Cover Story: A potent brew of beer, civilization, IP and the UK market
Roxana Sullivan, Dennemeyer & Associates, investigates trademark battles from the point of view of breweries, suggesting sometimes legal battles are not the correct
or most successful way to approach trademark violations in this industry
Abuse of rights: New approaches of the Russian Courts
Evgeny Alexandrov, Gorodissky & Partners, gives an overview of the Russian courts latest approaches when handling trademark cases when abuse of right is raised.
Stuart Fuller, NetNames (a CSC© company), thinks about branding via social media, exploring the benefits and disadvantages of the platform, thinking specifically about fraudulent accounts and phishing.
Issues and resolutions in practice for
multi-national IPR license agreement
Eric Su, HongFangLaw, has investigated disputes related to the multi-national trademark or other IPR license agreement, thus discovering - and outlining here - several universal legal issues among these agreements, which prevents them to be presented in Chinese courts of law
To cease, and/or desist, that is the
Relani Belous, Penthouse Global Media, considers Cease and Desist letters in trademark litigation cases and suggests some alternative, and arguably more successful, methods to use.
Non-use cancellation in China
Mr. Xiaoming Liu, Chofn IP, thinks about non-use cancellation and how this can often be an effective way to increase successful registration, especially in China.
Reclaim the name: Karen Millen fails
to get her own back
Kenneth Mullen and John Huxley, Withers, investigate the acrimonious trademark disputes between famous founders and the eponymous brands they have created and since separated from, specifically looking at the Karen Millen case.
Brexit implications: The UK industry gets political
Rob Davey, Senior Director, Global Services, Thomson CompuMark, thinks about life since the Brexit decision and gives his advice for trademark owners and professionals in light of the decision.
VINATABA lost in Vietnam case
A selection of ministries and agencies have been ordered to review the case by The Prime Minister in a dispute between VINATABA and STTC.