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Choosing a Name - A Common Mistake of Small Businesses and Startups

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As you probably know, choosing a business name can be difficult.   681 more words

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Gambia joins the Madrid protocol

WIPO reports about the accession of Gambia to the Madrid protocol concerning international registration of trademarks. The Protocol will enter into force for the country on 18.12.2015 when applicants for international marks will be able to designate Gambia in their applications.

More information here.


Brief IP news

1. Lindt won a lawsuit for the golden chocolate bear against Haribo. More information here.

2. Why are Chinese brands seen unknown in the US and what can they do about it? 32 more words


Nestle Failed to Convince the European Court of Justice that the Shape of Kit Kat Chocolate Bar should be Protected by Law

Authors: Erikas Saukalas, Associated Partner, Attorney-at-Law, Court Mediator, Head of the International Relations Division at METIDA, Ignas Motiejunas, Junior Lawyer at METIDA

Despite several years of attempt, Nestle failed to convince the European Court of Justice (CJEU) that the shape of Kit Kat chocolate bar should be registered as a trademark. 275 more words


Trademark Presentation

I’ve been meaning to post the slides from my Trademark Law – 2015 Update CLE that I presented at the Orange County Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Committee meeting back in May. 565 more words


Bad break for Kit Kat

At Simplify the Law, we hate to say We told you so.

(No, of course we don’t. Who does? Ahem.)

But … We told you so… 598 more words

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Pilot program of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) allows amendments to the identifications of goods and services in trade mark registrations due to technology evolution

On 1 September 2015, the USPTO launched a pilot program allowing, in some circumstances, the amendments to identifications of goods/services in trade mark registrations that would otherwise be beyond the scope of the current identification. 870 more words

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