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

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)

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

Ninth Circuit Rejects Claims to Area of Origin Priority by Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority

On July 1, 2013, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion rejecting assertions by Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority (“TCCA”) that California area of origin law entitled its member districts to priority deliveries of...more

Trademark Review - Volume 2 | Issue 11 - November 2012

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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