Every product and service we utilize daily has its uniqueness. The individuality of each product and service depends on the Trademark that the company provides. A traditional and non-traditional trademark helps a product or good to stand unique from others and define its identity. It can be a logo, a design, a symbol, or whatever… Continue reading Non-traditional trademarks: the new normal?
What Happens If My Trademarks Are Already Registered in China?
Registering your trademarks is a crucial step in the process of entering the China market by establishing a business here. Even if your trademark was previously registered abroad, you still need to do it in China to safeguard the IP there. If your trademarks are already registered, what happens? We shall examine your possibilities in… Continue reading What Happens If My Trademarks Are Already Registered in China?
What Trademark Owners Should Know About the Metaverse and NFTs
The intellectual property implications must be considered as businesses investigate prospects in the digital sphere, particularly about trademark rights in computer-generated virtual reality environments and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The Metaverse: What is it? The phrase “metaverse” is a portmanteau (combination) of the words “metaphysical” and “universe.” The world is included in a computer-generated virtual reality. It… Continue reading What Trademark Owners Should Know About the Metaverse and NFTs
Either damages or compensation: Infringement in Russia
Russian IP protection is a topic that is frequently covered in the media today. However, based on what is written, it is clear that Russia tends to disregard any IP rights that may exist. In the interim, infringement continues to be a problem, and IP life continues as usual. Owners of intellectual property must pick… Continue reading Either damages or compensation: Infringement in Russia
Are Trademarks Ever Green? In the middle of greenwashing and green-branding
Positive messages about how the goods and services they purchase are environmentally friendly are in high demand from consumers. When implementing green branding strategies, businesses find it appealing to use “eco” or “green” terminology. However, one must pay attention to the dangers of using illegitimate trademarks or breaking the laws against deceptive business activities. Eco-Awareness… Continue reading Are Trademarks Ever Green? In the middle of greenwashing and green-branding
Should you register a design or a 3D trademark?
You can use a three-dimensional trademark and a registered design to protect the shape or outside look if you have a physical product. Both types of protection have advantages and drawbacks. Designs The primary advantage of a registered design over a trademark is that there is less of a requirement to obtain registration. A design… Continue reading Should you register a design or a 3D trademark?
Use of trademarks in the Metaverse for virtual goods and NFT
Since virtual commodities are regarded as digital content or images, Class 9 is the appropriate category. However, the phrase “virtual goods” has to be further defined by clarifying the content to which the virtual products are related because it is unclear and imprecise on its own (e.g., downloadable virtual goods, namely, virtual clothing). Downloadable digital… Continue reading Use of trademarks in the Metaverse for virtual goods and NFT
Keeping consumers from being misled: IP and greenwashing
Consumers are more aware than ever of the need to make ecologically beneficial choices because climate change is in everyone’s thoughts. The growing selection of environmentally friendly and sustainable items (often known as “green”) on the UK market strongly appeals to customers aware of their responsibility to slow climate change. The issue of “greenwashing,” a… Continue reading Keeping consumers from being misled: IP and greenwashing
How colors affect the distinctiveness of a 3D bottle-shaped trademark?
When assessing the presence of a distinctive character of the product shape, the decision-making practice and approaches of EU institutions regarding providing legal protection to three-dimensional trademarks (3D trademarks) are not consistent and unambiguous. Thus three-dimensional trademarks may be difficult to register. Finally, one of the main issues is the practicality and legitimacy of acquiring… Continue reading How colors affect the distinctiveness of a 3D bottle-shaped trademark?
What can’t be trademarked? City, River names, generic terms
Your brand is represented in the marketplace via a trademark. Logos, phrases, and company or product names are frequently registered trademarks. Products with distinctive packaging, colors, and sounds may also be protected as trademarks. Generic or descriptive phrases and anything that can be confusingly similar to an existing mark are not permitted by the USPTO… Continue reading What can’t be trademarked? City, River names, generic terms