Current USPTO policy is to refuse all cannabis-related trademark applications other than hemp derived products that contain less than .3% THC. This policy has forced the cannabis industry to use creative alternatives to protect their brands.
It is hard to find somebody who has never worn a pair of sneakers or another garment featuring the famous "three stripes" at least once in his life. However, being famous does not exempt trademark owners from the strict requirements of providing evidence.
IP management goes far beyond the pure protection of IPRs, and many small and medium-sized enterprises are searching for a proactive way to utilize their rights.
The last 25 years have seen massive developments in the practice and treatment of IPRs. We are taking a look at those changes that have significantly influenced the practice of IP.
Interparfums, société française qui gère actuellement un portefeuille de plus de 4500 marques et modèles actifs, témoigne de l'utilisation quotidienne du logiciel de gestion de propriété intellectuelle de Dennemeyer, DIAMS iQ.
Dennemeyer & Associates in South Africa recently became one of the very few law firms on the African continent to achieve the internationally recognized standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS).
On April 23, 2019, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) enacted revisions to the country's trademark law.
When we hear the term artificial intelligence used about patent prosecution, we immediately think of prior art searching. However, AI is being employed in several other ways.
Interview with Dr. Robert Fichter, Managing Director of Dennemeyer & Associates worldwide. Something you might find interesting about him is that he has a long history in ballroom and show dancing and has participated in many competitions!
As of March 1, 2019, the further amended Benelux Convention on Intellectual Property (BCIP) entered into force, implementing the European Trademark Directive 2015/2436 and aligning the Benelux trademark law with the EU trademark law.
This month’s Associate Spotlight interview features Dr. Malte Köllner, Head of Dennemeyer's Frankfurt Office. Active in the field of IP since 1996, he leads the firm's foreign filing practice. Fun fact - he is a pioneer of eco-gardening! learn more about Dr. Malte Köllner in our interview series: Associate Spotlight.