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Trademark pirates begin to pay the price in China

China29-06-2022Haiyu Li

Trademark pirates have been bothering legitimate trademark owners in China for many years. Owing to China’s strict first-to-file principle and little consideration of the earlier use or fame of the legitimate trademark owners, pirates have been profiting from hoarding big numbers of others’ brands and setting obstacles for the legitimate owners.

Made in China

China28-06-2022Xiaojun Guo

China acceded the Hague System this year. Xiaojun Guo of CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office outlines what designers need to know.

Brands under threat


Many companies’ desire to do good is being undermined by government regulations across the globe that threaten their IP value, reports Muireann Bolger

Lost in a blizzard: Buffett’s Dairy Queen TM loss


The failure of the billionaire’s ice cream chain to win its ‘Blizzard’ dispute shows that a formidable IP enforcement strategy still needs to be backed by solid evidence, finds Muireann Bolger.

A leap of faith


Brands can become infatuated with new technology trends, but they need to take it slowly before embarking on a long-term relationship with the latest market darling, finds Muireann Bolger.

Copying, caterpillar cakes, and camper vans

China, EU, UK17-06-2022

Was a caterpillar cake suit between Marks & Spencer and Aldi ‘likely to fail’? A panel at INTA this year unpicked the case and similar disputes from around the world.

Lidl v Tesco: wordless logos suit speaks volumes

UK16-06-2022Muireann Bolger

Poacher turns gamekeeper in Lidl’s dispute with Tesco, as supermarkets scrap for shares of a tough marketplace, finds Muireann Bolger.

4D printing: how to protect space-age tech

15-06-2022PrintingJoão Francisco Sá

While legal practitioners and legislators struggle with 3D printing in European design law, a new revolution is slowly happening: 4D printing. João Francisco Sá of Inventa reports.

Selling the intangible in fashion: what does it mean for trademark protection?

15-06-2022Cynthia Walden and Sarah Kelleher

As major fashion brands launch their own non-fungible tokens, others are testing the limits of trademark enforcement in the digital realm, say Cynthia Walden and Sarah Kelleher of Fish & Richardson.

Brand afterlives

International13-06-2022Muireann Bolger

Even the strongest brands can prove vulnerable to the winds of fortune, but their owners and brand guardians can find life after death if they discover the right formula, says Muireann Bolger.

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