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An Overview of The Madrid Protocol

Posted by Tulip Mahaseth on Thursday, Jan 16, 2020

Red Points examines The Madrid Protocol,  a cost-effective single application system for obtaining trade mark protection in up to 122 countries.

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Star Athletica vs. Varsity Brands: Cheering on fashion copyright!

Posted by Tulip Mahaseth on Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019

Red Points examines Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc., 137 S. Ct. 1002 (2017), where the United States Supreme Court held cheerleading uniform designs to be copyrightable under 17 U.S. C. §102, and its implications for fashion copyright.

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First-to-use versus first-to-file trademark regimes

Posted by Tulip Mahaseth on Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019

Red Points examines and compares first-to-use and first-to-file trademark systems and the trademark strategies to be followed under both systems.  

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Where are the IP offices around the world?

Posted by Brogan Woodburn on Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019

The following list includes a number of intellectual property offices around the world. Each item has information on the intellectual property office address, email, and phone number. For an exhaustive list of patent and trademark offices, check out the World Intellectual Property Organization’s directory

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An Overview of Patent Infringement and Defenses Against it

Posted by Tulip Mahaseth on Saturday, Apr 6, 2019

Red Points examines what are the requirements of patentability, what patent holders need to show to successfully sue for patent infringement under 35 U.S. Code § 271, and defenses available to the accused in a patent infringement lawsuit.

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The Secret to Success: How to Keep Trade Secrets Safe

Posted by Tulip Mahaseth on Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019

Red Points examines what qualifies as trade secrets subject matter in the United States, the elements of trade secrets theft under 18 U.S. Code § 1832 and trade secrets misappropriation claim, and affirmative defenses available against said legal actions.

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Nominative Fair Use and Other Defenses to Trademark Infringement

Posted by Tulip Mahaseth on Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019

Red Points' examination of the various legal defenses to lawsuits based on trademark infringement.

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Genericide Hotline: How to Avoid Genericide and Loss of Trademark Rights

Posted by Tulip Mahaseth on Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019

Genericide is a nightmare for brands - losing the trademark for a key product because it's become too successful. Red Points takes a look.

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American trademark made simple

Posted by Ryan Williams on Friday, Feb 1, 2019

Red Points’ comprehensive guide for helping brands worldwide to register their trademarks in the United States.

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A Bitter Pill to Swallow: Fake Pharmaceuticals in India

Posted by Tulip Mahaseth on Thursday, Dec 13, 2018

The Indian pharmaceutical market is inundated with counterfeits, which replace important active ingredients with dangerous, toxic replacement chemicals, and have been spreading to the rest of the world.

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