P&G applications spark WTF reaction, Pinduoduo’s counterfeit crackdown, and McCarthy on the move: news round-u

In our latest round-up, we look at how the USPTO is seeking input on its draft strategic plan, the frontman of rock band Aerosmith sending a cease-and-desist to US President Donald Trump, the UKIPO publishing a delicious IP blog, a trademark dispute involving Bob Dylan’s whiskey company, and much more.

“Banksy of trademarks” loses Beyoncé opposition, Kuwait online action urged, and The Iso Zone closes: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at how urgent action is required for owners of Kuwaiti trademarks, the closure of a Rick & Morty-themed pop-up bar, Moutai ending its 17-year bid for the NATIONAL SPIRIT mark, how to create an effective brand name, and much more.

Call for USPTO to “pound its fist more loudly” in efforts to tackle trademark solicitation scams

The USPTO has been urged to form an inter-organisational task force to foster greater cooperation in tackling the problem of trademark solicitation scams, bringing the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), US Postal Inspection Service and others into a more active role. Erik Pelton of Erik M Pelton & Associates, who has emerged as one of the …

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$500 million counterfeit bust, David Beckham leaked logo typo, and another creative cease and desist: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at the brands loved by millennials but avoided by today’s teenagers, rising trademark applications in Cambodia, Saudi Arabia’s IP authority launching an official website, how thousands are boycotting brands on Twitter, In-N-Out’s pun-filled cease and desist letter, and much more.

IP Australia wins digital award, Stephen Colbert talks trademarks, and USPTO seeks new judge: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at UFC star Conor McGregor potentially facing a hefty fine in his latest trademark tussle, the Supreme newspaper promotion reminding us of the power of strong logos, a Minneapolis official who sought registered trademark protection of a blog that criticised her, and a Delhi court getting tough on perjury …

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Audi launches anti-counterfeiting campaign, YouTube brand safety fiasco and TMview expands: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at the expansion of the EUIPO’s TMview search platform, Audi launching an anti-counterfeiting awareness campaign, Scotch Whisky attaining GI protection in South Africa, Chinese trademarks continuing rapid growth rate, and much more.

Amazon, Brexit, GDPR, Gleissner, Novichok, Trump: our most-read stories of 2018 so far

A look at the most popular articles and legal updates we have published over the past 12 months – with Amazon overtaking Apple and Google to be named the world’s most valuable brand topping the table.

Inadequacy of Intellectual Property Law

We are all affected by intellectual property, online security, and internet law. Here, I present you with my talk on the subject. Hello and thank you for joining me for this talk which is titled The law relating to the Internet is inadequate. It will primarily focus on UK law, but there will be references to other …

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Defunct NFL franchise trademarks, counterfeiters target Kickstarter and Pinduoduo investigated: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at Chinese regulators launching an investigation into e-commerce platform Pinduoduo, how tomato DNA is being used to combat dangerous counterfeits, an IP workshop in Kashmir, the Vega+ games console losing branding rights, reveal the members of the new WHOIS working group and much more.

“Stop the uncritical worship of the God of Automation”: practitioners push back on end-to-end electronic filings

​​​​​​​The comment period for a proposed rulemaking change that would mandate the electronic filing of trademark applications, and associated submissions, at the USPTO closed last night. A number of concerns were raised about the proposed move, with current online systems coming in for criticism and warnings that some of the proposed changes could create an …

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