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Thinking outside the box: tax focus

Luxembourg, US10-08-2018

While the patent box system is well-known for encouraging companies to benefit from lower taxation, it is just one part of a complex relationship between IP and tax. WIPR reports.

Getting the right Balance

China09-08-2018Fashion, Retail, Sports

Sportswear brand New Balance is employing a range of measures to ensure Chinese consumers get authentic New Balance products, says senior brand protection manager Angela Shi in an interview with WIPR.

The reality of IP in a fictional world

International09-08-2018video games

IP plays a wide-ranging and crucial role in the video games industry, but not everyone has realised this yet, as WIPR finds out.

Advantage Federer: who owns ‘RF’?

Switzerland, UK08-08-2018Sports

The tussle between tennis champion Roger Federer and Nike over the ownership of his initials highlights that there are a few significant considerations for brands when signing a contract with a sportsperson. WIPR investigates.

IP in Greece: a primer

Greece06-08-2018Maria Athanassiadou and Fotini Kardiopoulis

Maria Athanassiadou and Fotini Kardiopoulis of Dr Helen G Papaconstantinou and Partners provide a rundown of the IP regime in Greece, from registration to enforcement and more.

Mexico jurisdiction report: The new-look IP system

Mexico03-08-2018Carlos Gonzalez

On March 18, 2018, important amendments to the Mexican Industrial Property Law were published in the Federal Official Gazette; they will enter into force from August 10, 2018. These changes confirm the implementation of a more effective trademark system in Mexico, adapted to international treaties.

Germany jurisdiction report: Trademark infringement through keywords

Germany03-08-2018Jens Künzel

There have been many cases in recent European legal history dealing with different instances in which the use of keywords in internet searches has been judged to be trademark infringement. A case in February decided by Germany’s Federal Court of Justice (Supreme Court) highlights another of these cases, on this occasion concerning the German trademark ‘Ortlieb’ (registered for bags and other products).

Canada focus: Taking IP seriously

Canada03-08-2018Micheline Dessureault

Canada’s new IP strategy is an important milestone in the country’s efforts to boost innovation, even if there is room for improvement, says Micheline Dessureault of Joli-Coeur Lacasse Avocats.

No break for Nestlé?

EU27-07-2018Alexander Heirwegh

The CJEU’s KitKat ruling shows that companies seeking to trademark the shape of their products in the EU must carefully prepare and assess their survey, market and advertising evidence before filing an application, as Alexander Heirwegh of law firm Petillion reports.

The story of ‘Black Friday’ in Germany

Germany18-07-2018Michael Frank

The cancellation of the ‘Black Friday’ trademark in Germany shows that terms in widespread use are vulnerable to cancellation, as Michael Frank of Brandstock reports.

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