A one way street to harmony?
Saving Face – Personalised URLs on Facebook – Make sure your marks are protected
Facebook is a popular social networking site which currently has approximately 200,000,000 users. Since 13 June 2009, Facebook users can now register a personal URL for their profile page on the Facebook website in the form facebook.com/yourmark.
Substantial fee reductions for Community Trade Marks
Protecting designs in China
Companies worried about protecting their intellectual property in China can take heart from a recent decision of the Chinese court. German firm Neoplan Bus GmbH has successfully sued the Chinese automotive group Zonda for infringement of a Chinese registered design relating to a bus.
Inventors awarded £1.5 million compensation for their inventions
In this edition we take a look at the EUIPO’s decision on the invalidity of a three-stripe mark by Adidas; G4S PLC’s successful opposition to an application by F & G Kites Limited; a useful reminder of the evidence required when defending a registration that has been challenged on the grounds of non-use; the 4th Latin American country that will be joining the Madrid Protocol; and a new rule introduced by the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Read about latest developments in the Trade Marks field, as well as what’s going on with the team here at Boult Wade Tennant
In this edition we caution brand owners about applications by Gleissner; look at a modern day David and Goliath story involving McDonald’s and Irish rival Supermac’s; cover recent changes to UK TM law to be aware of; Canada’s new trade mark law coming into force later this year; and the latest developments in the Cadbury V Nestlé chocolate wars.
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