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ABA-IPL International Trademark Laws Committee Seminar Series

Recent Developments in Trademark Law in China

International Trademark Laws Committee hosted their first series of short online seminars on recent developments in trademark law in jurisdictions around the world. On November 9th, 2022 Mr. Michele Ferrante of FERRANTE Intellectual Property presented on recent developments in trademark law in China.

Recent Developments in Trademark Law in European Union (EU)

International Trademark Laws Committee hosted their second series of short online seminars on recent developments in trademark law in jurisdictions around the world. On December 14, 2022 Valentina Nieß (of NOERR, Munich) presented recent developments in seeking an interlocutory injunction in a trademark case in the European Union.

Recent Developments in Trademark Law in India.

International Trademark Laws Committee hosted their third series of short online seminars on recent developments in trademark law in jurisdictions around the world. On January 11, 2023 Mr. M.S. Bharath (KRIA Law, India) presented recent developments in trademark law in India.

Recent Developments in Trademark Law in Brazil

International Trademark Laws Committee hosted their online seminars on recent developments in trademark law in jurisdictions around the world. On March 8, 2023 Mr. Yuri Fancher Machado Castro (Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello) presented recent developments in trademark law in Brazil.

Recent Developments in Trademark Law in Argentina

International Trademark Laws Committee hosted their online seminars on recent developments in trademark law in jurisdictions around the world. On July 12, 2023 Matias Noetinger of Noetinger & Armando presented recent developments in trademark law in Argentina.

Recent Developments in Trademark Law in Quebec

International Trademark Laws Committee hosted their online seminars on recent developments in trademark law in jurisdictions around the world. On November 8, 2023, François discussed the history and implications of Quebec's French language charter, highlighting its provisions for ensuring the rights of the people in terms of commerce. He also addressed the impacts of Bill 96 on trademark exceptions and packaging labeling, the new trademark exception in Canada, and the requirement for public signage to be in French. He emphasized the challenges businesses face in complying with the new regulations and the importance of registering non-French trademarks used in Quebec.

Recent Developments in Trademark Law in Africa

Susan Anthony, a US Patent Trademark Office attorney advisor, presented on trademark law in Africa during the ABA International Trademark Laws Committee meeting. She highlighted the territorial nature of trademarks, the complexities of international trademark strategy, and the differences in application searches, processes, fees, and examinations among various trademark offices. She also discussed defensive registration, the increasing adoption of the Madrid Protocol by African countries, the importance of post-registration filings and license recordals, and the topic of geographical indications. She emphasized the need for collaboration and cooperation in her work. Produced by the United States Patent and Trademark Office; no copyright is claimed by the United States in this presentation or associated materials.

Well-Known and Famous Trademarks in Latin America

Matias Noetinger of Noetinger & Armando in Buenos Aires, Argentina discussed the process and requirements for obtaining “well-known” and “famous” trademark declarations in Trademarks Offices in Latin America. He also addressed country-specific differences in practice, and answered questions including ones about the duration of the protection obtained, and the impact of dilution.

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