Intellectual Property

India: Features of TM Regulation
Registering a brand in India provides the owner with a full range of TM protection in case of violation of rights. The offender will bear not only civil, but also criminal liability. If
IP Registration in the Asia Pacific Region
For most brand owners, the idea of ​​securing their TM rights in the Pacific island states would be innovative. This is due to the region's ignorance of certain prejudices regarding IP enforcement in
Malaysia:TM Registration And Protection
In 2020, a new Trademark Law entered into force in Malaysia. Individuals who use or intend to use the mark can apply for TM registration in Malaysia and count on decent protection of
Honduras: TM Protection
Under the CAFTA-DR, Honduran Customs can prevent goods violating TM rights in Honduras from entering the country. A special unit of the Honduran Customs Authority encourages companies to provide it with lists of
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
Animated Characters: IP Protection
Preventing unauthorised use of an animated character & its appearance requires its author to apply for copyright protection in Europe & other jurisdictions. They should also keep in mind that such protection is
IP Protection in South Korea
Filing a patent infringement lawsuit in South Korea requires plaintiffs to submit an application with the Central District Court in Seoul & four district courts in Daejeon, Daegu, Busan & Gwangju. The responsibility
Australia: TM Disputes
Normally, TM disputes in Australia are tried by single adjudicators. When it comes to TM infringement cases, they’re usually handled by federal or supreme courts in each state. However, the majority of TM cases are...
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...
Caymans: IP Protection in Fintech
Apart from paying attention to the general provisions of Fintech regulation in the Caymans, individuals & companies seeking to register a fintech company in the Caymans should also be able to effectively protect their data...
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...
Hong Kong: Database Protection in Relation to Copyright
In this blog post, we will look at the protection of database rights in HK and the legal regulation of database access in HK. Codes, programs, source code, or related software are generally
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...
Germany: TM Protection for Domains
If you intend to register a TM for a domain name or face the need to resolve a domain dispute in Germany, it is worth considering some peculiarities of the legal requirements, which are described...
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...
Germany: TM Registration
It’s possible to register a TM in the Federal Republic of Germany if the DPMA (the local licensing body) finds no reason to refuse registration. Unlike in other countries, ex officio examination isn’t carried out...
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
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...
Macedonia: TM Protection
If you decide to open a startup and register a TM in Macedonia, then no one can stop you. The local Industrial Property Law, which is the main trademark law in Macedonia, says this directly...
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
Angola: TM Registration and Protection
Brand protection is one of the essential aspects of establishing and running a business in any jurisdiction. This should be done not only to protect the loss of revenue from a company but also to...
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...
Austria: Brand Registration and Protection
It is not forbidden for anyone to apply for registration of a trademark in Austria. If you want to register a brand in this jurisdiction, you must first make sure that your brand has a...
Serbia: New Law on TM
This year, Serbia’s new Trademark Law has come into force. In this regard, many interesting changes have appeared in the process of TM regulation in Serbia. Some of the updates are aimed at addressing pre-existing...
Argentina: TM Regulation
TM in Argentina is protected on the basis of registration, and not on the use of TM in the country. To become a full-fledged owner of a TM with all the
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...
The Netherlands: TM Registration and Protection
Building a strong brand is essential to the success of a business, especially if it is already strong enough to expand beyond one country. If your immediate plans are to register a TM
Netherlands: TM Regulation
Since Holland is part of the Benelux, it must abide by the same TM requirements as the rest of the countries it’s made up of. So, let's take a closer look at the
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...
India: TM Regulation
Brand protection India is ensured by registering a TM with a relevantly authorized agency in a specific jurisdiction. So, let’s take a closer look at the main aspects of trademark regulation
Montenegro: Protecting TM Rights
Registering a TM in Montenegro requires conducting verification for compliance with TM requirements. Violating TM rights entails civil & criminal liability. TM owners can file a lawsuit for copyright infringement in Montenegro within a 5-year...