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Hot topics on Mexico’s new examination procedure

Mexico29-06-2022Emilio Albarran

The Federal Law for Protection of the Industrial Property in Mexico—also known as the new IP Law—abrogated the former Industrial Property Law and entered into force on November 5, 2020.

Russia: ‘Waves of applications for confusingly similar TMs’

Russia29-06-2022Natalia Gulyaeva

Natalia Gulyaeva, partner at Hogan Lovells, tells WIPR about the current IP situation in Russia.

Trademark pirates begin to pay the price in China

China29-06-2022Haiyu Li

Trademark pirates have been bothering legitimate trademark owners in China for many years. Owing to China’s strict first-to-file principle and little consideration of the earlier use or fame of the legitimate trademark owners, pirates have been profiting from hoarding big numbers of others’ brands and setting obstacles for the legitimate owners.

Made in China

China28-06-2022Xiaojun Guo

China acceded the Hague System this year. Xiaojun Guo of CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office outlines what designers need to know.

Brands under threat


Many companies’ desire to do good is being undermined by government regulations across the globe that threaten their IP value, reports Muireann Bolger

Lost in a blizzard: Buffett’s Dairy Queen TM loss


The failure of the billionaire’s ice cream chain to win its ‘Blizzard’ dispute shows that a formidable IP enforcement strategy still needs to be backed by solid evidence, finds Muireann Bolger.

A leap of faith


Brands can become infatuated with new technology trends, but they need to take it slowly before embarking on a long-term relationship with the latest market darling, finds Muireann Bolger.

Copying, caterpillar cakes, and camper vans

China, EU, UK17-06-2022

Was a caterpillar cake suit between Marks & Spencer and Aldi ‘likely to fail’? A panel at INTA this year unpicked the case and similar disputes from around the world.

Lidl v Tesco: wordless logos suit speaks volumes

UK16-06-2022Muireann Bolger

Poacher turns gamekeeper in Lidl’s dispute with Tesco, as supermarkets scrap for shares of a tough marketplace, finds Muireann Bolger.

4D printing: how to protect space-age tech

15-06-2022PrintingJoão Francisco Sá

While legal practitioners and legislators struggle with 3D printing in European design law, a new revolution is slowly happening: 4D printing. João Francisco Sá of Inventa reports.

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