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2021 Looks Bright For The Trademark Industry

After months of planning and a big shift to a new status as a virtual conference, INTA’s 2020 events began with its yearly Leadership Meeting on Friday, November 13th. The Annual Meeting section then officially opened on Monday, November 16th, with CEO Etienne Sanz de Acedo stati…

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…

Trademark Class 5 Goods Appeal To Both Average And High Attention Consumers

A look at the NOSTER - FOSTER Decision of the General Court of the Court of Justice (T-550/19) In Turkey we encounter a cliché judgement when examining the likelihood of confusion among trademarks when it comes to goods in class 5 of the Nice classification,“The consumer segment …

7 Important Vaccines And Their Trademarks

It is not often all countries of the world are united in wanting the same thing, but all highly anticipate a vaccine for COVID-19. And finally, in mid-July 2020, we had some good news.   Results from a team at the University of Oxford show that its vaccine – co-developed with the…

Well-known Fighters Winning (and Losing) Trademarks

In March 2020, news broke that Nike had sold the worldwide famous trademark RF, the initials of tennis superstar Roger Federer to Tenro AG, a company directly controlled by the Swiss champion that manages the portfolio of IP assets attributable to him.  

The Sad Fate That Can Await A Super Successful Brand

Aspirin, Elevator, Pilates, Hoover, Jacuzzi, Frisbee. Once upon a time, these were all just trademarks, but then they became a product name in everyday language. No one says they "vacuum-cleaned" the lounge or that they threw a "flying disc" in the park anymore! For some territor…

Strong Brands Survive And Thrive In Recessions

In times of economic hardships, a strong brand is worth its weight in gold. With every player in a particular sector fighting for market share, a well-recognized trademark allows consumers to quickly establish the strengths and dependability of a particular product or service. Th…

Fashion and Luxury Goods Trademark Activity Bounces Back After Recessions

Before the outbreak of Covid-19, fashion and luxury sales had enjoyed a decade of growth. The value of the global personal luxury goods market over the last decade rose by 91%. It soared from some $147 billion in 2009 to more than $281 billion in 2019. But both sectors are now br…