for the alleged infringement of its registered trade marks, which were obtained to protect its Colin the Caterpillar cake. M&S claims that Aldi’s Cuthbert the Caterpillar product is similar in appearance and as such, could confuse...

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Patpol was awarded the best IP advisor in Poland in 2021

Patpol has picked up the Prosecution Firm of the Year award for Poland at the Managing IP Awards 2021. The awards were presented in a virtual ceremony broadcast worldwide on March 30 2021. The award for IP prosecution recognizes the firm’s achievements in patent,...

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Can a hashtag be a trademark?

What are hashtags? Even if you spend minimal time on social media, there are three facts that you will agree with. First, social media has become an indispensable marketing channel. Second, the social media platforms are constantly developing online marketing...

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Cross-class protection of reputable trademarks

Mr. Zhenkun Fu, Senior Partner at Corner Stone and Partners, offers first-hand evidence of why a well-known trademark is crucial for protecting your brand against infringers.

Jack Wessel, Senior Counsel, IP at Gilead Sciences, and Jennifer Gruber, VP and Associate General Counsel at Warner Media, discuss INTA’s 2020 In-House Practitioners Benchmarking Report in an interview with Faye Waters, The Trademark Lawyer Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief

Earlier this year Jack and Jennifer sat down with us to unpack the findings of INTA’s In-House Practitioners Benchmarking Report, a research project with which they were both involved, and discuss what the discoveries can lend the IP community.

A surprise New Year’s present from Congress: The Trademark Modernization Act of 2020

Ewa A. Wojciechowska, Associate at McDermott Will & Emery, describes some of the notable changes brought in with TMA, including aiding in shaping litigation expectations, new ex parte expungement petitions expectations, and cancellation proceedings.

Implementing global ‘take downs’ – who is responsible?

Ranjan Narula, Managing Partner of RNA, Technology and IP Attorneys, reviews recent cases concerning the liability of intermediaries when it comes to removing undesirable, explicit, or harmful content online.

Is US Amazon ‘targeting’ UK and EU consumers?

Paul Sweeden, Associate at Locke Lord LLP, evaluates the Lifestyle Equities CV and Another v Amazon UK Services Ltd and Others [2021] EWHC 118 (Ch) case, and what it means for trademark use in online retail.

ECTA’s 39th Annual Conference in Vienna ‘Waltzing with IP’ goes hybrid

ECTA is happy to meet friends again at its 39th Annual Conference ‘Waltzing with IP’ on 21-22 October 2021, this year in a hybrid format. As the safety and health of our attendees is our main concern, this most prestigious
European IP event will be organised both in Vienna for a limited number of participants and online to accommodate those among our large ECTA family who will not be able to travel. The Conference will be held with highest epidemiological standards in mind and in full compliance with the local COVID regulations in force at the time of the event. Find out what you may expect of this new format!

Mental health awareness: the legal brain

Elizabeth Rimmer, CEO of LawCare, provides an overview of the impact a legal career can have on mental health with advice for calming an overactive brain.

Women in IP Leadership

Stacey Kalamaras: Founding Partner, Kalamaras Law Office

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Women in IP Leadership

Barbara Leitao-Johnson: Intellectual Property Protection Strategy Lead, BSI @ Facebook

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Women in IP Leadership

Alice Stephenson: Founder, Stephenson Law

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Reproducing artwork as registered trademarks

Tomasz Gawliczek, Attorney at JWP, evaluates the potential benefits and the shortfalls of using famous artwork as a trademark, with examples including the work of Leonardo da Vinci and Johannes Vermeer.

You’ve got mail… or have you?

Lena Shen, of Beijing Sanyou Intellectual Property Agency Ltd., examines issues concerning non-use cancellation procedure against international trademark registration in China, and how postal services can be crucial when it comes to time limits and maintaining protection.

New regional systems for protection of trademarks and designs in the Eurasian Economic Union states

Alexey Kratiuk and Viacheslav Rybchak, Partners at Gorodissky & Partners, provide a precise overview of the new regional system and how it will affect the protection strategy and systems of IP.

Denomination of Origin and Geographical Indications: their impact in commerce

Florencia D. Sosa and Mariano A. Toppino, of O’Conor Power, explain why trademark owners need to be aware of the growing importance of DOs and GIs in Argentina and beyond.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion with Suzanne Wertheim. Chapter 1: an anti-bias vision

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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