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“Place of Origin” as a Trademark in Canada

by Field Law on

The Canadian trademarks office has released a Practice Notice in order to clarify current practice with respect to applying the descriptiveness analysis to geographical names. In our earlier post on this topic...more

GSP Refunds Clarified

While the oft-rumored Federal Register notice has yet to be seen, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) did publish information about obtaining refunds under the now reinstated Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)....more

Creation of a new industrial property right in France: the "geographical indication of industrial and handicraft products"

by K&L Gates LLP on

The French law no.2014-344 on consumer protection, named "Hamon Act" (for the name of the Ministry in charge of this reform) and dated March 17, 2014, creates a new industrial property right: the "Geographical Indications...more

Changes To The VAT Place Of Supply Rules (European Union)

by DLA Piper on

SPEED READ: From 1 January 2015, the VAT rules regarding place of supply will once again change. EU-based businesses involved in providing electronically supplied services (including telecommunications, broadcasting and other...more

What’s The Origin of That Source of Origin?

I always think it’s fun to look at lists of famous trademarks or summaries of what individuals perceive to be strong marks associated with various regions. My kids recently found a game online where you are provided with an...more

Trademark Review - Volume 2 | Issue 11 - November 2012

by Knobbe Martens on

In This Issue: • JOTS for Gelatin Shots Found Confusingly Similar to TOTT’S for Sparkling Wine • Likelihood of Confusion Between DUB for Nutritional Supplements and DUB for Non- Alcoholic Energy Drinks • The...more

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