After registered protection is obtained, how can an IP right holder further develop and strengthen a brand? One way is by developing a family of marks.
The EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and Taxation and Customs Union (DG TAXUD) have published their annual report on seizures of counterfeit goods in the European Union. Here, we summarise some of its key findings.
With sponsorship of major events, such as this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games, costly and highly competitive, many companies seek other ways to grab the public’s attention. But ‘ambush marketing’ can pose risks as well as opportunities, as Maxime Schoots discovers.