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Sponsored content: Mercado Libre partners with brands against counterfeits and piracy in Latin America

30-11-2021Jacobo Cohen Imach

Latin America’s leading e-commerce technology company has launched a new partnership with brands to help create a counterfeit and piracy-free digital environment, explains Jacobo Cohen Imach of Mercado Libre.

Purple trademarks: a sequel to Nestlé v Cadbury?

UK29-11-2021Alex Borthwick and Dominic Reilly

It is hardly surprising that protracted litigation has arisen out of attempts by established household brands to register colours as trademarks, explain Alex Borthwick and Dominic Reilly of Powell Gilbert.

Russia: A new way to protect designs

EU, Russia28-11-2021Irmeli Nokkanen and Mariya Beltyukova

The Eurasian Patent Office started accepting Eurasian design patent applications in June this year, adding another route for applicants seeking protection in the region, explain Irmeli Nokkanen and Mariya Beltyukova of Papula-Nevinpat.

Sponsored content: Digital IP management in a plug and play solution

International25-11-2021Ovidiu Dulacioiu

SMEs can benefit from a sophisticated integrated document management system designed specifically for them, explains Ovidiu Dulacioiu of Dennemeyer.

Q&A: María José Sánchez Rey

International24-11-2021Muireann Bolger

María José Sánchez Rey of the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation tells WIPR about how her dream job combines her love of IP, coffee and working for a higher purpose.

China trademarks: How to use non-use

China10-11-2021Haoyu Feng

Non-use cancellations are widely used in China but the procedure can cause headaches for trademark owners, explains Haoyu Feng of Chofn IP.

Mexico: Declaration of use for renewals in Mexico

Mexico09-11-2021Miguel García Talamantes

Amendments to Mexico’s IP laws came into force on August 10, 2018, and made declarations of use mandatory upon renewing all trademark registrations.

France: Registration of sound trademarks

France08-11-2021Aurélia Marie

On July 7, 2021, the General Court ruled for the first time on an EU sound trademark in the form of an audio file, submitted by Ardagh Metal Beverage Holdings.

Africa IP helpdesk: bridging continents

Africa, EU04-11-2021Muireann Bolger

The EU’s Africa IP SME helpdesk aims to support economic growth in Africa while presenting new economic frontiers for EU businesses, finds Muireann Bolger.

The Clock Is Ticking as .xxx Trademark Protection Ends Soon but There’s Good News for Brands

International04-11-2021Tony Kirsch

In 2011, ICM Registry launched a groundbreaking domain blocking service that allowed trademark owners to defensively block their marks from public registration in the .xxx namespace, commonly referred to as ‘Sunrise B’ registrations.

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