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UKIPO: time to ‘start from scratch’ to achieve radical change

UK30-11-2022Sarah Speight

The UKIPO is finally revamping its systems to streamline the IP rights application process, and is calling on customers to inform this transformation, deputy director of rights policy Mike Prior tells Sarah Speight.

Italy: Radical amendments to the trademark system

Italy24-11-2022Sigrid Lily

Italians can look forward to a faster, simpler trademark dispute resolution system by the start of 2023, explains Sigrid Lily of Bugnion.

USPTO director reviews: Did OpenSky prompt a rethink?

23-11-2022Muireann Bolger

Kathi Vidal’s explosive intervention in OpenSky v VLSI saw dormant concerns over the director review process resurface. Did she go too far, will she change tack, and what might a new-look process look like? Muireann Bolger speaks to lawyers from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Haynes Boone, and Finnegan to find out more.

South Africa: Primed for IP outsourcing

South Africa23-11-2022Darren Olivier

With a similar time zone to Europe and a skilled workforce, outsourcing IP work to South Africa offers value for money, argues Darren Olivier of Adams & Adams.

Navigating the haze of US cannabis TM law

18-11-2022Sarah Speight

With a rising number of US states legalising or decriminalising cannabis, Sarah Speight explores how owners of cannabis-related trademarks can seek protection without getting their fingers burned.

L'Oreal case hones law for single letter trademarks

EU14-11-2022Henrike Strobl

A case involving L’Oréal has clarified the General Court’s position on protection for single letter marks, explains Henrike Strobl of Nordemann.

Lanham Act: will SCOTUS review of $114m TM win bring further scrutiny of US law?

10-11-2022Sarah Speight

By agreeing to review a win by a US company against its European distributor, the Supreme Court will wade into how foreign sales can influence damages awards. Sarah Speight garners views from trademark attorneys at Rothwell Figg and Fish & Richardson, who examine whether the top court will address a split among the circuits.

Lidl v Tesco: a turning point for evergreening?

UK08-11-2022Muireann Bolger

A decision concerning bad faith arguments in a dispute between Lidl and Tesco could have significant implications for trademark owners, finds Muireann Bolger.

The NFTs clause: are licensors waking up to digital use?

International06-10-2022Muireann Bolger

As the settled Miramax v Tarantino case failed to yield much-anticipated answers to licensing disputes involving non-fungible tokens, what key questions remain?

The metaverse, NFTs and IP issues in China

China04-10-2022Loke-Khoon Tan, Bertha Ho, James Lau, Harrods Wong and Jennifer Lau

As questions emerge over how to protect IP in the metaverse, Baker McKenzie lawyers examine how China is dealing with this evolving landscape

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