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100-Year-Old Trademarks in 2021

A trademark registration search can reveal many insights to brand owners. It can be used to gather competitor intelligence, or to detect similar or identical trademark applications in time to file an observation or opposition. At TrademarkNow, we also like to run trademark search…

Five Resolutions For Trademark Professionals To Mark The New Year!

While the New Year is traditionally a good time to reflect upon your career and work achievements, considering how to improve those more conventional work practices that make everything run smoothly but are far from glamorous can often be sidelined. However, it is these data-inte…

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…

Which Trademarks Help Boost Your Immunity Against Disease?

Are you a tomato or a hamburger? It has long been known that you are what you eat and that our bodies contain similar nutrients to the products that we consume. And, nutrition has long been closely linked to immunity. People who are more poorly nourished are at a greater risk of …

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…

How Trademark Attorneys Can “Name-Check” Themselves

Did you know that you may have been catfished? According to Oxford Languages the definition of the verb to catfish is “to lure (someone) into a relationship by means of a fictional online persona”. The act of catfishing is commonly associated with social media profiles, such as F…

A Question Of Faith

On the issue of bad faith trademarks in the European Union, Advocate-General Sharpston, in her Opinion in Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngl v OHIM  stated: