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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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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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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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Red is Solely Louboutin: Protecting Color Marks in the EU and USA

Posted by Tulip Mahaseth on Friday, Nov 9, 2018

Trademark covers not only brand names and logos, but extends even to colors. Red Points takes a look at a landmark case of color mark.

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A simple guide to intellectual property in China

Posted by Ryan Williams on Thursday, Aug 30, 2018

China’s appetite for consumer goods and western brands is growing. Alibaba, China’s largest online retail group, has been on a mission to entice big brands to their sites in recent years.

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[Webinar] Digital-Policing Strategies for IP

Posted by Marc Gassó on Friday, Jan 5, 2018

As counterfeiters techniques grow ever more sophisticated, so must IP policing strategies. Red Points, Whirlpool and IP Watchdog will explain why and how to protect IP online.

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Will Renegotiating NAFTA Modernise International IP?

Posted by Vandana Taxali on Friday, Nov 17, 2017

Are the new proposed NAFTA intellectual property provisions progressive?  International intellectual property obligations need to progress with changes in technology, while at the same time not creating an economic burden.

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How will the NAFTA negotiations affect intellectual property protection?

Posted by Vandana Taxali on Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017

 The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations may bring stronger Intellectual Property Protection.

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