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Smart & Biggar
In a recent decision of Canada's Federal Court illustrates the danger of adopting a mark or name "inspired" by a famous or well-known brand, even when confusion is unlikely.
Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP
The CanExport program is a popular Canadian government grant that supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) registered in Canada that are seeking to develop new export opportunities...
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal have adjusted their operations, temporarily suspending certain timelines and hearings (the "Suspension Periods").
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has advised.
Cayman Islands
HSM Chambers
The long-awaited Trade Marks Act, No. 8 of 2015, ('the New Act') and accompanying Trade Marks Regulations, 2020, ('the Regulations') came into effect in Trinidad and Tobago on 25 June 2020.
China
IPO Pang Xingpu
On May 28, 2020, the Civil Code of the People's Republic of China (the Country) was adopted at the third session of the 13th National People's Congress, the top legislature.
Kangxin
The Trademark Office now accepts two ways for filing new trademark applications, namely online filing and paper filing.
Kangxin
5月1日から実施されている新「証拠規定」の知的財産権訴訟に対する影響
CCPIT Patent & Trademark Law Office
佛得角现行商标法规主要基于2007年颁布的《工业产权法典》。根据佛得角商标法规定,商标注册后,从注册日起算,每5年都需要向官方提交打算
Kangxin
Since 2014, the Michael Jordan case attracted a great deal of attention in the Chinese IP field.
Kangxin
第十三届全国人大常委会通过的《中华人民共和国商标法》(2019年修正)于2019年11月1日正式实施,《商标法》第四条中明确规定了"不以使用为目的的থ
Kangxin
在中国,商标使用的争议主要集中在涉外定牌加工(简称OEM)问题上。何为商标使用,中国《商标法》第48条规定"本法所称商标的使用,是指将ࢇ
Kangxin
近日、商務部が発表した最新のデータによると、今年1月から5月まで、我国のサービス貿易赤字は去年より2851.5億元減少し、44.9%下がった。その中
Cyprus
Michael Kyprianou Advocates & Legal Consultants
We have recently seen two of the biggest global brands bringing about arguably some small changes but with enormous effect. Volkswagen appears to have distanced the two letters ...
Patrikios Pavlou & Associates
As of the 1st of July 2016, a new Intellectual Property (IP) tax regime is applicable in Cyprus. The Cyprus IP tax legislation is now fully OECD compliant and it was actually amended as per the
European Union
Taylor Vinters
The UK and EU Intellectual Property Offices have seen a number of new applications filed over the last few months for various COVID-19 trade marks.
Gun + Partners
COVID-19 pandemic spread all around Europe by March 2020 and has been effecting also trademarks and trademark protection in practice.
India
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.com B. V., No. 19-46 (U.S. Jun. 30, 2020) opined on whether the addition of the generic top-level domain...
Khurana and Khurana
In a suit for trademark infringement filed by the religious organisation, ISCKON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness), The Bombay High Court declared that "ISCKON"...
Obhan & Associates
The #BlackLivesMatter movement has gained traction around the world and has encouraged many corporate entities, including multinational companies (MNCs),
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