Trademark and Copyright

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Trademark Act Disparagement Clause is Unconstitutional

By John Nading, David Kramer, James Stewart, and Alberto Zacapa The Supreme Court today struck down the disparagement clause of the Lanham Act as facially invalid under the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment, affirming the decision of the Court of Appeals of the Federal Circuit.  This outcome in Matal ...

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

IF YOU CAN’T BEAT THEM, BLOCK THEM. SECTION 115A STRIKES AGAINST PIRACY WEBSITES, THIS TIME FOR THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

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

Internet

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

By: Sangeetha Punniyamoorthy and Thomas Kurys  (Toronto) The Supreme Court of Canada recently released a landmark decision in which a broad worldwide injunction was upheld restraining Google from including certain websites in its search results anywhere in the world. Intellectual property rights-holders seeking to enforce intellectual property rights in an online ...

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NEW EU EPRIVACY RULES IN THE MAKING

U.S. FINANCIAL REGULATORS PROPOSE SWEEPING NEW CYBERSECURITY REGULATIONS

CHINA: SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO DATA AND CYBERSECURITY PRACTICES UNDER PRC CYBERSECURITY LAW

Fashion

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

By Melinda Upton and Claire Kermond (Sydney) In the retail and fashion industries, names and marks are a key element of the marketing strategies and longevity of brands.  Using generic marks or names can land retailers and fashion designers in trouble when it comes to successfully trademarking and protecting their brand. ...

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NATIVE ADVERTISING – 5 TIPS FOR NAVIGATING NATIVE ADVERTISING

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

THE HONG KONG RETAIL REAL ESTATE MARKET: CURRENT STATE AND FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES

Advertising

NATIVE ADVERTISING – 5 TIPS FOR NAVIGATING NATIVE ADVERTISING

By Ann Ford, James Stewart and Naomi Abraham (Washington D.C.) Native advertising, which is an advertisement that follows the natural function and form of the user experience in which it is placed, has captured the attention of the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and marketers alike for its ability to blur ...

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PRIZE PROMOTIONS AROUND THE WORLD

THE DIFFICULT BALANCE BETWEEN COMPARATIVE ADVERTISING AND TRADEMARK PROTECTION

US Regulators Take Aim at Native Advertising

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