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Protecting “The Chokwe Thinker”

Africa, Angola19-01-2021Vera Albino

The adoption of an Angolan statuette as a cultural icon has raised questions over the protection of art as a trademark. Vera Albino of Inventa International explores the issues.

How the Synlait case increases the evidentiary value of letters of consent in China

China15-01-2021George Chan, Ricky Xing and Zoe Sun

A dairy company’s trademark triumph at China’s top court has significantly increased the evidentiary value of letters of consent. George Chan, Ricky Xing and Zoe Sun of Simmons & Simmons report.

Italy jurisdiction report: Complying with public morality

Italy10-01-2021Valentina Gazzarri

Trademarks and advertising are often synonymous with communication. Since they usually transmit a message to consumers, it is necessary that this message respects its recipients’ feelings. In other words, trademark owners and advertisers must be in compliance with rules of public morality.

IP laws: Brighter days ahead

Mexico10-01-2021Christian Thomae

Mexico’s new Industrial Property Law heralds an improved system for the country’s IP owners in almost every area, says Christian Thomae of Dumont.

Say cheese! Why Halloumi producers should smile at CJEU’s trademark decision

EU07-01-2021Michael Tennant

An association of Cypriot Halloumi producers clashed with the EUIPO over its validation of the mark ‘BBQloumi’, but a decision by the CJEU has given it cause to celebrate. Michael Tennant of Tennant IP reports.

UKIPO issues welcome boost for UK IP sector

EU, UK24-12-2020Kate O'Rourke

CITMA is celebrating a major victory on Brexit in the wake of the UKIPO’s latest “address for service” announcement. Kate O’Rourke of Mewburn Ellis reports.

Why trademark filings may be on the rise at the USPTO

24-12-2020IP services

While the number of patent applications at the USPTO has slowed considerably since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, trademark filings appear to be on a record-breaking track. Shanti Sadtler Conway and Aaron Schroeder of Kirkland & Ellis report.

The evolution of SEP jurisprudence

07-12-2020Robert Stoll

The Department of Justice and the judiciary in the US have re-evaluated the potential implications of standard essential patents for patent owners, while international courts have upheld licensing regimes on the basis of FRAND terms. Robert Stoll of Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath and former US Patent and Trademark Office commissioner for patents.

Embrace change to create new markets

International13-11-2020Charles Hill and Daniel Comerford

Disruptive technology creates productive lawyers, business growth and stability, so it’s time for law firms to embrace its potential rather than fearing it, as Charles Hill and Daniel Comerford of TrademarkNow argue.

IP under Biden: what does the future look like?

China10-11-2020Sarah Morgan

US President-elect Joe Biden is pushing forward with his plans for office, but what effect will his presidency have on IP?

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