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China: Michael Jordan finally slam dunks his naming rights claim at the Supreme People’s Court

This is a very important decision because it sets a strong judicial precedent for foreign companies seeking to protect their intellectual property rights in China. On 8 December 2016, overturning the lower court decisions against Michael Jordan in a lengthy trademark dispute in China, the Chinese Supreme People’s Court rules that Jordan owns the legal …

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By David Kramer and James Stewart  In a ruling that has quickly spread throughout social media, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) issued an order cancelling six trademark registrations which contain the word REDSKIN (the “Redskins Registrations”), owned by the Washington, D.C. professional football team, the Redskins (the “Team”).  In a divided ruling, the Board stated …

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Ambush Marketing: Australia Advances Fair

By Dylan Kennett and Kirk Simmons On 15 May 2014, the Major Sporting Events (Indicia and Images) Protection Bill 2014 (the ‘Bill‘) passed both houses of Parliament in Australia.  The Bill aims to prevent the unauthorised commercial use of certain marks and images associated with the Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup 2015, the International Cricket …

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