Category Archives: In the News

McDonald’s loses ‘Big Mac’ trademark in EU after legal battle with Irish rival

The “Big Mac” trademark is not exclusive to McDonald’s anymore, at least not in the EU. Read more here.

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China Pressured on Intellectual Property Theft

Experts have estimated that China’s intellectual property theft costs the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars, but the cost to China of stopping the violations remains unclear. Continue reading

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Intellectual property infringement

“Trademark infringement occurs when there is a violation of the exclusive rights of the trademark owner by using a trademark, which is identical, or confusingly similar, to the registered trademark in respect to the same or similar type of goods … Continue reading

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Juan Lozano is appointed new general director of IMPI

Juan Lozano Tovar has a degree in Law from the Universidad Iberoamericana, and has served as general director of Pemex Fertilizantes, general director of Economic and Social Benefits, and holder of the Liaison Unit of the Mexican Institute of Social … Continue reading

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Stan Lee: Writer, Creator, And Marketer Of Intellectual Property

“Stan Lee was many things, and among them, he was an outstandingly successful entrepreneur of intellectual property.” Read more here.

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Mexico: Consequences Of Omitting A Declaration Of Use

“On August 10, 2018, one of the most awaited Industrial Property Law amendments entered into force.” Read more here.

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South Korea indicts group for leaking Samsung display tech to Chinese firm

“South Korean prosecutors on Thursday said they have indicted nine people on suspicion of leaking Samsung Electronics Co Ltd flexible display technology to a Chinese company.” Read more here.

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Mexico’s tequila regulatory council objects to Elon Musk’s proposed Teslaquila

Musk plans to make Teslaquila, a tequila brand that contains his car company’s name. Continue reading here.

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Here’s why intellectual property should be top of the agenda for start-ups

“Anders Jensen of Lawrie IP says entrepreneurs should not put IP on the back burner even if they are tempted to do so while they get their businesses off the ground…” continue reading here.

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Procter & Gamble bids to trademark LOL, WTF and other acronyms

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