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Dealing with copyright and trademark infringement online
  • Gowling WLG
  • Global
  • October 18 2017

Online infringement takes many forms, from the sale of counterfeit or infringing products via the internet, to copying another business' website. In

Imagine there’s no protection
  • ENSafrica
  • South Africa
  • October 11 2017

The recent spat between Yoko Ono and a Polish drinks company highlights the importance of registering trade marks. What happened in this matter was

ASA’s jurisdiction regarding non-members finally settled
  • ENSafrica
  • South Africa
  • October 11 2017

The issue of the jurisdiction of the South African Advertising Standards Authority ("ASA") to determine matters involving individuals and companies

Case Law - Significant Simplification of the Enforcement of European Union Trademarks and Registered Community Designs
  • Mitscherlich PartmbB
  • European Union, Germany
  • October 10 2017

Damage claims and other ancillary claims deriving from an infringement of a Registered Community Design (RCD) have to be assessed for the territory of

Let’s (not) twist again
  • ENSafrica
  • South Africa
  • October 9 2017

South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal ("SCA") has handed down an important trade mark judgment. The case of PepsiCo Inc v Atlantic Industries deals

Margaritaville Challenges “It’s 1700 Hours Somewhere" Trademark Application
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 9 2017

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Enterprises, which owns trademarks on the phrase "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" and several variations, has challenged

Delta Airlines Uses RICO Statutes To Enforce Trademark Rights Against Counterfeit Pet Transit
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • October 4 2017

Delta Airlines, Inc. ("Delta") sued a handful of defendants in Federal court last week over a pet shipment website that appears to be affiliated with

Policing Your Registrations is No Joke, COMIC CON Trademark Dispute Shows
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • October 3 2017

The San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC) and the proprietors of Utah's "Salt Lake Comic Con" sparred recently in summary judgment arguments over the

New challenges and opportunities for pharmaceutical trademarks in Canada
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada
  • October 2 2017

In Canada, trademarks for pharmaceutical preparations and related products have faced numerous challenges, some of which are unique to the industry

Reverse confusion actions: how conflicting court standards may affect outcomes
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • USA
  • September 29 2017

Online and social media marketing make it possible for small startups to broaden their brand exposure, expanding their consumer base without bearing