Trademark and Copyright

F-*-C-T – U.S. SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN BAN ON REGISTRATION OF IMMORAL OR SCANDALOUS MARKS

By: John Nading The U.S. Supreme Court issued its most recent decision yesterday picking away at the same clause of the Lanham Act, Section 2(a), 15 U.S.C. § 1052(a), and this time finding that the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (PTO) prohibition on the registration of “immoral” or “scandalous” marks ...

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TOP 10 IP DEVELOPMENTS IN CHINA

Supreme Court: Trademark Owners Cannot Reject Licenses in Bankruptcy

WILL COMBATTING THE SALE OF COUNTERFEIT GOODS AT BIG MARKETPLACES IN POLAND BECOME EASIER? WHAT IS THE CURRENT ENFORCEMENT PRACTICE IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC – THE SOURCE OF THE LANDMARK DELTA CENTER CASE?

Internet

EU: DOMAIN NAMES AND WHOIS INFORMATION IN A POST-GDPR WORLD (GTLDS UPDATE)

By Claire Sng and John Wilks  With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) having taken effect across the EU on 25 May 2018, this has meant a big change to the availability of WHOIS data (ie data recording – among other things – the persons who own domain names). See an ...

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UK: NEW DATA PROTECTION FEE

Global Media Sector Trends 2018-Seizing new commercial opportunities and tackling emerging threats

Global Injunctions Available Against Search Engines, Rules Supreme Court of Canada (Updated August 2, 2017)

Fashion

WORD FROM THE INDUSTRY’S MOUTH

By Tamar Duvdevani (NY), Airina Rodrigues (NY) and Michael Geller (Chicago) Interview with Melissa Schoffer Farber, SoulCycle’s Senior Director of Legal Affairs To describe New York-based SoulCycle as a company offering indoor cycling classes is a serious understatement.  While SoulCycle does tout 90 locations in the US and Canada, with a growing ...

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WHAT’S IN A NAME? ISSUES FACING GENERIC NAMES AND MARKS

NATIVE ADVERTISING – 5 TIPS FOR NAVIGATING NATIVE ADVERTISING

UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT SIDES WITH COPYRIGHT OWNER IN STAR ATHLETICA CASE

Advertising

Q&A SESSION WITH UK ADVERTISING STANDARDS AUTHORITY (ASA) CHIEF EXECUTIVE GUY PARKER

By: Claire Sng I had the rare opportunity last week to put some questions directly to Guy Parker, the ASA’s Chief Executive, during a Q&A session at an industry conference on Advertising and Marketing Law. I asked two questions relating to influencers and transparency of social media posts. This clearly remains a critical ...

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PRIZE PROMOTIONS AROUND THE WORLD: LAUNCH OF NEW EDITION

UK – NEW ASA GUIDANCE FOR INFLUENCERS

NEW UK ADVERTISING REGULATOR 5 YEAR STRATEGY FOCUSES ON ONLINE IMPACT

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