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Rebrands: Look before you leap


Uber and Carlsberg were two brands that opted for a new look in 2018, but undergoing a revamp can entail many challenges—and not just from an IP perspective, as WIPR finds out.

France jurisdiction report: Seniority of a national trademark

France19-02-2019Aurélia Marie

Any owner of a trademark registered in a member state of the EU may claim the seniority of his national trademark in a European trademark for identical goods or services. This claim of seniority has the effect of allowing this owner, if he ceases to maintain his trademark locally, to continue to benefit from the same rights he would have had if his national trademark had been maintained.

India jurisdiction report: Picking the right jurisdiction

India18-02-2019Aanchal M Nichani and N V Saisunder of Eshwars

Trademark enforcement in every country has its complexities, and India is no different. In India, courts are vested with territorial jurisdiction, and within such jurisdictions, there are hierarchical courts with pecuniary jurisdiction.

Sweden jurisdiction report: New-look trademark legislation

Sweden15-02-2019Maria Zamkova

On January 1, 2019, several important changes to the Swedish trademark law and related provisions came into effect. The changes are basically the implementation of the EU legislation, a revision that started at EU level almost ten years ago.

Malaysia jurisdiction report: The rules for non-use

Malaysia15-02-2019Khang Juin

Once a trademark has been registered with the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia, the registered proprietor will be granted various rights and remedies as provided under the Trade Mark Acts 1976.

WIPR Leaders 2019: Sweden Trademarks Practice update

Sweden25-01-2019Petter Rindforth

Petter Rindforth of Fenix Legal reports on a case involving car company Volvo which clarifies the rules on using geographical indications in Sweden.

WIPR Leaders 2019: Serbia Trademarks Practice Update

Serbia25-01-2019Vladimir Marenovic and Nikola Kliska

Serbia is now obliged to apply the same standards of IP protection as EU member states, say Vladimir Marenovic and Nikola Kliska of Živko Mijatovic and Partners.

WIPR Leaders 2019: Russia Trademarks Practice Update

Russia24-01-2019Nikolay Bogdanov

Parties seeking to register and protect trademarks in Russia should consider several factors before taking action. Nikolay Bogdanov of Gorodissky & Partners reports.

WIPR Leaders 2019: Germany Trademarks Practice Update

Germany24-01-2019Jens Künzel

Different uses of trademarks on e-commerce websites which may potentially infringe third parties’ rights have continued to concern German courts in 2018, as Jens Künzel of Krieger Mes & Graf v der Groeben reports.

WIPR Leaders 2019: Canada Trademarks Practice Update

Canada23-01-2019Meghan Dillon

There is a ray of hope for trademark owners with registrations covering hotel services without a ‘bricks and mortar’ hotel in Canada. Meghan Dillon of Bereskin & Parr reports.

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