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Indonesia Has Joined The Madrid Protocol, Effective January 2, 2018

by Ladas & Parry LLP on

On October 2, 2017, Indonesia acceded to the Madrid Protocol which will enter into force with respect to Indonesia on January 2, 2018, allowing...more

Superintendency of Industry and Commerce establishes requirements for transforming the protection of an international trademark...

by Dentons on

The Office of the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce, by means of Resolution 46528 of 2017, established requirements for transforming the protection of an international registration in Colombia into a national...more

International Trademark Classes: What is the Nice Agreement?

by Revision Legal on

Filing for a trademark through the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) is probably a mysterious process for most people. There are several types of trademark applications and many different filing bases. Given...more

Managing an International Trademark Portfolio

by Revision Legal on

Because trademark protection is territorial in nature, managing an international trademark portfolio is complex. Your company may have one trademark or hundreds, in either  case you need experienced and skilled trademark...more

China's OEM jurisprudence 1.5 years after the Pretul case: OEM use may still infringe upon Chinese trademarks

by Hogan Lovells on

OEM is a business model whereby a trademark owner orders its products from a manufacturer, often located abroad, who manufactures and supplies products branded with the purchasers marks instead of his own marks. In China,...more

International Trademark Filing Made Easy With the Madrid Protocol

by Revision Legal on

U.S. companies that conduct business abroad or that are interested in expanding into international markets should seriously consider the benefits of filing for international trademark protection on the valuable trademarks...more

Don’t Get TRUMPed By a First-Filer

Reading over this story on Donald Trump’s decades of headaches (and conveniently-timed successes) with the TRUMP trademark and the Chinese Trademark Office, I was reminded, as I always am, of the importance of filing federal...more

[Event] International Brand Protection and Enforcement: Best Practices and Key Insights for the United States, Europe, and China -...

Please join us for an interactive roundtable discussion with experienced trademark practitioners from the United States, Europe, and China, offering industry considerations and practical insights on where the laws and...more

Trademark Opposition In Mexico Entered Into Effect On August 30, 2016

by Ladas & Parry LLP on

Amendments to the Mexican Industrial Property Law introducing an opposition system for trademarks will enter into effect on August 30, 2016....more

#Trademarks?: Hashtags as Trademarks Revisited

Since our previous article on the emerging issue of trademark rights in hashtags, the use of hashtags in social media marketing has continued to grow. Described as the “ignition keys to a social media keyword search,”...more

China Supreme Court Has Spoken: Long Anticipated Decision on OEMs and Trademark Use

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

China has been the factory of the world for the past few decades. Countless foreign brand owners have taken advantage of the low-cost manufacturing environment and have flocked to the middle kingdom to source their goods –...more

International News: Focus on Real Estate - April 2016

by McDermott Will & Emery on

New UK Requirement to Publish Annual Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement - The United Kingdom’s Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires large commercial organisations operating in the United Kingdom to publish a “slavery...more

Use It or Lose It: IKEA's Trademark Battle in Indonesia

When IKEA opened its first store in Indonesia in late 2014, it wasn't the only IKEA in town. Indonesian furniture company PT Ratania Khatulistiwa registered its IKEA mark (presumably an acronym for Intan Khatulistiwa Esa...more

Trademark Series: What is “use” of a trademark?

by Field Law on

This is a story of what “use” really means. In the internet context, a trademark can be displayed on a website by a Canadian company, and that website can be accessed anywhere in the world. Similarly, a foreign company can...more

Pacifico Defends its Trademark Rights on Canadian Soil

by Weintraub Tobin on

Another intellectual property dispute has arisen in the brewing industry. This time, however, the battle took place on Canadian soil. British Columbia based Pacific Western Brewing (“PWB”) sued renowned Mexican brewery...more

Blog: Should I Protect My Trademark Internationally?

by Cooley LLP on

Given the nature of today’s global and online marketplace reality, international trademark protection is increasingly critical. A careful international trademark strategy helps your company expand and leverage your brand and...more

From Phonograph Records to Musical Sound Recordings: USPTO’s Pilot Program May Bring Life to Outdated Registrations

by Buchalter on

Own a trademark registration covering goods or services that have become obsolete due to technological advances? Does your trademark registration cover content delivered by floppy discs that are now provided as on-line...more

Protecting Your Brands in New Markets: Iran and Cuba

by Holland & Knight LLP on

For companies based in the United States, doing business in Cuba and Iran is no longer a completely far-fetched notion. In Cuba, the relaxing of the embargo promises to make this island neighbor of the U.S. available for...more

Trademark Strategies for Start-Up Companies

Most innovative start-up companies appreciate that a sound patent strategy is critical to success in the marketplace, and in making the company attractive to investors and future acquirers. But they overlook the importance of...more

Air Jordan Grounded in China

by Weintraub Tobin on

Michael Jordan is considered by many to be the greatest basketball player of all time. Beyond his five MVP trophies and six NBA championship rings, however Jordan also was the one of the most widely marketed athletic...more

International IP Law: Securing Your IP Rights in Cuba and French Polynesia

by Knobbe Martens on

CUBA - Six months have passed since President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro made the historic decision to reestablish diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba. Although Congress has not yet voted to lift...more

IP Owners Beware! A Con Artist May Be Behind that Official-Looking Letter

by PretiFlaherty on

The World Wide Web promised an infrastructure for the free flow of information. For Intellectual Property (IP) owners, this meant free, instant access to patent and trademark administrative details and status. ...more

MarkIt to MarketTM | April 2015

In This Issue: - I Second that e-Motion: Protecting Motion Marks - USPTO Begins Accepting International Design Applications - Attending INTA Annual Meeting - gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open - Excerpt...more

Global Trademark Protection — 5 Practical Considerations

When Tim Berners-Lee developed the World Wide Web in 1990 as a tool to share information among specialized researchers, he likely did not anticipate the degree to which his invention would radically change — in just a few...more

All-Star Tips To Avoid Infringement Litigation

Shoes are always in the news. From a fashion standpoint, Nike has made headlines this week, with a re-release of the Classic Cortez running shoe (aka, the Forrest Gump shoe) along with the second edition of the LeBronald...more

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