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New USPTO rules require filers provide an internal email address

USA - February 11 2020 In yet another new rule change, starting February 15, 2020, the US Patent and Trademark Office will require that all applicants, registrants and TTAB…

Trademarking CBD products: New guidelines for registrations

USA - September 5 2019 The increasing popularity of cannabis products has led to decriminalization and legalization of marijuana in many states and a proliferation of…

New USPTO rule requires foreign parties to have a U.S. attorney

USA - July 3 2019 A new rule from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office imposes a substantial new requirement on companies and individuals outside of the U.S. Starting…

Supreme Court: Trademark Owners Cannot Reject Licenses in Bankruptcy

USA - May 20 2019 On Monday, May 20, 2019, the United States Supreme Court issued an 8-1 decision holding that a bankrupt company’s decision reject an existing license…

Will combatting the sale of counterfeit goods at big marketplaces in Poland become easier? What is the current enforcement practice in the Czech Republic - the source of the landmark Delta center case?

Czech Republic, Poland - April 24 2019 At the moment in Poland entities that facilitate infringements by renting properties and those offering other services used to infringe trademark…

Poland - trademarks quicker, stronger, broader

European Union, Poland - March 26 2019 The recent amendment of the Polish Industrial Property Law, which has now entered into force, introduces significant changes to trademark regulations…

Fourth estate public benefit Corp. v. wall-street.com: when can a copyright claimant sue for infringement? Supreme Court says not until the copyright has been registered

USA - March 6 2019 On March 4, 2019, the United States Supreme Court decided an important issue of copyright law that had divided federal courts for years. In Fourth…

Sound identities: back in vogue for corporate rebranding and brand refreshes

Australia - February 13 2019 Businesses are constantly looking for an extra dimension that will allow their brand to cut through the saturation of the modern world. Increasingly…

UK - new CMA guidance for influencers and commitments secured with particular individuals

United Kingdom - January 25 2019 The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has announced, following its investigation (see our earlier article available here), that it has secured…

Consumer has standing to oppose company’s rapunzel trademark for dolls and toy figures before U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

USA - January 11 2019 In a sign of a potentially liberalizing trend for standing at the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the Board recently ruled that a consumer had…