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Can brands help save the world?

International16-06-2022Tom Phillips

The catastrophic effects of a global temperature rise were laid bare this year. How can brands and those who work with them make a difference? Tom Phillips explores.

Amazon’s transparency on fakes is good news for brands

International14-05-2021Megan Rannard

The e-commerce platform’s counterfeits report is part of a trend by online retailers’ to improve enforcement and boost reputations, says Megan Rannard of Marks & Clerk.

Antitrust: A changing of the guard

09-03-2021Muireann Bolger

President Joe Biden’s changes to M&A rules and the emergence of a stringent antitrust bill could herald tough new antitrust measures—with significant ramifications for IP, reports Muireann Bolger.

Amazon’s win over Polo Club: a fundamental mistake?

UK19-02-2021Aaron Wood

The English High Court has found in favour of Amazon in a dispute over the sale and visibility of goods in the UK/EU territory. The ruling is a worrying one which could lead to an upheaval in trademark litigation, argues Aaron Wood of Blaser Mills.

Platforms Taking Up the Mantle

17-11-2020Saman Javed

Through collaborations with IP agencies, user tools, and enforcement programs—e-commerce platforms have unveiled a suite of anticounterfeiting measures to benefit brand owners and, ultimately, consumers, as Saman Javed discovers.

Taking On China’s Platforms

China17-11-2020Simon Tsi and Sue Gui

The growth of Chinese e-commerce platforms has been mirrored by increasing IP infringement. Simon Tsi and Sue Gui at Chang Tsi & Partners look at remedies for rights owners.

Record TM filings at the USPTO—but do they conceal a darker picture?

02-11-2020Muireann Bolger

An unprecedented growth in trademark applications at the USPTO, largely driven by Chinese filers, has been welcomed as a positive sign of economic recovery amid the pandemic. But it raises questions around the future legitimacy of US trademarks and brands. Muireann Bolger reports.

India jurisdiction report: Courts don’t buy sellers’ appeal

India29-04-2020NV Saisunder and Srividya Sundaresan

The liability of e-commerce platforms acting in the capacity of intermediaries has been subject to judicial scrutiny in India in the recent past under various business scenarios.

Indefinite claims at the PTAB

28-04-2020

Petitioners that attempt to take advantage of the PTAB raising an indefiniteness challenge to patent claims will likely fail, as Hailey Bureau and Chad Rink of Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch explain.

Germany jurisdiction report: Make Google AdWords clear

Germany17-09-2019Christian Buchholz

The question under which circumstances the use of a sign identical with a trademark in Google AdWords advertisements constitutes a trademark infringement has been the subject of several decisions of the German Federal Court of Justice and the Court of Justice of the EU in the past.

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