• The article, “What Qualifies as Acceptable Use in U.S. Commerce?” was updated in view of recent changes in U.S. trademark practice. These include changes to requirements when the use specimen is a tag or label and when it is a webpage....

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    On October 16, 2019, the China State Administration for Market Regulation released new interim regulations in relation to normalizing trademark application behaviors, which in part define and address the “malicious trademark that is not intended...

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  • Brazil became the 105th member of The Madrid Protocol on October 2, 2019, expanding the Madrid System to cover 121 countries. Brazilian entities can now protect their trademarks within the system by filing a single application with a single set of...

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  • Brazil acceded to the Madrid Protocol on July 2, 2019. It will become the 105th member of the Madrid System, which will cover 121 countries when it enters into force on October 2, 2019. Brazilian entities will be able to protect their trademarks...

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  • The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) rule requiring that non-U.S. domiciled trademark applicants and registrants must be represented by an attorney who is licensed to practice law in the United States has taken effect as of August...

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    Long awaited amendments to China’s trademark laws came into force on April 23rd and should help the owners of trademarks in China defend their rights. While these amendments are certainly good news, they leave many unanswered questions. To learn...

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