Over the last ten or twenty years, we have seen a significant and sustained crackdown on the way that tobacco companies are able to package and market their products. Since Canada became the first [...]
It wasn’t too long ago that hashtags didn’t even exist, but since the birth of Twitter they’ve grown to become so much more than a tool to identify messages on a particular topic. They’ve [...]
There are over 55.3 million active trademarks, according to SAEGIS® on SERION®. Meanwhile, there were nearly 6 million trademark applications in 2015 alone.
Owned by Hasbro since 1991, Play-Doh is perhaps one of the most ubiquitous children’s toy products, and there have been more variations on the products than we could ever attempt to list. But for [...]
On the whole, trademark law is incredibly comprehensive, but there’s one important rule that’s still unwritten — how to distinguish between ‘merely descriptive’ and ‘suggestive’ trademarks.The difference between these two types of trademark can be [...]
There’s no denying Uber’s role in redefining how we use public transportation. The American vehicle sharing company has made it easier, cheaper and quicker to get from A to B, with no need for [...]
Just this month, the news came through that China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) had ruled the names of public figures would not be allowed on trademarks. According to the court, “public figures in fields [...]