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Mexico – Trademark law reform enters into force

On August 10, the Mexican Trademark Law Reform came into force. As reported in our previous posts, the Trademark Reform brings a range of largely positive changes for brand owners, including: protection of “non-traditional marks”, namely holographic signs, sound and smell marks mandatory acceptance of consent letters and coexistence agreements refusals on descriptiveness/lack of distinctiveness may

US: Our trademark lawyers speaking at 2017 McCarthy Symposium

We are delighted to be sponsoring and speaking at the seventh annual McCarthy Institute Trademark Symposium, taking place on February 17, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. The one-day event, titled “Trademark Law and Its Challenges,” brings together corporate brand representatives, trademark attorneys and public policymakers to address new issues in trademark law. Two of our trademark

Poland: official fees for trademark prosecution change

On 14 October 2016 new official fees for trademark prosecution in Poland entered into force. New law simplifies the rules of calculating the fees and lowers some of them. The most relevant of the changes are: Payment for the trademark filing is now calculated separately for each class of protection (previously it was calculated for

Vietnam: New jurisdiction on LimeGreen IP Knowhow

We’ve added Vietnam to the jurisdictions on Hogan Lovells’ LimeGreen IP. You can find three new topics focused on guiding you through the following areas of IP law in Vietnam: Copyrights Protection In accordance with Vietnamese IP Law, the author and copyright holders are defined as (i) Vietnamese organizations and individuals; (ii) foreign organizations and individuals whose works to be protected were

Poland: Trademark registration procedure changes

An important change of the Polish Industrial Property Law came into force on 15 April.  The most relevant of the changes is a new regime for trademark registrations and oppositions.  Until today, the trademark registration procedure involved an ex officio examination of both absolute and relative refusal grounds.  The opposition period started after the decision on the

China proposes a revamp to its Anti-Unfair Competition Law

IP: streamlined and modernized On 25 February 2016, the Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council issued a new draft of the amended Anti-Unfair Competition Law (“Draft“) for public comment. The Draft entails an important overhaul of the current law, which was first enacted in 1993. It aims to bring the Anti-Unfair Competition Law (“AUCL“)