Similarities in packaging between Howler’s stout beer and Nestlé’s MILO® chocolate milk hit the courts in Australia last month, with the case illustrating the need for trademark protection of visual branding elements, says Chantal Koller.
Drinks companies have diversified their products and ranges, and implemented new strategies in response to changing consumer preferences and the impact of both Brexit and COVID-19. But, what do these factors mean for brands' IP strategies moving forward?
It is good practice to monitor trademark registries for potentially infringing trademark applications. The challenge is in developing the right watching strategy to avoid being swamped with results. Trademark Attorney Vanessa Harrow offers some advice.
Apps provide brand owners with a new way to connect with and market to consumers, but how do you make the most of the opportunities while managing the risks of brand damage or infringement?
Phishing in the delivery sector has increased exponentially during the COVID-19 pandemic with businesses and their consumers being targeted by a range of sophisticated scams, as Andreas Juchli explains
In May 2021, Pakistan will join the Madrid System for international trademark registrations, becoming its 108th member state, as Frouke Hekker explains.
Forgetting to register a change of name or address on patent office records can be a potentially costly and time-consuming oversight, as Rose-Marie Ehanno and Paul Rolland explain.
What do patent assignments, company mergers and the relocation of patent owners have in common? They all trigger the need for recordals to protect associated patent rights. On the 19 January 2021, we gather our Novagraaf experts to share recordals best practice with you.
Cease-and-desist letters aren't usually associated with a humorous tone, but levity can sometimes be more effective than dry threats.
Listen to European patent filing and prosecution experts from across the IP community as they discuss the why, where and how to manage EP validations, including how you could manage your EP strategy easily and more cost effectively.
What happens to trademark rights when trade sanctions or other restrictive measures are placed on countries by the United Nations Security Council, or by countries or territories, such as the US or EU? Frederik Jocqué outlines the implications.
When budgets are tight, IP expenditure will naturally come under scrutiny, with patent annuity payments often one of the first areas to be identified for cuts.