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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


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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