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China National IP Administration lauches New English Language Website
Dec 5, 2022
The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) has launched a new English language website, accessible here. The website was launched on 30 October, with the ai...
Putin Trade Mark Laws to the Test
Nov 9, 2022
Amidst the western sanctions placed on Russia following the invasion of Ukraine, the head of the state, Vladimir Putin has authorised parallel imports for various popular alcoholic...
Online Copyright Registration now available in China
Nov 7, 2022
The China Copyright Protection Centre has recently implemented a process to facilitate the online registration of copyright works, meaning that applicants no longer need to submit ...
UKIPO Publishes Updated Equality and Diversity Information
Oct 17, 2022
Earlier this month the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) released updated information about its equality objectives and how it aims to meet them. The rolling page on the U...
Hefty Costs Award in Wagatha Christie
Oct 6, 2022
Following judgment of the Wagatha Christie saga, whereby Justice Steyn of the High Court ruled in favour of Coleen Rooney earlier this year, a costs order has now been made. Ba...
China IP Office announces review of data protection laws
Oct 3, 2022
The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) announced a new group of experts on data protection to review the existing framework for data protection in China. ...
To Protect or to Profit?
Sep 7, 2022
American pharmaceutical and biotechnology company Moderna, Inc, (“Moderna”) has issued proceedings against rival Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech (“the Partnership”) for pate...
Chinese National Intellectual Property Administration to monitor platform take down services
Sep 5, 2022
The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) has announced plans to supervise and oversee trade mark take down procedures on e-commerce platforms. CNIPA has e...
UKIPO Publishes Data Regarding Examination Wait Times
Aug 22, 2022
The UKIPO has published a summary of data revealing intellectual property application examination wait times, including trade mark and patent applications, amongst its other servic...
Barbie doesn't want to be the next Gary Lineker
Aug 18, 2022
Rap Snack is facing a trade mark infringement claim over its Nicki Minaj-themed Barbie-Que crisps. Toy manufacturers, Mattel Inc. (“Mattel”), creators of the Barbie fashion doll...
China introduces exhibition IP protection guidelines
Aug 15, 2022
The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) recently published guidelines to improve IP protection at exhibitions and trade fairs. The guidelines are accessible...
Niall Head-Rapson Features on BBC Guernsey
Aug 4, 2022
Director of McDaniels Law, Niall Head-Rapson featured on BBC Radio Guernsey on the 3rd August 2022 in relation to an intellectual property infringement. Niall has over 23 years’ ex...
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