Intellectual Property

Ensuring Survivability of a Business: Importance of a Brand

Over the past several years, some 2,000 restaurants in the UK have gone out of business. High rent, taxes & food prices are making it increasingly difficult for restaurant owners to turn a

Blockchain & IP

Despite its novelty, blockchain technology is being actively used in many sectors, such as transport, energy, health, pharma & public. By harnessing its immense potential, IP rights holders can ensure effective IP protection

Great Britain: Licensing & Registration of IP

Typically, an IP license expires with the expiration of IP rights. However, depending on the IP rights in question, there may be certain regulatory & legislative exceptions to that rule. In fact, registration of IP...

Online Advertising: TM Owners’ Responsibility

While reviewing a case related to TM registration in Germany & online advertising, the CJEU faced a dilemma: Should a company be held responsible for illegally using a TM on the Internet if the same...

Switzerland: TM Use

Upon expiration of a 60-month ‘grace’ period, TM owners are required to confirm the use of a TM in Switzerland, especially if there’s been an objection to its use or a cancellation request has been...

EU: TM Protection Strategies

Considering entering the EU market? If you are, then you should definitely take care of registering a TM in the EU. To make this process as hassle-free as possible, you should come up with a...

TM Regulation in Africa

IP experts have recently stated that the benefits of having trademark rights in Africa are already paying off. This material describes the main characteristics of the use of trademarks in African countries. IP protection issues...

New Zealand: Why You Should Register a TM

It is believed that the name of the company and its products and services are among its most valuable assets. However, it is noted that companies invest resources in creating their brands (logo, or slogans),...

Germany: Management of Joint Intellectual Property

All businesses, no matter how big or small, will own some form of IP. To create an original product, which is of interest as an IP object, requires much effort and costs. However, it is...

South Korea: Trademark Protection

South Korea is an economically developed country that attracts many entrepreneurs looking to scale their business. So, let’s take a closer look at the advantages of trademark protection in South Korea & potential problems that...

Holland: Registering a Domain Name

Registration of a domain name in Holland requires applicants to choose a registrator. There’s more than 1,400 registrators in Holland & they’re all listed on the official website of the SIDN. Charged with registering domain...

Saint Lucia: TM Regulation

Registration of a TM on the Island of Saint Lucia requires compliance with the Designs, Patents & TMs Act. TMs must also be registered with  the Companies Register & ROCIP. Those seeking to register a...

Cuba: ТМ Registration and Protection

Today's blog post describes the main provisions of TM regulation in Cuba that business owners need to consider in order to carry out their activities in this jurisdiction. You will also learn some of the...

Peru: TM Registration

Any natural or legal persons can apply for TM registration in the Republic of Peru. Under Peruvian legislation, only TMs having their own unique identity & capable of helping customers distinguish particular services/products from others...

Kyrgyzstan: TM Protection

There are various ways in which one can protect a TM in Kyrgyzstan. Some of the most popular ones include: requesting for TM protection in Kyrgyzstan via the national filing system; requesting for TM protection...

Denmark: Trademark Regulation

Denmark is one of the countries with stable economic and political situations, therefore many businessmen are interested in carrying out their activities in the territory of this jurisdiction. If you are planning to start a...

Italy: TM Registration & Protection

TM registration in the Republic of Italy is handled by the TM & Patent Office. TM regulation in the Italian Republic is done on the basis of the Industrial Property Code & international agreements &...

Brasil: TM Regulation

TM registration is an integral part of ensuring reliable brand protection. Each jurisdiction has its own requirements for the registration process, and so does Brasil. So, if you decide to start doing business in the...

Australia: TM Registration

Applying for TM registration in Australia is usually done online, its cost being somewhat between two hundred fifty & four hundred eighty Australian dollars. Renewal of TM registration in the Commonwealth of Australia must be...

Poland: TM Regulation

Trademark registration is considered one of the most important aspects of ensuring brand protection and effective business development. This article covers some issues of TM regulation in Poland, since this jurisdiction is characterized by favorable...

Macau: Registering trademarks

Trademark registration in Macau is handled by the IPD. Please note that you aren’t required to register a trademark in Macau; however, doing so enables you to prohibit 3rd parties from using it without your...

9 Questions on Registering TM in Guatemala

Brand protection is one of the important issues that should be given special attention when entering a new market. If you are planning to start a business in America, our today's blog post will be...

TM in France

Registering a TM in France (or any other country for that matter) is an important aspect of forming & protecting a brand. So, let’s see what it takes to register a TM in France &...

Japan: IP Dispute Resolution

This blog post will help you understand the nuances of IPR protection in Japan. This is important not only for businesses operating in this jurisdiction, but also for those who are just planning

Great Britain: Brand Defense Strategy

Brand identity is very important to a business. Every brand owner needs to have strong brand protection in the UK and other jurisdictions. This blog post describes the main features of TM protection in England...

US: Registering Sounds, Smells & Movements as Trademarks

In an attempt to protect IP rights, manufacturers seek to cover as much ground as they can. In particular, they try to make sure that even the most unlikely marketing instruments are taken care of....

Business Identity: How to Register a Brand Correctly

Registering a trademark in the EU is one of the most important stages in brand formation. The first thing business owners planning to register a trademark in Europe need to do is determine whether a...

Colombia: TM Registration. Part 2

In the first part, we looked at the legal basics you need to know in order to better understand the scope and regulation of trademark registration in Colombia. This blog post is dedicated to the...

Great Britain: TM Registration

Registering a TM in Great Britain is an absolute must for any growing business. Registered TMs become very valuable assets, especially after the popularity of a business’s services/products begins to grow. By registering TMs in...

Colombia: TM Registration. Part 1

If you have decided to register a trademark in Colombia, please be advised to first understand the legal framework for this procedure. Colombia is part of the Andean Community, which leaves an imprint on the...

TM in Australia

Brands are an important part of everyday life. Consumers know exactly which smartphone is the most functional, which airline has the best service, and which accessories attract the attention of friends and colleagues. Brands help...

US: Domain Names

Registering domain names in the US is the exclusive prerogative of the US Commerce Department. .us domain names may also be registered directly with any accredited registrars. Validity of registration can range from twelve months...

How to Register TM in Croatia

Trademark registration in Europe is attractive due to the stable economic situation in European countries and a high level of intellectual property protection. The specialists of our company suggest considering the

Ireland: Trade Secrets Protection

Undoubtedly, the key to success in almost any business is the orderliness of the processes of collecting, processing, using and storing information. All these facilitate proper protection of trade secrets which often constitute main assets...

TM in Slovenia

Registration of a trademark in the EU will allow your brand to become recognizable and will provide protection throughout its territory. The experts of our company propose to consider the option of registering a TM...

TM in Trinidad and Tobago

Consider trading internationally? It is advised that you register IP rights in export markets. If you plan to start a business in Trinidad and Tobago, here are some hints you may wish to think about...

How to Minimize IP Protection Costs

Intellectual property protection services can cost a lot of money, and IP registration in the UK or other European countries can be particularly costly. However, there are still some ways to reduce and even minimize...

Intellectual Property: DD

A careful assessment of an enterprise's IP assets is an important part of a strategy aimed at attracting investors. Conversely, not knowing what to look out for in relation to IP has the potential of...

China: Protecting a Mobile App’s Name

With the number of mobile apps constantly growing, developing a unique name & designing an icon for a mobile app is becoming an absolute necessity for developers seeking to make their app stand out from...

IP Remedies in the United States

If you have a brand, then you may have problems with intellectual property (IP) protection. This applies not only to large corporations selling their products around the world, but also to small businesses.