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Trademarks

Trademark complications: absolute and relative grounds in MENAP countries

The examination stage of a trademark application, which determines if it will be rejected or progress toward registration, involves specific procedures that must be followed to the letter.

Nice Classifications in fine detail: peculiarities in the MENAP region

Understanding these unique conditions is essential for companies looking to do business in the region.

MENAP: Powers of attorney for trademark filing - necessity or burden?

While PoAs have a certain benefit related to legal certainty, many objections remain against mandating PoAs for trademark filings.

Too much of a good thing: when trademarks die

If a trademark is used as a generic term, it can lose its Intellectual Property (IP) protections. We explore genericization and what can be done about it.

To win a war of words: data collection and evidentiary due diligence

Individual pieces of evidence is often no less decisive than the arguments of law.

SM vs. TM: What to know and how to choose the right trademark symbol

The field of Intellectual Property (IP) is full of symbols that are common shorthand to those in the know but that can be somewhat puzzling to the unversed.

Trademarking a name: considerations and best practices

Conducting due diligence with a thorough prior art search is the best way to find out if a name is trademarked.

Trademarking a slogan - the why and how

The right slogan can be of great value to your brand identity, and so learning how to trademark one is a vital Intellectual Property (IP) lesson.

Exploring the benefits of geographical indications

Geographical indications can offer many benefits, but it is important to know exactly how they work in the jurisdictions most relevant to your business.

Not For Trademarks? The truth about NFTs and IP

Examining the legal and commercial interaction between NFTs and Intellectual Property.

Everyday IP: How the Winter Olympics protects its branding

Keeping the branding of the Beijing Winter Olympics protected requires collaboration between China's IP authorities and the International Olympic Committee.

Trademark protection for the European shoe manufacturing industry

In terms of shoe branding Europe presents some intriguing opportunities, but is not without challenges.