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The end of ‘Moroccan Habanos’

Morocco15-07-2021Miguel Bibe

A Moroccan businessman has finally lost the right to use the name of the iconic Cuban cigar brand. Miguel Bibe of Inventa International explores the history of the dispute, and what it means for brand owners.

Fast fashion plays fast and loose with IP rights

China, UK08-07-2021Emmy Hunt

Legal action by the owners of Dr Martens against online fashion retailer Shein is a reminder for rights owners to act promptly when compromised online, says Emmy Hunt of Potter Clarkson.

Brand owner’s friend: the Lanham Act at 75

05-07-2021Cindy Walden

The Trademark Act of 1946 has changed over the decades but remains a bedrock of US trademark law, says Cindy Walden of Fish & Richardson.

Oatly v PureOaty: cereal killer

UK29-06-2021Mark Kramer and Sarah Talland

Oatly is taking legal action against fellow oat-based drink brand, PureOaty, for trademark infringement, a move that underlines the importance of big thinking on IP when a brand is in its infancy, say Mark Kramer and Sarah Talland of Potter Clarkson.

Chanel v Crepslocker: does exhaustion apply?

EU16-06-2021Flavia Stefura

Fashion house Chanel claims the discount resale of its luxury products tarnishes its brand. Flavia Ștefura of MPR Partners examines whether its case stands up.

Business Brief 2021: Japan

Japan08-06-2021Ryo Maruyama

Design rights are now effective for 25 years from the date of application, and the conventional definition of design has changed significantly. Ryo Maruyama of Kyosei International Patent Office reports.

Business Brief 2021: Greece

Greece08-06-2021Maria Athanassiadou and Fotini Kardiopoulis

Greek IP law is adapting to better serve rights holders, report Maria Athanassiadou and Fotini Kardiopoulis of Dr Helen G Papaconstantinou and Partners.

Business Brief 2021: Caribbean Region

Caribbean08-06-2021Keesha Fleming Lake

The operation of the region’s IP offices is dependent on the legislative framework and the IP rights regimes in place, says Keesha Fleming Lake of Caribbean Trademark Services.

AIPF: How boutiques rode out the pandemic

International08-06-2021Chris Agrawal

IP boutiques were uniquely positioned not just to survive the pandemic, but to emerge even stronger, argues Chris Agrawal of the Association of IP Firms.

AIPLA: Overcoming COVID-19 challenges

08-06-2021Joseph Re

American Intellectual Property Law Association president Joseph Re outlines how the association adapted, learned, and thrived despite challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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