July 2019

Every organization wants to avoid a costly, lengthy, and resource-intensive lawsuit for trademark infringement. While definitions can vary globally and within the U.S., organizations can be taken to court if there's a likelihood of confusion, especially when combined with other similarities around the goods or services, purchasing channels, or other factors. Unique factors can vary significantly, but experts estimate the average cost of a trademark...

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Adjust your Yuletide calendars to 1st November because Christmas is coming early this year. On the 23rd April 2019, China’s legislators passed significant amendments to their Trade Mark legislation to combat the scourge of bad-faith Applications, more commonly known as ‘Trade Mark squatting’. Many brand owners will be familiar with the term, ‘Trade Mark Squatting’ and understand it to be the act of pre-emptively registering a Trade...

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