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Amazon’s transparency on fakes is good news for brands

International14-05-2021Megan Rannard

The e-commerce platform’s counterfeits report is part of a trend by online retailers’ to improve enforcement and boost reputations, says Megan Rannard of Marks & Clerk.

Career series: Lisa Ramsey, University of San Diego

06-05-2021Muireann Bolger

Lisa Ramsey, professor at the University of San Diego School of Law, explores her love of IP and the ongoing need to tackle implicit bias when it comes to promoting diversity in law.

Upcycling: brands buckle up for a new fashion trend

EU30-04-2021Béatrice Martinet and Natalie Bize

Reusing zips, buttons and logos from designer brands to create new clothing is a hit with consumers but it’s a risky business, find Beatrice Martinet and Natalie Bize of Sideman & Bancroft.

Nike’s ‘Satan shoes’ victory: would demonic branding have fared better in the UK?

21-04-2021Alex Borthwick

The devil may have all the best lines but as Nike triumphed in its lawsuit, it seems that trademarks are an exception. Alex Borthwick of Powell Gilbert assesses whether the outcome might have been different in the UK.

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.

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