The Trademark Reporter
We offer readers a comprehensive article on technical functionality under European Union law, a helpful commentary on avoiding pitfalls with secondary meaning evidence at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, insight on the trademark and copyright implications of “upcycling” in the fashion space, and an exclusive reflection on the European Union Intellectual Property Office by its Executive Director.
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By Ilanah Simon Fhima, University College London, UK
A comprehensive and engaging analysis of technical functionality doctrine under European Union law.
By Sarah Butler, NERA Economic Consulting, USA
& Healey Whitsett, NERA Economic Consulting, USA
This in-depth examination of a recent decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office can help practitioners avoid potential pitfalls in secondary meaning evidence.
Anthony M. Keats, KeatsGatien LLP, USA
Fashion industry insights on “upcycling”—repurposing or embellishing an article of apparel or an accessory that already bears the trademarks or copyrighted designs of an IP rights holder.
By Christian Archambeau
The Executive Director of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) takes readers inside the EUIPO and highlights its recent accomplishments.