Trademark and Copyright

SOUND IDENTITIES: BACK IN VOGUE FOR CORPORATE REBRANDING AND BRAND REFRESHES

By: Melinda Upton, Nicholas Boyle, Jessie Buchan, Lucy Meadley and Valiant Warzecha Businesses are constantly looking for an extra dimension that will allow their brand to cut through the saturation of the modern world. Increasingly, corporate re-brands or brand refreshes are including bespoke musical themes known as ‘sound identities’ or ‘audio ...

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UK – NEW CMA GUIDANCE FOR INFLUENCERS AND COMMITMENTS SECURED WITH PARTICULAR INDIVIDUALS

CONSUMER HAS STANDING TO OPPOSE COMPANY’S RAPUNZEL TRADEMARK FOR DOLLS AND TOY FIGURES BEFORE U.S. TRADEMARK TRIAL AND APPEAL BOARD

MUSIC MODERNIZATION ACT

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

UK – NEW ASA GUIDANCE FOR INFLUENCERS

By John Wilks and Claire Sng Background The ASA has this week published new guidance for influencers about how to make their ads clear (see link here “Guidance”). This Guidance follows the ASA’s call for evidence in March 2018. This is a hot topic at the moment with: The European Commission having just published a report ...

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NEW UK ADVERTISING REGULATOR 5 YEAR STRATEGY FOCUSES ON ONLINE IMPACT

SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCERS AND EFFECTIVE DISCLOSURES IN THE US: A DELICATE BALANCE

NATIVE ADVERTISING – 5 TIPS FOR NAVIGATING NATIVE ADVERTISING

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