Security firm moves to enforce ‘RoboCopp’ mark

Personal alarm maker fights Hollywood studio over assertion that RoboCopp brand ‘falsely and misleadingly’ affiliates with movie franchise

Trademark, US & Canada

De Beers wins cybersquatter case at WIPO

Jeweller hails ‘first-of-its-kind’ case against bad faith owner of who is ordered to transfer name back

Trademark, US & Canada

Abercrombie & Fitch prevail in EU trademark spat

Brand succeeds in opposition appeal; court rules mark containing the word ‘Cali’ creates confusion

Trademark, Europe

British Gas fends off £30m infringement case

Claimants’ patent revoked due to ‘obviousness’; expert evidence lacked ‘appropriate perspective’

Patent, UK

Class action launched against under fire 1-800 Contacts

Following hot off the heels of the FTC’s motion, law firm files class action regarding antitrust claims

Patent, US & Canada

Impact of new EU rules on US brand owners

James M McCarthy and Eric R Moran examine the implications of the EU’s new trademark rules for US brand owners

Trademark, UK, US & Canada

USPTO’s powers emerge intact from Supreme Court row

The Cuozzo decision verifies USPTO’s stance on post-grant patent trials, say Brian Mudge and Ksenia Takhistova

Patent, US & Canada

This ain’t your daddy’s lawyer

Representing some of the best-known start-ups in the world, Pranger Law is a textbook example of knowing your client. Tom Phillips spoke to its founder Holly Pranger about why not looking like a law firm is key to her success

Trademark, US & Canada

Royal ascent

Kate O’Rourke has become ITMA president at a critical time for the UK’s trademark profession. She talks to IPM’s Maura O’Malley about the impact of Brexit, women in IP and receiving an MBE

Trademark, UK

How to win big

Athletes are capitalising on their brand identities before, during, and after successful professional careers, explain Danny Awdeh and Patrick Rodgers

Trademark, Licensing, US & Canada

3D printing: advancing at an exponential rate

Rob Lucas explores some of the IP issues raised by the emergence of the technology and explains why a proactive approach to IP rights management is essential in this fast-paced technology sector

Patent, Design

The definition of ‘profits’

Should rightsholders whose IP has been infringed opt for damages or profits? With a close look at the UK case law, Emma Muncey weighs the merits

Patent, Strategy, UK

Global challenge of launching and protecting trademarks

With the volume of trademark applications rapidly rising at the same time as ever-quicker decisions are expected, advisers have their work cut out, says Rob Davey


IP trends 2016

The latest patent & IP trends reveal divergence in strategies between US and European applicants, says Larsa Davidson

Patent, UK, US & Canada

Surge in app trademarks

Trademark registrations for telecoms brands have risen by a third over the last five years. Jeremy Drew and Ben Mark from RPC examine some of the possible reasons for the rise and the resulting court cases

Trademark, UK

Patent damage pitfalls await the unprepared

Failing to consider and analyse damages early on in patent infringement actions is a big risk, say David J Ball and Chad Ennis

Patent, US & Canada

What has changed after Halo

Case overturns earlier Seagate opinion on wilful infringement. Mike Turner examines the implications

Patent, US & Canada