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.
When do patents expire?
The answer to the question "When do patents expire?" depends on several factors, including the jurisdiction of their original registration.
Utility patent vs. design patent: What protections do they offer?
Understanding the utility patent vs. design patent distinction — and how these categories vary around the world — is vital to securing the right IP protection.
How to infringe copyright and NOT get away with it
How to avoid, prevent and confront online copyright infringement.
Closing in on the Unitary Patent and opt-out strategies
It is time to think about the advent of the Unitary Patent (UP) and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) later in 2022 or early 2023.
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.
Everyday IP: Six young inventors who rocked the world
To celebrate World IP Day, we want to showcase some young inventors whose ideas changed our lives — and a few who are innovating right now.