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19 Sep 2018
No Deal Brexit Implications For Automotive IP?
If a deal is reached ahead of Brexit, the indications are that a transition period would preserve the status quo for intellectual property (IP) until the end of 2020.
European Union
10 Sep 2018
International Franchisors Expanding In The UAE: Dos And Don'ts
The Middle East's buzzing commercial platform is attracting more and more international businesses in a wide variety of sectors.
United Arab Emirates
20 Aug 2018
CJEU Rules Brand Owners Can Prevent De-Branded Parallel Imports
The CJEU has held that the proprietor of a mark may take action against parallel importers of their products who remove all signs identical to their mark and replace them with other signs...
European Union
14 Aug 2018
EU Trade Mark Of Four Finger Kitkat Shape Not Validly Registered Says CJEU
The Court of Justice of the European Union yesterday issued its judgment in relation to Swiss chocolate giant Nestlé's EU trade mark for the shape of its KitKat chocolate bar.
European Union
3 Aug 2018
Russia's Enduring Love For Fake Luxury
While some products are locally produced, most are imported from Asia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Poland and other Eastern European countries
Russian Federation
24 Jul 2018
A Guide To Doing Business In The UK
As businesses grow and expand, there is often a desire to venture beyond a country's borders and operate internationally. The potential to access new customers, find new partners and ultimately ...
European Union
18 Jul 2018
Strategies For The Shadows: Protecting Your Company's IP Rights On The Dark Web
Companies already face formidable challenges in protecting their IP rights online, but a new threat is emerging from the shadows – the growing incidence of IP rights infringement on the enigmatic...
12 Jul 2018
Nice Classification In The Age Of Globalization
I recently had the pleasure of representing IPIC at the 28th Session of the Committee of Experts of the Nice Union (the Committee) held in Geneva, Switzerland, from April 30 to May 4, 2018.
11 Jul 2018
How To Avoid Copyright Infringement Online
Online shopping has become the go-to for both consumers and businesses seeking speed and convenience. According to the latest report from the Office for National Statistics ...
10 Jul 2018
UK Supreme Court Rules On Brands' Cost Contribution For Internet Blocking Orders
The UK Supreme Court has returned its long-awaited judgment in the Richemont litigation, holding that brand owners must indemnify internet service providers for the costs of implementing internet ...
European Union
19 Jun 2018
Employee Created Rights And Commissioned Works In The Field Of Trademarks
In this article, we will address the topic of employee created rights or commissioned works in the field of trademarks, such as logos, stylised marks, or non-traditional marks such as packaging, get-up, icons, user interfaces, etc.
12 Jun 2018
Prior Rights And Registered Intellectual Property
This article explores if the exclusive rights in a trademark can be obtained in the course of trade without registration and what is the scope of such rights across Canada, China, France, Germany, Russia, UAE and the UK.
7 Jun 2018
Parallel Import Guidance Clarified By CJEU
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has issued a ruling clarifying what you can, and cannot, do if you wish to import goods from one Member State of the EU to another.
European Union
25 May 2018
A Guide To Global Trademark Practices
If a business operates, or aims to operate, internationally, it's important to develop and understand its intellectual property (IP) strategy on a global basis.
16 May 2018
What Constitutes Evidence Of Use?
The concept of use arises frequently in trademark law, but there may be regional differences in its presentation. The focus of this article will be on how it can be raised and proven at various stages ...
11 May 2018
Trademark Trolls And "All-Class" Applications: A Troubling Trend Comes To Canada
In the intellectual property context, the term "troll" is commonly used to refer to a (generally non-practicing) person or entity who registers an exclusive right and then demands payment ...
25 Apr 2018
Protecting Your Cannabis Brand: The 5 W's
Canada's legalization of recreational use cannabis is now months away. The proposed Cannabis Act will create a comprehensive national framework for the production, distribution, sale, import...
25 Apr 2018
Brexit Implications For IP: Arrangements Agreed So Far
It would seem to buy some time for the participating countries to resolve the legal complexities.
21 Mar 2018
A Round-Up Of The CJEU Cases In 2017
In 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued 19 decisions primarily focused on trade marks. Here, I summarise the most interesting of them.
European Union
19 Mar 2018
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