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Ninth Circuit: Commercial Brand Names Can Be Expressive Speech

USA - November 30 2022 In Punchbowl, Inc. v. AJ Press, LLC, the Ninth Circuit affirmed a trademark win for upstart news outfit Punchbowl News. In doing so, the court held…

ITC denies competing motions for sanctions for failure to comply with the rules

USA - November 16 2022 The U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) continues to be a popular venue for patent litigation under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930…

God Save the Queen’s Royal Warrant Holders

United Kingdom - October 31 2022 In a modern world of celebrity and influencer endorsements, there is arguably one endorsement that still trumps others: the Royal Warrant…

China: Design Patents and the Metaverse

China, Global - August 22 2022 The concept of Metaverse as an online framework for economic interoperability was born in and around 2020. Since then, giant companies all over the…

China: Recycled Packaging and Trademark Infringement, a Questionable Decision in the Tsingtao Beer Case

China - August 17 2022 Back in 2020, the famous Chinese brew company Tsingtao Beer filed an administrative complaint for trademark infringement against a smaller Chinese…

China: Metaverse and Chinese Trademark Filings

China - August 2 2022 The Metaverse trademark hype is on. Companies are increasingly focusing their attention on developing Metaverses, and big brands are entering the…

Ukraine: Intellectual Property as a War Weapon

European Union, Russia, Ukraine - July 28 2022 The Russian military offensive launched in Ukraine on 24 February prompted a number of European measures in many fields, including intellectual…

Crackdown on Gambling Ads Featuring Sports Stars: New Advertising Rules

United Kingdom - June 6 2022 As reported in our previous article published in 2019, the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) have been focussing for some time on protecting…

The Adversarial Nature of AIA Proceedings Isn’t Always Enough

USA - April 11 2022 On March 24, 2022, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion in Hunting Titan, Inc. v. Dynaenergetics Europe GMBH…

Regulator Advises UK Government on Possible Changes to Consumer and Competition Law to Support UK Green Goals

United Kingdom - April 4 2022 The Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA“) has published advice for the UK Government on changes that could be made to consumer and competition law…