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Italy jurisdiction report: Complying with public morality

Italy10-01-2021Valentina Gazzarri

Trademarks and advertising are often synonymous with communication. Since they usually transmit a message to consumers, it is necessary that this message respects its recipients’ feelings. In other words, trademark owners and advertisers must be in compliance with rules of public morality.

France jurisdiction report: Protecting your plate

France10-01-2021Aurélia Marie

French deputies have tabled a draft of law to create a sui generis industrial property right protecting culinary creations.

IP laws: Brighter days ahead

Mexico10-01-2021Christian Thomae

Mexico’s new Industrial Property Law heralds an improved system for the country’s IP owners in almost every area, says Christian Thomae of Dumont.

Say cheese! Why Halloumi producers should smile at CJEU’s trademark decision

EU07-01-2021Michael Tennant

An association of Cypriot Halloumi producers clashed with the EUIPO over its validation of the mark ‘BBQloumi’, but a decision by the CJEU has given it cause to celebrate. Michael Tennant of Tennant IP reports.

Diversity Q&A: ‘COVID-19 has already slowed change’

International06-01-2021Muireann Bolger

As we start 2021, WIPR asked IP lawyers for their thoughts on the legal sector’s progress in the area of diversity and inclusion, as well as the impact of the pandemic and the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement on these initiatives. Cecilia Sanabria, partner at law firm Finnegan, shares her thoughts.

IP services: success lies in empowerment, efficiency, and value creation

International04-01-2021Reinhard Ottway

The demand for more efficient, cost-effective, and innovative ways of managing IP advice and routine administrative tasks has transformed the IP services industry. The COVID-19 pandemic will only accelerate this trend, as Reinhard Ottway of NovumIP explains.

UKIPO issues welcome boost for UK IP sector

EU, UK24-12-2020Kate O'Rourke

CITMA is celebrating a major victory on Brexit in the wake of the UKIPO’s latest “address for service” announcement. Kate O’Rourke of Mewburn Ellis reports.

Why trademark filings may be on the rise at the USPTO

24-12-2020IP services

While the number of patent applications at the USPTO has slowed considerably since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, trademark filings appear to be on a record-breaking track. Shanti Sadtler Conway and Aaron Schroeder of Kirkland & Ellis report.

ITC breaks new ground in IPR decision

United States18-12-2020Smith Brittingham

Litigators should pay close attention to a recent decision from the US International Trade Commission, Smith Brittingham of Finnegan writes.

The Biden administration’s trade policy: what will it mean for IP?

14-12-2020Jess Collen and Michael Nesheiwat

The incoming US presidential administration has made it clear that it will prioritise trade policy and undo a number of Trump’s decisions in this area, which could lead to significant ramifications for IP. Michael Nesheiwat and Jess Collen of law firm Collen IP report.

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