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What’s my name?

Bratin Roy of Bristows discusses the implications for own-name defence in a recent appeal of a case between two hotel and restaurant groups

Slogan registration steps up a gear

Bill Ladas and Nina O’Sullivan of SJ Berwin LLP debate the viability of registering slogans in the light of a recent Court of Justice decision regarding Audi

A certain mark of authority

Susan J Keri and Megan Langley Grainger of Bereskin & Parr LLP review the rules for certification marks that distinguish practice in Canada

Transfer in Russia

Vironika Pilyugina of Lovells CIS reviews the transfer of trademark rights in the Russian Federation

Searching to avoid disaster

Cathy Baraloto of Faegre & Benson champions the cause of clearance searches prior to launching new products, services or businesses

Waiting for the CoJ

Siân Croxon and Caitlin Whale of DLA Piper review the current state of the battle against counterfeit online sales and the measures available to rights owners

Lost in translation

Brett Heavner of Finnegan highlights the language pitfalls that IP owners should avoid when licensing marks to affiliates in other countries

Toy car claim goes into reverse

Dr Jens Matthes and Christian W Liedtke of Linklaters LLP review the result for trademark owners of a recent case involving car-maker Opel

When consumers get confused

Perry Viscounty, Jennifer Barry, and Deborah Gubernick of Latham & Watkins, LLP unpick the thorny issue of hearsay in consumer confusion infringement