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?

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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List of the oldest trademark in the world

In terms of legal status, trademarks are a recent invention. Although trademarks had been in use for a very long time before the 19th century, trademark regulations only became a thing then. However, there wasn’t much of a need for trademarks before the growth of print media, mass production, and other contemporary technologies. After these… Continue reading List of the oldest trademark in the world

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10 Most Famous Trademarks In The World

The top 10 trademarks in the United States are owned by prosperous, well-known businesses, each worth billion of dollars. A third of a company’s worth is often represented by its trademarks, so creating and safeguarding them is a wise investment in improving customer loyalty, satisfaction, sales, and profitability. Almost everything can be used as a… Continue reading 10 Most Famous Trademarks In The World

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