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Web Summit 2016 is almost here (7th-10th November, Lisbon) and startups and entrepreneurs will come together to share ideas about technology but also to show-case new products and projects, but Intellectual Property protection should not be thrown to the sidelines.
When Steve Jobs delivered the keynote introducing the iPhone to the world he famously said about their multi-touch technology, &ldq...
Past October 6th, 2016, the Government of Brunei Darussalam deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol for the international registration of marks. The Protocol will enter into force in respect to this jurisdiction January 6th, 2017.
The Madrid Protocol allows trademark owners to seek multi-jurisdictional protection of trademarks, through a single application proceeding, reduc...
The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) has signed a deal (October 3rd) with the recently renamed European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) to foster bilateral cooperation for matters related to trademarks, designs and enforcement thereof. Notably, EUIPO does not support patent applications through its Offices.
This Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) renews the...
Following the 2016 WIPO Assemblies, its member states have agreed to increase the number of physical offices into new frontiers. As such, going into the future, WIPO will have two offices located in the continent of Africa, located in Algeria and Nigeria.
These offices will provide the opportunity of expanding the accumulated knowledge of African IP while also serve the purpose of increasing th...
On September 8th 2016, WIPO Director General Francis Gurry received the instruments of accession to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) from Cambodia’s Senior Minister and Minister of Industry and Handicraft, Cham Prasidh.
Cambodia’s accession brings the number of PCT members to 151.
PCT considerably facilitates international protection of inventions helping applicants to seek pa...
The Cayman Islands had an outdated IP legislation in force, but waves of change are in progress. With the new Cayman Islands Intellectual Property Office (CIIPO), the Cayman Islands Government fully intends to revolutionize the organization and application of new Intellectual Property laws.
The local government is reinforcing CIIPO with a brand new set of IP legislation, starting with the new l...
"Mozambique: A new-look legal sytem" an article written by João Cabral from Inventa International for the prestigious magazine World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR).
This article addresses the new Industrial Property Code (IPC) that has been in force in Mozambique since March 31, 2016. It was approved on December 31, 2015 by the Council of Ministers and publi...
The case reports back October 2011 when GS Media provided hyperlinks from its website Geenstijl.nl to external websites that hosted unpublished photographs of Dutch TV celebrity and hostess that were due in the next issue of the Playboy magazine. Sanoma Media Netherlands BV was the publisher of Playboy in the Netherlands.
Sanoma requested GS Media to remove the link to the infringing content th...
Louis Vuitton, the world’s most valuable fashion house based in Paris, filed an infringement lawsuit, back in June 2014, against My Other Bag (MOB), a small company based in Los Angeles, United States, claiming among others, that MOB is infringing on their registered trademarks and designs, but also diluting its famous trademark.
Louis Vuitton also claims that MOB completely ignored the s...
Before announcing the Apple Watch, Apple, inc. tried to register the trademark iWatch in several jurisdictions, with trademarks applications dated from 2013 and 2014. In some jurisdictions the application was successful and the trademark was registered and ready for use. In other cases, Apple wasn't so lucky. The most famous case is the trademark application of the iWatch filed at the United K...
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Trademark Law has the primary objective of unifying the trademark registration systems and procedure of all member states of the GCC: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and United Arab Emirates. This unification, however, does not create a centralized filing procedure nor does it replace the national filing.
Approved by the GCC Supreme Council during i...
A case that is currently attracting a lot of media attention has been the case of Pirate Joe vs Trader Joe’s. The first is a Canadian retailer, located in Vancouver, who resells products belonging to the second party at a 30 to 40% increased price, without any authorization to use the similar trademark; the second party is a large company based on Monrovia, California, United States, who sel...
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