Storm in a Can of FANTA
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by Faye CTC
3d ago
Current political situation added shades to intellectual property cases. Some foreign companies left the Russian market and this makes us cast a new look on the situation on the Russian market. Contrary to the opinion of analysts Russian intellectual property has not undergone any changes. Practice of the patent office and law enforcement bodies confirm this. One of the cases that stirred public opinion is the case of Coca Cola. Its distributor announced that he will not produce and sell his beverages in Russia. His intellectual property however remains intact. The story started back in 2021 w ..read more
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A brilliant sunrise for it.com domain names
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by Faye CTC
4d ago
UK Intis Telecom completes the Sunrise Phase for its new it.com domain name; enters Land Rush and General Availability periods For Immediate Release, London, UK: The it.com registry, UK Intis Telecom, wants to thank their registrar channel for a successful Sunrise Launch! With their help, most FAAMG companies and subsidiaries have registered and protected their trademarks under the it.com domain name.   “We are pleased with the success of our Sunrise launch and are looking forward to our Landrush and General Availability periods this month,” stated Andrey Insarov, CEO ..read more
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Revisions may be on the horizon for Trademark Law in China
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by Faye CTC
4d ago
Recently, China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) issued a notice on public solicitation of comments on the Revised Draft of the Trademark Law (Draft for Comments). China’s trademark law is facing the fifth revision since its promulgation in 1983. In this solicitation draft, the Trademark Law has been expanded from 73 to 101 articles, including 23 new articles, 6 formal amendments to existing articles, 45 substantive amendments to existing articles, and only 27 basically maintaining existing articles. In other words, in terms of the number of articles, the proportion of cha ..read more
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INTA Asks Supreme Court to Define “Expressive Works” as Applied in the Rogers Test
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by Faye CTC
4d ago
The International Trademark Association (INTA) has filed an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court in Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc. v. VIP Products, LLC, No. 22-148, marking the Association’s fifth amicus brief in this long-running dispute. The case involves the balancing of interests between the First Amendment and trademark law in the context of a dog toy incorporating Jack Daniel’s trade dress and marks. The Ninth Circuit held that the Jack Daniel’s trade dress and marks were used on the dog toy in a humorous way and that the use was therefore entitled to heightened ..read more
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Monster Energy’s recent failed opposition over PREDATOR
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by Faye CTC
4d ago
The Japan Patent Office (JPO) dismissed an opposition claimed by Monster Energy Company against TM Reg no. 6471165 for the stylized PREDATOR mark in class 30 by finding dissimilarity of goods between ‘coffee, tea, cocoa’ and ‘carbonated beverages, energy drink’ in class 32. [Opposition case no. 2022-900010, decided on November 7, 2022] Acer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational hardware, and electronics corporation filed a stylized mark “PREDATOR” (see below) for use on various foods including ‘instant coffee, coffee beverages, coffee, tea, cocoa’ in class 30 with the JPO on January 6, 2021 ..read more
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Huge leap in number of legal professionals with career concerns
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by Faye CTC
1w ago
LawCare, the mental health charity for legal professionals in the UK, today released new support statistics and its impact report LawCare’s 2022 impact report shows that nearly a quarter (22%) of people contacting LawCare for support were primarily concerned about their career in the law. This is a dramatic increase from just over 8% in 2021. For the first time, the number of people with career concerns equaled the number of legal professionals seeking help because of stress (also 22%). “The number of people who contacted us with career concerns now equals the number of people getting in touch ..read more
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Dechert Bolsters its European intellectual property capabilities with Partner Olivia Bernardeau-Paupe in Paris
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by Faye CTC
1w ago
PARIS, January 30, 2023 – Dechert LLP announced today that Olivia Bernardeau-Paupe has joined the firm as an intellectual property partner based in Paris. Continuing the firm’s global growth, the addition of Ms. Bernardeau-Paupe strengthens the firm’s intellectual property capabilities in France and internationally. Ms. Bernardeau-Paupe has been advising international clients on intellectual property matters for more than 20 years, with a focus on copyright, trademark, industrial design, and unfair competition law. Her practice focuses on complex issues in national and multi-jurisdictional IP ..read more
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Mercedes Benz submits trademark applications to boost the brand in the metaverse
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by Faye CTC
1w ago
The automotive business Mercedes Benz is following the hype, moving towards the metaverse by filing trademark applications for ‘Mercedes Benz’, ‘Mercedes’, ‘S-Class’, ‘G-Class’, and ‘Maybach’ with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) claiming, among various others, for the following goods and services: Non-fungible tokens (NFTs), virtual goods incl. clothing and accessories, vehicle parts and accessories, vehicles (class 9); Retail store services and marketplace services in relation to virtual goods (class 35), Financial services and cryptocurrency trading (class 36); Enterta ..read more
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Registration now open for Finnegan IP University
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by Faye CTC
2w ago
WASHINGTON, DC—Finnegan is pleased to announce that registration is now open for its 2023 Finnegan IP University program. The free program introduces undergraduate and graduate STEM students to career opportunities in IP law over four weeks of online educational programming. Students will learn about various types of IP rights, the basics of drafting patent applications, and how to prosecute those applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Students will also have an opportunity to meet and network with IP professionals at Finnegan to gain an understanding of what it mea ..read more
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Emily in Paris revealing lessons for personal name brand protection
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by Faye CTC
2w ago
Are there really IP lessons to learn from the glamorous adventures of a girl working at a marketing agency in Paris?  Yes, yes there are! One of the joys of being a trademark lawyer is that the fruits of your labor can be seen on the high street, in magazines and all around.  I also love it when IP issues crop up in television programs and movies and Netflix’s hit series Emily In Paris has not disappointed on this front. In the latest season, one of the marketing agency’s clients, the controversial fashion designer Pierre Cadault, finds himself in a bit of a pickle following the acqu ..read more
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