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Why should your company protect its Intellectual Property?

Every business should have a checklist when it comes to protecting the most valuable asset they have: their IP. In this blog, Dennemeyer offers five tips a company should consider when protecting its Intellectual Property.

IP awareness does not necessarily equal IP understanding

A report on IP Awareness and Attitudes issued this April by the Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU) shows that many consumers are willing to circumvent IP rights despite recognizing their importance.

Creative solutions for cannabis industry IP

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.

The General Court of EU confirms the invalidity of Adidas three-stripes trademark

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.

China revises its trademark law to combat bad faith trademark filings

On April 23, 2019, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) enacted revisions to the country's trademark law.

Key features of the Benelux trademark law reform – the second part

As of March 1, 2019, the further amended Benelux Convention on Intellectual Property (BCIP) entered into force, implementing the European Trademark Directive 2015/2436 and aligning the Benelux trademark law with the EU trademark law.

European Parliament adopts EU Copyright Directive creating new rules for the digital era

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.

How to protect your Intellectual Property rights in Pakistan

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.

Anti-Counterfeiting in the United Arab Emirates

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.

Brexit: European trademarks to be treated as if registered in the UK

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.

The scent of a trademark: removal of graphic representability requirement

By removing the graphical representation requirement for a trademark application, the European legislature widened the underlying concept of trademarks as an IP right in Europe. We look into the potential impact on trademark registration and the challenge

United Arab Emirates: KIPO is a new competent International Searching and Preliminary Examining Authority

The International Center for Patent Registration, Ministry of Economy (United Arab Emirates), has designated the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) as a competent International Searching and Preliminary Examining Authority.