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Lao: new intellectual property law

Laos - September 5 2018 A new Intellectual Property law came into effect in Laos on June 9, 2018 (Law on Intellectual Property No. 30NA, published in the Lao Official...


Expansion of exhaustion of trademark rights principle

European Union - May 21 2018 Prior to 1999, all the SCHWEPPES trademarks ("SCHWEPPES Marks") registered in the European Economic Area ("EEA"), including in the UK, were owned by...


Mark on which opposition based cannot be challenged on ground of bad faith

European Union - March 15 2018 In 2013, Aldi GmbH & Co KG ("Aldi") applied to register the mark SKYLITE, covering, inter alia, a variety of goods in Classes 9 and 18 (details...


Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) Decisions on Unitary EU Law Certification Mark Registration Now Possible

European Union - December 6 2017 On October 27, 2006, Bruichladdich Distillery Co. Ltd. ("Bruichladdich") applied to register PORT CHARLOTTE in Class 33 for "alcoholic beverages."...


Amendments to IP and Unfair Competition Laws

Uzbekistan - August 16 2017 On April 18, 2017 The Parliament of the Republic of Uzbekistan issued amendments to the Law on Trademarks and Appellations of Origin and the Law on...