INSIDE IP: SHAPE TRADE MARKS FOR LONDON BLACK CABS LACK DISTINCTIVE CHARACTER

  INSIDE IP: SHAPE TRADE MARKS FOR LONDON BLACK CABS LACK DISTINCTIVE CHARACTER Following its decision earlier this year that the shape of one of the UK’s best-selling chocolate bars, KitKat, did not have the necessary acquired distinctiveness to qualify for protection as a trade mark, the Court of Appeal has reached the same conclusion […]

Altug GuzeldereManaging Partner, Guzeldere & Balkan Law Firm

SNEED PLLC Founding Attorney Jason M. Sneed Recognized as North Carolina “Lawyer of the Year” in Trademark Law

DAVIDSON – Just five years after opening his own firm in Davidson, NC, Jason Sneed, founder and managing attorney of SNEED PLLC has been named as North Carolina’s Lawyer of the Year in Trademark Law by North Carolina’s Best Lawyers magazine. Mr. Sneed said he is honored to receive recognition for his work protecting trademarks […]

Altug GuzeldereManaging Partner, Guzeldere & Balkan Law Firm

China Cracking down on Malicious Trademark Registrations

What do a deck of playing cards and a lighter have in common? ‘Nothing’, one could argue. On December 30th 2015, the Beijing No.1 Intermediate People’s Court argued otherwise and endorsed a creative argument in a case involving the world’s biggest playing card manufacturing company and a malicious trademark applicant. The United States Playing Card […]

Peter C. PangPrincipal Attorney and Managing Partner, IPO Pang Xingpu

Virtual Currencies in the European Single Market

What are virtual currencies? European Banking Authority (EBA) regards virtual currencies as being a digital representation of value that is neither issued by a central bank or a public authority nor necessarily attached to a regular currency, but is accepted by natural or legal persons as a means of payment, and can be transferred, stored […]

Katherine EvansSenior Partner, Mirkwood Evans Vincent

SIMONT BRAUN – DIGITAL FINANCE NEWS: Mobile Wallets and Contactless Payments (A look at NFC Technology)

Simont Braun’s Digital Finance Team has published a newsletter on Mobile Wallets and Contactless Payments, their characteristics, the NFC techology behind it and the important security questions in this respect.  Please find the the full article on: http://www.simontbraun.eu/images/pdf/News/Digital_Finance_News_-_Mobile_Wallets_and_Mobile_Contacless_Payments__A_Look_at_NFC-Technology.pdf Digital Finance News on Mobile Wallets, Contactless Payments and the NFC Technology

Jaime Aponte-Parsi Law Offices, PSC joins IR as the exclusive Tax (Law), IP and Commercial Litigation Member in Puerto Rico.

International Referral, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Jaime Aponte-Parsi of Jaime Aponte-Parsi Law Offices, PSC. Jaime has joined IR as our exclusive Tax (Law), IP and Commercial Litigation member in Puerto Rico. Mr. Aponte-Parsi has been practicing law for more than 30 years. In 2001, he started practicing through […]

New law on professional fees in the City of Buenos Aires

On November 27, 2014 Law No. 5,134, which regulates lawyers’ and solicitors’ fees who work in the City of Buenos Aires (hereafter the “Law”), was published in the Official Gazette. The Law, which was promoted by Jorge Rizzo and Daniel Lipovetsky from the City of Buenos Aires’s Bar Association (“CBABA”), was approved in a special […]

Javier CanosaPartner, Canosa Abogados

Fighting Counterfeits in China – Light at the End of the Tunnel?

While many foreign companies believe that China represents an exceptional business opportunity, concerns over patent, trademark, and copyright protection have long been viewed as a barrier to moving forward. While knock-off and copy-cat products originate in many countries, China was for years — and still is — considered the most flagrant offender. In a private conversation with the Technical Services […]

Peter C. PangPrincipal Attorney and Managing Partner, IPO Pang Xingpu

China’s New Trademark Law: Greater Protection, Higher Penalties and More Efficient Registration

The new Trademark Law was passed on August 30, 2013, to take effect on May 1, 2014, after nearly 10 years of revisions and several rounds of public comment. China’s Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress made a hearty attempt to outline ways to streamline trademark registration processing, afford greater protection for trademark owners […]

Peter C. PangPrincipal Attorney and Managing Partner, IPO Pang Xingpu

Attorney Peter Pang Named to Several Committees of the ABA International Law Section for 2014-2015

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 11, 2014 – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Peter Pang has been named to the China Committee, Asia Pacific Committee and the International Anti-Corruption Committee of the American Bar Association’s International Law Section for 2014-2015.   The China and Asia/Pacific committees support ABA members with interests in China-related […]

Peter C. PangPrincipal Attorney and Managing Partner, IPO Pang Xingpu

Attorney Peter Pang Authored Chapter in “Doing Business in China” Book

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 2, 2014 – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Peter C. Pang has authored the chapter “Forms of Investment and Business in China” in the book titled Doing Business in China by Juris Publishing, LLC.   Mr. Pang’s chapter “Forms of Investment and Business in China” will advise foreign […]

Peter C. PangPrincipal Attorney and Managing Partner, IPO Pang Xingpu

Acquisition opportunity

A client of ours has been mandated to help in the sale of a number of holiday resorts in Slovenia’s highly prestigious Portoroz region.  These holiday resorts are owned by one specific group and the sale of the hotels has been demanded by the banks following the signing of Master Restructuring Agreement between them, according […]

Martinos TypographosSenior Partner, I. M. Typographos & Co LLC