Zuneca Pharmaceutical v Natrapharm, issued on 8 September 2020 In the riveting world of intellectual property (IP) disputes, one case stood out as a true clash of titans—Zuneca Pharmaceutical v Natrapharm. This legal battle, issued on 8th September 2020, sent shockwaves through the pharmaceutical industry, setting a precedent for future IP cases. In this blog,… Continue reading Zuneca Pharmaceutical v Natrapharm: A Landmark Intellectual Property Battle
In the realm of business and commerce, legal battles often arise, challenging the boundaries of intellectual property rights, contracts, and fair-trade practices. One such intriguing case is “The H.D. Lee Company, Inc. and Authentic American Apparel, Inc. vs. Emerald Garment Manufacturing Corporation” (G.R. No. 207060). This blog post will delve into the case details, explore… Continue reading H.D. Lee Company, Inc. and Authentic American Apparel, Inc. vs. Emerald Garment Manufacturing Corporation: A Case Analysis
As more companies establish a presence in the “Metaverse,” the virtual world where businesses operate and trade, the issue of trademark protection has ignited a contentious discussion. The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and national offices have witnessed a surge in trademark applications for “virtual goods,” numerous trademarks are now registered for use within… Continue reading Trademark Protection in the Metaverse: Navigating the Distinctiveness Debate
In the competitive world of business and branding, trademarks are the bedrock of a company’s identity. They are the visual and symbolic representations that set your products and services apart from the crowd, making them instantly recognizable to consumers. But here’s the twist – as important as these trademark specimens are, they often face the… Continue reading Substitute specimens: How to show trademark use when original specimens rejected
In today’s fast-paced world, where brevity and instant recognition are paramount, acronyms have become a common and essential part of our language. From widely-known acronyms like NASA and FIFA to everyday abbreviations like ASAP and DIY, these condensed expressions help concisely convey complex ideas. However, as acronyms gain popularity, businesses and individuals have recognized their… Continue reading Can you register an Acronym Trademark?
Intellectual property (IP) rights safeguard innovations and creative works. Patents and trademarks are two key components of IP law that protect different aspects of intellectual property. However, there are instances when these rights overlap, leading to complex legal situations. In such cases, the expertise of a patent and trademark attorney becomes invaluable. This blog post… Continue reading Patent and Trademark Attorney: When IP rights overlap
A trademark is so essential for a business which helps to distinguish its products and services from other brands. In the Philippines, every trademark is registered in the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) to protect its marks from infringement by others. A trademark can be a name, a logo, a design, or a… Continue reading Section 1(a) Use-Based Trademark Application
We all know that a trademark helps us to identify a brand without confusion with other brands producing similar goods. Also, no one can use the name, design, or quotes of your brand without your permission if you have registered a trademark. There are two types of marks that can be registered for your products… Continue reading What is a House Mark?
The trademark of a business can be anything like a name, logo, or symbol, that helps the brand stand unique in the minds of people. The trademark search is the primary thing to be done before registering the mark with the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) to avoid confusion with already existing marks.… Continue reading Crowded Field of Third-Party Registrations
Supplemental Register: Unveiling Benefits & Considerations Once upon a time, in the vast world of intellectual property rights, there existed two countries— the United States of America and the Philippines. These nations, though geographically distant, shared a common concern for protecting trademarks, those unique identifiers that distinguish one brand from another. In their quest to… Continue reading Supplemental Register: Unveiling Benefits & Considerations