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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. The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) rolled out the amendments at its bi-monthly meeting from April 20 to April 23.

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.

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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. The European Union Intellectual Property Office has ruled that UK-based supermarket chain Iceland Food Ltd could not register a trademark for the sole use of the word “Iceland” within the European Union.

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