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OMC Abogados & Consultores | Peru | 18 Dec 2023

Trademark application fees to be reduced for small companies and entrepreneurs

The Peruvian Congress recently issued a law which reduces trademark application fees for small companies and entrepreneurs (MYPES). The law brings in reductions of up to 25% for trademark applications filed by MYPES, benefitting them compared to big companies.
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Pinsent Masons | United Kingdom | 13 Nov 2023

End of the road for invalidity challenge to "Cobra" trademark for iconic sports cars

The judgment of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court in an action about the right to use the sign "Cobra" for cars is a useful 'back to basics' trademarks refresher around the need for clarity in licensing, a quick and decisive response to infringement and certainty that a party launching a challenge to registered rights has the necessary legal standing to do so. Although the judgment......
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Lee and Li Attorneys at Law | Taiwan | 13 Nov 2023

Trademark use deemed genuine if part of actual transaction completed in Taiwan

In a recent decision, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (the MOEA) dismissed a decision of the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (the TIPO), which had revoked a trademark registration. The MOEA found that although the trademark registrant did not operate its business in the territory of Taiwan, part of the actual transaction process of its services designated for the disputed trademark was......
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Marks & Clerk | Australia, Global | 2 Nov 2023

Australian TM Office issues guidance on registration of trade marks relating to virtual goods and services

Following the recent increase in the filing of trade mark applications covering goods and services relating to NFTs and the Metaverse, a number of IP…
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Lexology PRO | USA | 27 Oct 2023

US Supreme Court forecast: selected arguments in November session

Trademark registration restrictions and the use of social media by public officials are among the issues the US Supreme Court will consider during the November session.
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Bugnion SpA | USA | 17 Oct 2023

X, the mark formerly known as TWITTER: the risks and opportunities of rebranding

Only a few months after taking over Twitter, its new boss, Elon Musk, has decided to make a momentous shift away from the past and the mentality…
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Wanhuida Intellectual Property | China | 16 Oct 2023

Beijing IP Court finds no bad faith in defensive trademark registration

In a recently surfaced administrative decision, the Beijing Intellectual Property Court sided with a defensive-trademark applicant in a trademark review-of-refusal administrative proceeding, finding no foul play in the applicant's defensive-trademark registration. The decision relates to whether the applicant's registration constituted a bad-faith application of a trademark that was not......
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Ojam Bullrich Flanzbaum | Argentina | 2 Oct 2023

Logical analysis of trademark registration

The trademarks world is in constant dispute, where brand identity and trademark registration intertwine in a sort of never-ending legal battle. Indeed, Chamber No. I of the Federal Civil and Commercial Court of Appeals recently witnessed a case where a famous water company applied for a trademark registration, which was denied. This article explores the details analysed by the Chamber, whose......
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BMA | Portugal | 4 Sep 2023

"BARCA VELHA" has no reputation or notoriety and is not confusingly similar to "BARCADA"

An opposition was filed against the Portuguese trademark application "BARCADA", grounded on the notoriety and reputation of the prior trademarks "BARCA VELHA" and likelihood of confusion with "BARCA VELHA" trademarks. However, the Patent and Trademark Office (the PTO) granted the trademark. The PTO's decision was then confirmed by the Intellectual Property Court as well as the Court of Appeal......
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Dennemeyer – The IP Group | Global | 18 Aug 2023

How to trademark a brand: Strengthen your marketing with IP rights

Trademarks and branding are effectively joined at the hip: Without the former, it is impossible to make the latter truly stand out in consumers'…
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