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Havana Club hostility, new UK IP minister, and General Mills 'logo trolls’ Kellogg’s: news round-up

USA, Trinidad and Tobago, Brazil, Colombia, European Union, Global - January 12 2018 Early last year, we reported extensively on the re-eruption of the dispute between Bacardi and Pernod Ricard over the HAVANA CLUB mark. Now, further...

Trevor Little.


Alibaba labels itself a “scapegoat” as Taobao remains on USTR's Notorious Markets list

USA - January 12 2018 The Office of the US Trade Representative's (USTR) has released the latest edition of its annual Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious...


USPTO pledges to hire “substantial number” of examiners following record year of trademark activity

USA - January 11 2018 New figures show that the US Trademark and Patent Office (USPTO) received over 440,000 new trademark applications in 2017, a rise of more than 13...


Chinese brands rise, app store warning, and K-pop fans furious over T-ara trademark: news round-up

USA, South Korea, China, European Union - January 9 2018 In our latest news round-up we look at a brand protection technology company closing a $12 million investment round, an author seeking registered...

Trevor Little, Adam Houldsworth.


USPTO urged to address mobile issues, Malawi to establish national office, and bootleg fashion all the rage: news round-up

Malawi, European Union, Global - January 5 2018 Back in October we reported on the news that António Campinos, executive director of the EUIPO, had been elected as the next president of the...

Trevor Little, Adam Houldsworth.