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Read all about it: the advantages of cautionary notices

Ethiopia12-08-2021Vera Albino

Ethiopia’s practice of publishing cautionary notices in newspapers may seem old-fashioned but it can benefit trademark owners, says Vera Albino of Inventa International.

Mental health and law: does IP have a culture problem?

International10-08-2021Rory O'Neill

A 24/7 working culture and shrinking boundaries between home and the office are some of the problems the profession needs to address to prevent mental health problems within its ranks, reports Rory O’Neill.

Widening the talent pool

International09-08-2021Fiona McBride

The IP industry could be doing more to promote gender equality but women in the industry need to share their experiences and ‘sell’ the profession to young people, says Fiona McBride of Withers & Rogers.

IP considerations when investing in Egypt

Egypt04-08-2021Inês Sequeira

Amid major investment in infrastructure, there will be a spike in trademark applications in Egypt, Inês Sequeira of Inventa International predicts.

The end of ‘Moroccan Habanos’

Morocco15-07-2021Miguel Bibe

A Moroccan businessman has finally lost the right to use the name of the iconic Cuban cigar brand. Miguel Bibe of Inventa International explores the history of the dispute, and what it means for brand owners.

Fast fashion plays fast and loose with IP rights

China, UK08-07-2021Emmy Hunt

Legal action by the owners of Dr Martens against online fashion retailer Shein is a reminder for rights owners to act promptly when compromised online, says Emmy Hunt of Potter Clarkson.

Brand owner’s friend: the Lanham Act at 75

05-07-2021Cindy Walden

The Trademark Act of 1946 has changed over the decades but remains a bedrock of US trademark law, says Cindy Walden of Fish & Richardson.

Oatly v PureOaty: cereal killer

UK29-06-2021Mark Kramer and Sarah Talland

Oatly is taking legal action against fellow oat-based drink brand, PureOaty, for trademark infringement, a move that underlines the importance of big thinking on IP when a brand is in its infancy, say Mark Kramer and Sarah Talland of Potter Clarkson.

Chanel v Crepslocker: does exhaustion apply?

EU16-06-2021Flavia Stefura

Fashion house Chanel claims the discount resale of its luxury products tarnishes its brand. Flavia Ștefura of MPR Partners examines whether its case stands up.

Business Brief 2021: Japan

Japan08-06-2021Ryo Maruyama

Design rights are now effective for 25 years from the date of application, and the conventional definition of design has changed significantly. Ryo Maruyama of Kyosei International Patent Office reports.

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