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Intellectual Property

07 October 2019
Christopher Benson Claridge's, candles and cautionary tales

United Kingdom - Taylor Wessing

The name Claridge's brings to mind one of the most luxurious hotels in London rather than court rooms and trademark law. Trading since 1856, the hotel is unlikely to have foreseen its recent dispute with a company which has sold candles and reed diffusers under the name Claridge since 2018. The case serves as a stark reminder that trademark searches must be completed prior to launching a new brand or product name.

Author: Christopher Benson
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Recent updates

Ursula Baravalle Patentability of living things – a South African approach

South Africa - KISCH IP

Authors: Ursula Baravalle, Thomas Schmidt
David C L Chen TIPO introduces new measure to manage design patent application priority claims

Taiwan - Lee and Li Attorneys at Law

Author: David C L Chen
Daniel R Zuccherino Trademark rights and comparative advertising

Argentina - Obligado & Cia

Author: Daniel R Zuccherino
Alexander Vida Metropolitan Tribunal rules lack of similarity after opponent fails to prove reputation

Hungary - Danubia Patent and Law Office LLC

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Canada - Smart & Biggar

Authors: Abigail Smith, Daphne Lainson
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Mexico - Becerril Coca & Becerril SC

Author: Héctor Elias Chagoya
Seema S Mansoor Intellectual Property Tribunal vacates interim injunction in trademark case

Pakistan - Vellani & Vellani

Author: Seema S Mansoor
Ameet Datta District court grants significant damages in IP case, paving the way for future decisions

India - Saikrishna & Associates

Authors: Ameet Datta, Narayani Prakash

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20 November 2019 – The Charles Hotel, Munich

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4 December 2019 – São Paulo, Brazil

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14 October 2019 – London, etc.venues Monument

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