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E-Commerce, Counterfeits, And The Holiday Season

While holiday season shopping events such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday present excellent opportunities for genuine brands, they also come attached with a risk from increased IP infringement.

INTA 2020 Virtual Conference - Coming Soon!

INTA is going virtual this year and more than 3,300 attendees have registered to take part in this innovative Annual Meeting and Leadership Meeting. You can get a sneak peek of what to expect at the two events now courtesy of the INTA Daily News. 

3 Ways To Mark Love Your Lawyer Day

Love Your Lawyer Day falls on the first Friday in the month of November every year. Founded in 2001 by attorney and legal marketing expert, Nader Anise, this unique event has become a popular way of celebrating the work that legal professionals carry out on behalf of their client…

Holiday Trademarks – Trick or Treat?

Halloween is fast approaching and can be big business for brand owners. According to the National Retail Federation’s Annual Survey, in the United States alone, $2.6 billion is spent annually on candy and popcorn, but additional Halloween purchases for costumes, decorations, and …

The EU - China Geographical Indications Agreement – Key Points

On the 14th of September 2020, it was announced that the European Union and the Government of the People's Republic of China signed a historic agreement to cooperate on the protection of geographical indications. In this article I highlight what IP professionals need to know abou…

3 IP Organizations Working To Make Us Stronger Together Through Equality

“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made” - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-2020). Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the legal and feminist icon sadly passed away last week. Ginsburg was the second woman to ever serve on the United States Supreme Cour…

Immoral, Scandalous And Disparaging Trademarks

Did you know that in the recent past immoral, scandalous, or disparaging categories of marks could never be protected as trademarks, even after being used in the marketplace?

3 Brands That Fight Loneliness

There are times in life when we will all feel lonely or isolated. Stressful events, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic and the new travel restrictions that are in place for many of us may mean that we are also now feeling emotionally cut off from family and friends and feeling…