INTA releases Report on the Taxation of Trademarks and Complementary Rights in Europe03 May 2022
The International Trademark Association (INTA) on Monday, May 2, released its Report on the Taxation of Trademarks and Complementary Rights in Europe. Focused on the tax implications within the trademark lifecycle in the European Union, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland, the report serves to provide brand legal practitioners with a clear understanding of tax policy as it relates to trademark and complementary rights issues, and a framework to strengthen their collaboration with tax professionals.
Vink, Tang urge INTA attendees to seek out innovation02 May 2022
Brands are always big business at the International Trademark Association’s Annual Meeting Live+, so it was no surprise when much of the meeting’s open ceremonies were devoted to what brands can do in today’s world.
IP rights waiver on Covid-19 products: compromise reached06 April 2022
Talks about waiving intellectual property rights for Covid-19-related products are seeing positive developments with India, South Africa, the United States and European Union reaching a compromise in March after 18 months of stalled negotiations.
New Zealand group loses out anew in manuka honey trademark battle after rejection by UK IP office25 January 2022
For a group of honey producers in New Zealand, the outcome was bitter, not sweet when the UK Intellectual Property Office rejected their application to register Manuka Honey as a trademark in December 2021
WTO discussions on TRIPS waiver of patent rights stalled29 December 2021
Just when things were beginning to turn rosy, developments involving the proposed TRIPS waiver of patent rights for Covid-19 drugs, vaccines and devices have once again taken a downturn.
CNIPA commissioner proposes ways to tackle post-pandemic IP protection challenges04 November 2021
Dr. Shen Changyu, commissioner of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) proposed three actions for IP offices to address IP protection challenges under the post-Covid 19 era: coordinate the top-level design of IP, constantly optimize IP administration and services and speed up the development of IP global governance.
Netflix Files Trademark Applications For Squid Game04 November 2021
A review of the recent filings made before the Bureau of Trademarks of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines reveals that Netflix has filed two recent trademark applications for “SQUID GAME”. The applications consist of a plain word mark and another with the stylized “SQUID GAME” logo. Both filings cover multiple classes including classes 9, 16, 18, 21, 25, 28, and 41.
Singapore, UK begin talks for digital trade agreement13 July 2021
Negotiations for the first digital trade agreement between an Asian country and a European country kicked off on June 28, 2021.
AutoStore sues Ocado for infringing technology patents central to the Ocado Smart Platform16 December 2020
The legal battle between an automated storage and retrieval systems pioneer and an UK FTSE 100-listed online grocery retailer/technology company
The Case of the Mistaken Footware24 September 2020
Nike and Puma butt heads in latest trademark dispute.