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What’s in a name? Enforcing trademark rights and the ‘own name’ defence

12-03-2020Rebecca Anderson-Smith

One of the world’s leading fashion brands has been castigated by a British comedian for enforcing its trademarks too aggressively. Rebecca Anderson-Smith of Mewburn Ellis explores the lessons for brands.

H&M holds the line against Adidas in Dutch court judgment

Netherlands12-03-2020Daniël Haije

Earlier this year, the Court of Appeal of The Hague ruled in favour of H&M against Adidas in its 23-year long trademark law battle. Daniël Haije of Hoogenraad & Haak reports.

Career series: Millicent Grant

International09-03-2020Millicent Grant

Millicent Grant is a pioneer. Earlier this year, she became the first Chartered legal executive to be appointed an Honorary Queen’s Counsel in the UK.

D&I: putting your money where your mouth is

05-03-2020Sarah Morgan

Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis has become the latest corporate to place tough diversity demands on outside counsel. It’s good news, but is it enough? Sarah Morgan reports.

UK’s withdrawal casts a shadow over the Unified Patent Court

EU04-03-2020Jonathan Radcliffe

While the rejection of the UPC puts the project in peril, it could also put the UK at the centre of patent litigation, argues Jonathan Radcliffe of Reed Smith.

Brompton: a clash of patents and copyright

EU03-03-2020Jens Matthes and Maximilian Kiemle

Jens Matthes and Maximilian Kiemle of Allen & Overy report on an EU advocate general’s opinion in Brompton, a case that touches on the intersection of patents and copyrights.

Lessons learned: China’s first-to-file TM system

China27-02-2020Leighton Cassidy and Thomas Coop

Leighton Cassidy and Thomas Coop of Fieldfisher outline recent cases highlighting the importance of filing early trademark applications in China’s first-to-file system, and the key takeaways for brand owners.

Is the US cannabis trademarks ban ‘untenable’?

27-02-2020Rory O'Neill

There is a rising clamour for reforms to US cannabis law, including around the registration of trademarks. A recent paper argued that the Supreme Court has already provided a solution, while other lawyers argue that only a change in the law will suffice.

What’s in a name?: business-friendly trademark counselling in the startup scene

International21-02-2020Jeffrey Greene and Salsa Ahmed

In the fast-moving, tech-focused world of startups, choosing a trademark requires flexible thinking, as Jeffrey Greene and Salsa Ahmed of Cooley explain.

Conference preview: Going ‘beyond trademarks’ at the CITMA Spring Conference

14-02-2020

The theme of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) Spring Conference will be “Beyond trademarks: a global perspective”, at the IET London, March 18–20, 2020.

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