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IMESSAGE – Cautionary tale of an allusive trademark

IMESSAGE – Cautionary tale of an allusive trademark

In 2011, Apple introduced iMessage, its own messaging service for iOS 5 users (enabling people to send text messages for free with an Internet connection). Since then, it has struggled with IP Offices all around the world to get the trademark registered for its prime activities.

The issue each time revolves around the distinctive character of the trademark – … Read the rest

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Cybersquatting: Beware of homograph attacks!

Cybersquatting: Beware of homograph attacks!

As trademarks owners and domain names specialists are well aware, scammers and cybercriminals can be very imaginative and continuously find ways to harm trademarks and consumers by maliciously registering and using phony domain names.

 

 

Cybersquatting and typosquatting

These practices, commonly known as cybersquatting or domain squatting, notably consist in registering domain names including trademarks. Cybercriminals then intend … Read the rest

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“Render onto Supreme the things that are Supreme’s”: notoriety of SUPREME benefits its owner

Article publié en anglais!

Cet article a d’abord été publié dans le journal WTR Daily de World Trademark Review en Janvier 2019. Pour plus d’informations, veuillez consulter le site www.worldtrademarkreview.com

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A journey among the degrees of protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks within the European Union (2/3) – Second stopover: from VERLADOS to GLEN BUCHENBACH

Welcome back aboard! This is the second stage of our journey to discover the different degrees of protection of the geographical indications (GIs) of spirit drinks within the European Union (EU).

Last month, our trip led us to discover the protection offered by article 16.a) of the Regulation (EC) No. 110/2008, which prevents the commercial use of the GI both … Read the rest

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Statistics concerning filing of international trademarks designating OAPI

Since its accession to the Madrid Protocol in 2015, the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) is available in the list of targetable territories in the context of an international application.

As a preliminary, it must be admitted logically, and without considering the figures, that the rallying of OAPI seems to be a boon for international depositors, because to designate OAPI … Read the rest