• Non-traditional trademarks in Russia

    Vladimir Trey, Partner, Trademark Attorney, Gorodissky & Partners discusses non-traditional trademarks under Russian legislation, and looking
    specifically into how these laws are enforced.

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    What’s new in Polish trademark law?

    Marta Koremba, Katarzyna Purchała, Bird & Bird, here discuss the updates to trademark laws in Poland, specifically looking into Letters of Consent.

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    Judicial views on trademark confusion in China

    Xiaoming Liu, Chofn IP, discusses trademark confusion, and investigates a selection of past infringement cases where confusion has been addressed
    to emphasize the law further.

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    The consequences of oversights in
    businesses concerning trademarks

    Michael Lantos, Danubia Patent and Law Office LLC, looks into two specific trademark cases, and explains how they are avoidable with correct trademark usage.

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    Determining distinctiveness: The “Java” case

    Frederick J. Mpanga and Hilari K. Asasira , AF Mpanga, explore a litigation case in Uganda for the ‘Java’ trademark, examining how this decision was made
    under Uganda’s new trademark regime.

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    A new chapter of IP in Turkey: Green light for trademark owners to co exist

    Hande Mumcuoglu, Halitligil and Ark Patent and Trademark Consultancy, discusses the revision of IP law in Turkey, and how this affects trademark owners in a positive manner.

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    Romanian case studies: Trademark squatting

    Nicoleta Tarchila, Cabinet Enpora, depicts the importance of obtaining special protection of foreign trademarks, specifically looking into some current
    infringement cases of trademark squatting.

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  • Maximizing the value of trademarks

    Jayne Durden and Jon-James Kirtland, CPA Global, investigate the digitization of trademarks, and discuss the most effective way of delivering a trademark strategy that works.

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    An interview with Ronald van Tuijl

    Ronald Van Tuijl, INTA president, discusses with The Trademark Lawyer magazine the achievements, plans and partnership of INTA, as well as giving an insight into the INTA annual meeting in Orlando.

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    Crowdfunding: The move towards
    online value

    Ourania Vrondou, Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC, investigates the process of crowdfunding, and how it is an advantageous way to build and protect your brand in today’s technologically shrewd society.

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    Community trademark regulation
    amendment in the EU

    Dr. Emanuale Lunati explores the amendments of the ‘Community Trademark’ (CTM) regulation and
    pinpoints a selection of the most noteworthy adaptations.

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    Trademark usage for OEM’s: China SPC decision

    Nikita Xue, HongFangLaw, investigates the Chinese courts’ latest opinion towards “trademark usage” on OEM as non-trademark infringement.

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    Trademarks and hashtags – the next evolution of brand protection

    Rob Davey, Senior Director, Global Services, Thomson CompuMark investigates trademarks in relation to social media usage, and the growing need to protect them.

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  • Legal standing in Mexico


    Jonathan Rangel, Dumont Bergman Bider & Co., S.C., here investigates whether or not a Defendant can prove their legal standing to initiate a non-use cancellation action as counteraction.

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    Chinese trademark rights

    Zhihao Deng, Jiaquan IP Law, outlines the common misunderstandings for foreign applicants to obtain trademark rights in China.

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    Geographical names and trademarks in Canada

    Suzanne Antal and Micheline Dessureault, Joli-Coeur Lacasse, explore a selection of recent litigation cases relating to geographical names, to accurately articulate Canadian trademark laws.

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    Mozambique Government approves
    new industrial property code

    Sérgio Braz, Braz & Associates, investigates new intellectual property law in Mozambique, and explains the specific differences between the old and new law.

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    How to protect your domain name
    with IP strategies

    Stuart Fuller, NetNames, depicts the importance of a good intellectual property strategy for brand holders,
    especially with growing numbers of infringers on online platforms.

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    Is coaching the new weapon of choice for business development?

    Kathryn Szymczyk, SC&C, explains what business development coaching is, why firms are turning to coaching to increase their bottom line, and how this coaching could benefit you and your law firm.

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    The effectiveness and efficiency of the Madrid System in Africa

    Daniela Dinis and Inês Monteiro Alves, Inventa International, discuss the differences between the Madrid System treaties, and investigate their effectiveness and efficiency in Africa.

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