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Trademark Roundup: 11 January 2018

Looks like we are now back in the swing of things. Here’s a few articles from the past week that may be of interest to those of you following developments in trademark. Title: The Importance of Trademarks When Choosing A Domain Name Author: Silicon Republic Date:  11 January 2018 URL: Extract:  If you’re building an … Read more

Blockchain & The Law Roundup: 6 December 2017

Our midweek update of all the latest in law and blockchain.   Title: Bitfinex Hires Law Firm to Challenge Critics Author: Coindesk Date: 4 December 2017 URL: Extract:  Bitfinex has hired the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson and is threatening legal action against a pseudonymous blogger who it says have made false claims about the … Read more

Blockchain & The Law Roundup: Monday 4 December 2017

Today’s stories are a great illustration of the development of legal business and issues within the blockchain sector. Stories about the development of legislation concepts from both sides of the pond, a Korean law firm holding a blockchain seminar and an article in the Stanford Law Review are amongst the offerings at the beginning of … Read more

Blockchain & The Law Roundup: 21 November 2017

A busy start to the week, this week, in the world of law & blockchain. The Russians (officially) don’t like Bitcoin: “Bitcoins are a foreign application of Blockchain technology, and Russian law will never consider them as a legal entity under the jurisdiction of the Russian Federation”. Meanwhile over at Ethereum they are learning to … Read more

Trademark Law Update 14 September 2017

Another week another round of trademark stories for you. News includes, Myanmar updating their trademark legislation. Oman ratifies IP laws. Somebody has decided to trademark “Brexit” and Asian American rock band ( from Portland, of course!) the Slants celebrate their Supreme Court win.   Title:  Myanmar Update: Prepare Now for the New Trademark Law Author:  Spruson … Read more

Trademark Law Roundup: Update 8 September 2017

A number of interesting developments and articles have come in at the end of the week so we thought it would be worth registering the most relevant for you.   Title: Bacardi Sues Feds for Records About Disputed ‘Havana Club’ Trademark Author: National Law Journal Date: 7 September 2017 URL: mcode=1202615432818&curindex=1&slreturn=20170808174305 Extract:  Bacardi has taken new legal action in … Read more