Keep up to date with the latest intellectual property news in our weekly news round-up…


China strengthens trademark and trade secret laws

China has amended two of its IP laws in a bid to enhance trademark and trade secret protection in the country.

UK IP minister: UK ‘wouldn’t be a world leader’ if IP wasn’t respected

The UK would not be the world leader it is today if it didn’t respect intellectual property, UK MP Chris Skidmore has said.

Startup Smartcar accuses bigger rival Otonomo of stealing intellectual property

Connected car startup Smartcar tells Digital Trends a much larger competitor named Otonmo is illegally cloning its intellectual property – and the company published a series of screenshots on its official blog to back up its assertion.

Nike files trademark application in the US for ‘cryptokicks’

Nike has filed a trademark application for the phrase ‘Cryptokicks’, a document filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office on April 19 shows.

And finally…

Iceland wins EU trademark battle against the supermarket chain Iceland.

Iceland, the Nordic country and tourism hotspot, has been successful in winning back the right to use its own name.

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