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.
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.
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!
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.
EU needs modern copyright rules fit for the digital age but, when it comes to their implementation, hardly any topic has sparked as much controversy as the planned Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market.
Due to its strategic location bordering China, India and Afghanistan, Pakistan has a unique commercial position altogether, so that a high volume of trade in goods, both internationally and locally, is expected to be in transit.
The UAE is home to some of the world’s busiest sea and airports. With this unique position and its related massive influx of goods comes the negative side effect of the entry of large amounts of counterfeit items.
This month’s Associate Spotlight interview series features Monika Stępień, Director of Dennemeyer & Associates Sp. z.o.o. Poland. She is a Council Member at ECTA and Design Team Member at MARQUES. Fun fact - Monika is a great cook! Read this blog post to find out more about her.
Until recently, there was much uncertainty about the fate of Union trademarks after Brexit, but the UK Intellectual Property Office plans now to create a UK registration from EU trademarks on Brexit day.
In the case, In re: Ron Maatita, CAFC 2017-2037, decided August 20, 2018, the CAFC held that just because an object has three dimensions, does not mean that the ornamental design aspects cannot be disclosed and judged from a two-dimensional, plan or planar-view perspective.