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Dust unsettled? China's Supreme Court refines OEM jurisprudence in ground-breaking Honda judgment

The Chinese Supreme People's Court ("SPC") recently handed down its latest judgment on whether Original Equipment Manufacturing ("OEM") may constitute trademark...

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esports - gearing up to play in the pro leagues!
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esports are so much more than an innovative, rapidly growing competitive sports discipline: from a brand owner and investor perspective, esports also provide truly global multi-channel...

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EU Trademark seniority claims: Saving costs by driving value
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By any standard, EU Trademarks (EUTMs) are excellent value costing around € 850 to register in one class (plus 50 € for the second class and 150€ for each additional class)...

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Shanghai court innovates with punitive damages for trademark infringement: IP owners can aim higher
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The Shanghai Pudong District Court has recently handed down a remarkable judgment, awarding punitive damages equal to 3 times the proven damages to a foreign sportswear company, and fully...

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Protection of geographical indications: EU and China conclude bilateral agreement

The European Union and the People's Republic of China have been working together on the protection of geographical indications for more than ten years. Both sides have now agreed on a...

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China: implementing regulations for new Trademark Law published

On 11 October 2019, China's State Administration for Market Regulation ("SAMR") published the Regulations on the Registration of Trademarks (《规范商标申请注册行为若干规定》,...

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Doing Business in Germany: Consumer Sector - IP
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Our Germany Consumer team is delighted to present our Doing Business in Germany guide. The following overview takes you through intellectual property challenges while the full publication...

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Watch: How blockchain could disrupt the fashion industry

A look at how the fashion industry can leverage technology like blockchain to manage the integrity of its supply chain and enhance IP protection.

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IP partner Sahira Khwaja comments on Sky v Skykick AG Opinion

LONDON, 17 October 2019 - Sahira Khwaja, partner at Hogan Lovells, said: "In a thorough and thoughtful opinion, Advocate General Tanchev has agreed that a trade mark cannot be declared ...

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