A step too far
Idil Yasa, JT International S.A., addresses the rise in plain packaging laws and what they mean for the future of branding.
Trademark assets: A big deal in
Rob Davey, Senior Director, Global Services, Thomson CompuMark, explores the importance of trademark reviews and validation in the due diligence process, especially those involved in mergers and megamergers.
Food and drink fraud: A global threat
Stuart Fuller, NetNames, comprehensively discusses the
growing concern of counterfeited food and drink merchandise.
Madrid refusals in Russia
Alexander Baranchikov, Lead Lawyer, RUPTO Attorney
No. 1719, addresses issues related to designating Russia
in an international trademark application.
Cover Story: The color dispute is still in PLAY
Marta Koremba, Bird & Bird, looks into the legal debate of trademarks based per se on colors, and the way this matter is handled in Poland.
The possible repercussions of Brexit
The Trademark Lawyer Magazine has conducted an interview with Ricardo Blancaflor, Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles, discussing his opinions of the Brexit decision.
The right of personal name registration in China
Kevin Xu (Xu Kai) and Mandy Wang (Wang Xi), HongFangLaw, discuss the complicated laws of personal name registration in China.
Tiago Reis Nobre and Vítor Palmela Fidalgo, Inventa International, discuss the progress and difficulties of intellectual property in Africa and why this means more countries from the developed world should invest there.
Brexit and IP rights in the UK: What next?
Myles Jelf, Bristows, looks closely into Britain’s decision to ‘Brexit’, and how this will impact the different aspects of intellectual property law.
The FICPI 16th Open Forum
FICPI’s 16th Open Forum is on the 5-8 October 2016 in St Petersburg, Russia, and it’s going to be one to remember. Dr. Alexander Wyrwoll, President of the Communications Commission, tells us why you should attend the conference this year.
No extraterritorial jurisdiction for the Mexican Institute of IP
Abraham Diaz, Olivares, explores the limits of the territorial jurisdiction of IMPI in a landmark case.
Mexican trademark amendment
A modification to IPL in Mexico was made in June, establishing an opposition to current trademark registration. Gilberto Sanchez, SPECIFIC IP, explains.