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Scaling and commercialising strategies: key forms of agreement

WLG professionals from Canada, China and the United Kingdom provide practical guidance on the necessity of seeking local advice when making agreements to commercialise intellectual property

02 March 2022

How to protect taglines in China

For taglines to be registered as trademarks in China, it is essential that they are both distinctive and creative. The Anti-Unfair Competition Law acts as a contingency for taglines that fail registration if they do not satisfy these conditions

02 March 2022

New Russian legislation may enable more individuals to own trademarks

Russia’s government has issued a bill that seeks to broaden the grounds of eligibility for trademark applicants. In doing so, it is hoped that this will enshrine a measure of equality in the registration process

02 March 2022

Lawful use of warning symbols is advised for trademarks registered in Russia

Trademark symbols enjoy many positives, namely in underlining the attractions of a particular product. However, they ought not to be used with unregistered marks, because there is a risk that doing so will misinform consumers

16 February 2022

Hublot successfully invalidates copycat trademark in China

The CNIPA’s decision to nullify a disputed mark on the basis of bad faith illuminates the grounds on which a registration can be held to have been obtained through unfair means

16 February 2022

The digital transformation of IP management still has a long way to go

Saturday Opinion: Though digital IP tools have come a long way, Anushka Arya and Nigel Wong of Rouse Consultancy argue that they have yet to make inroads into the most high-level areas of decision making

12 February 2022

Beijing High Court backs Michelin in invalidating copycat mark

A case involving Michelin demonstrates that if a contested mark is similar in pronunciation to the cited mark, it is likely to be invalidated on the grounds of causing confusion among consumers

09 February 2022

How CIPOs identify IP risk and communicate it to top management

At IAM/WTR IP Risk Management event, IP heads from global corporations say speaking the language of the C-suite is critical

31 January 2022

Big tech dominates brand value rankings led by $355 billion Apple portfolio

Tech sector brand assets gained significant value over the past year, according to the latest Brand Finance Global 500

31 January 2022

Why smart IP strategy is about more than keeping score

Expanding your understanding of what a win looks like and keeping track of the bigger picture is key to coming out ahead in the IP world, say IAM Strategy 300 members

20 January 2022

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