Mariah Carey, Darlene Love draw battle lines over ‘Queen of Christmas’ trademark30 August 2022
Mariah Carey’s attempt to trademark herself as the “Queen of Christmas” has drawn fire from at least two other divas, with one of them filing a declaration in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Patent Attorney Gauges Ongoing Cochlear, US University Infringement Suit16 August 2022
As Australian biotech company Cochlear and the University of Pittsburgh engage in a patent infringement dispute in an American court, Dr. Simon Potter, a principal at Spruson & Ferguson in Sydney, said it will be interesting to see how the case will end up.
Facebook Faces Trademark Infringement12 August 2022
Meta a 12-year-old startup that creates immersive experiences and also is in the business of Virtual reality filed suit in federal court against the company formerly known as Facebook for changing its name to Meta. Meta is claiming trademark infringement, unfair competition, and damage to its brand. In addition, Facebook recruited artists Meta previously worked with to create immersive experiences, luring away some of its biggest customers
Patent waiver for Covid-19 vaccines finally approved30 June 2022
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has finally approved the patent waiver that will tear down barriers mounted by intellectual property restrictions to greater production of Covid-19 vaccines and their equitable distribution among nations.
Fashion world more ready now for metaverse IP issues, says expert19 May 2022
Prof. Dr. Irene Calboli, professor of law at Texas A&M University School of Law in Fort Worth believes the fashion industry is more ready now to face intellectual property issues arising from the metaverse than it was in pre-pandemic times.
Safir Anand launches U.S. release of Chrysalis at ambassador’s reception04 May 2022
Safir Anand marked the United States release of his book Chrysalis at a reception held adjacent to the International Trademark Association’s Annual Meeting Live+ yesterday in Washington. Hosted by Ambassador T.S. Tirumurti, the Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, the reception celebrated both the book’s release and the firm’s success in the practice of intellectual property law.
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.
Building a greener future with IP strategy02 May 2022
As we approach the end of spring in the northern hemisphere, the scorching heat of early summer reminds us that climate change is a genuine threat to our future. However, solving the climate crisis is no easy task, and thus it is essential to turn to innovative technologies to work a way out for a sustainable future. Since IP is closely interrelated to technological inventions, can it serve as a driving force for green innovations?
The IP office of the future, according to IP Australia’s Michael Schwager02 May 2022
There are the new technologies shaking the world and revolutionizing how we do things – from mobile apps and AI to blockchain and data analytics. And then Covid-19 came along, prompting business establishments and government services, including IP offices, to digitize immediately. This embrace of modern technology by IP offices around the world in their resolve to deliver their services despite the prohibitions of Covid-19 have helped raise the number of IP filings globally.
McDonald's Peppa Pig caught in Russia-Ukraine conflict28 April 2022
Entertainment One UK, the proprietor of British cartoon favorite Peppa Pig Ltd, brought trademark infringement against Ivan Kozhevnikov for this character. The suit, filed at the lowest level court for civil disputes, accused Kozhevnikov of infringing the Peppa Pig trademark and other intellectual property.
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.
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