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Career series: Jill Goldman, American Bankers Association

International07-04-2021Muireann Bolger

Jill Goldman, vice president and senior counsel II, IP & contracts at the American Bankers Association, explains how an open mind and acceptance of change can lead to a rewarding career.

Sweden jurisdiction report: EUIPO’s CF Similarity tool

EU, Sweden29-03-2021Petter Rindforth

All lawyers, independent on representing the trademark owner or a claimed infringing party, have to deal with the question of similarity of goods or services related to a specific trademark.

Russia jurisdiction report: Landing a licence

Russia29-03-2021Annikki Hämäläinen and Erik Viik

IP owners are free to exploit their rights in different forms, including by entering into licence agreements. Licence agreements are regulated by the Russian Civil Code. Under a licence agreement, one party—the owner—grants or undertakes to grant the other party with the right to use the trademark/patent within the limits stipulated by the contract.

Netherlands jurisdiction report: Slogan marks: got vegan milk?

Netherlands29-03-2021Michiel Rijsdijk

The EU General Court reaffirmed in its decision involving Oatly that a slogan can be protected as a trademark. This decision continues to build on existing EU case law for the successful protection of slogans and it may bring new possibilities for the protection of plant-based substitutes.

France jurisdiction report: Expressing a link to the land

EU, France29-03-2021Aurélia Marie

Last November, the expressions “Linge Basque”, “Absolue Pays de Grasse” and “Pierre d’Arudy” joined the small family of French Geographical Indications for Industrial and Handicraft Products.

The comfort of consent

China29-03-2021George 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.

CNIPA releases guiding IP cases for administrative enforcement

China29-03-2021Haoyu Feng

The first release of China’s IP case guides included three regarding trademarks. Haoyu Feng of Chofn IP examines what trademark owners can learn.

Fighting the trademark wolves

China29-03-2021Aimin Huo

It is not easy to defend against mass attacks that target brands in China, but there is a way, explains Aimin Huo of CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office.

ARIPO trademarks maintenance in Mozambique

Africa24-03-2021Miguel Bibe

Registering and maintaining a trademark in Mozambique throws up some tricky procedural conflicts, explains Miguel Bibe of Inventa International.

US trademark modernisation: what it means for foreign brand owners

12-03-2021Brett Heavner and Yinfei Wu

The Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 offers foreign brand owners new tools to remove problematic marks from the US register, but it could also pose challenges, explain Brett Heavner and Yinfei Wu of Finnegan.

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