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False association as an element to apply the unfair competition doctrine
  • Dannemann Siemsen
  • Brazil
  • July 10 2013

This article seeks to analyze a recent decision issued by the Civil State Court of Rio de Janeiro in the Interlocutory Appeal nº 0004394-31.2012.8.19

MINICONF and SEMIR inked a deal for children fashion distribution
  • HFG Law & Intellectual Property
  • China
  • August 14 2013

MINICONF S.p.a., owner of MINIBANDA and SARABANDA brands and leading Italian company in the children fashion, signed a distribution agreement with

China Newsletter - Spring 2014 - Issue No. 26
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • China
  • April 9 2014

On December 28, 2013, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress passed the Amendments to PRC Company Law (the 2013 Amendments), which

Broad interpretation of “use” in association with retail store services
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • May 12 2011

The recent decision in TSA Stores, Inc. v. The Registrar of Trade-marks (2011 FC 273 (FC)) deals with the issue of use in Canada of services where a “bricks-and-mortar” business is not operating

Update of Quebec signage issue
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • May 17 2012

When venturing into Quebec it’s important to be familiar with the Québec Charter of French Language (the Charter), which establishes French as the official language of Quebec and governs use of the French language in a broad range of activities

General counsel update: 31 May 2012
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Argentina, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom
  • May 31 2012

This is the twenty-ninth in our series of General Counsel Updates which aim to summarise major developments in key areas

JT International SA v Commonwealth of Australia; British American Tobacco Australasia Limited & Ors v Commonwealth of Australia
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • August 15 2012

The High Court of Australia has this morning handed down its decision that the Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011 (Cth) is not contrary to s 51(xxxi) of the Constitution (concerning the acquisition of property on just terms) and has made orders to that effect

New National Business Names Registration System begins 28 May 2012
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • May 25 2012

As announced in our earlier newsletter, a new National Business Names Registration System will replace the current State and Territory Registers

Someone stole my website: a potentially cheaper and faster alternative to recover website domain names
  • BoyarMiller
  • USA
  • May 23 2012

If someone is using a website domain name that contains the name of your business or your trademark, you may be able to obtain the domain, or have it shut down, for relatively little cost and in less than two months

The Government of India allows up to 100 FDI in single-brand product retail trading (subject to certain conditions)
  • Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • India
  • January 26 2012

On January 10, 2012, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, issued a press note amending the Consolidated Foreign Direct Investment ("FDI") Policy of October 2011 ("Amendment"