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How to protect your brand on social networks when you license?

20.04.2018


A fundamental principle of trademark law is that the owner of the trademark must control its use. But what happens when you license to a third party?

 

Advertising, a special chapter of the licensing contract

Quality control can become more difficult when the licensor allows others to produce goods or provide services using their own brand. A serious problem is that if the brand’s dealer uses it in advertising in an unauthorized manner, this can damage the reputation of the brand. If the licensor does not control the advertisement, he may find that an unqualified or unsatisfied dealer has published content that is not compatible with the image that the owner of the mark wishes to convey or, worse, that the owner distorts the nature of the mark. In addition, a licensee may publish content that inadvertently infringes the trademark or other publicity rights of others, exposing the trademark owner to litigation and possible damages.

To avoid this type of problem, most license agreements require the brand owner to pre-approve all ads bearing the brand name. The licensee must submit to the licensor all publications where he wants to promote the trademark, the licensor then has a certain period of time to approve them, usually between 10 and 15 days. This system works well for print, radio and television advertising.

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15.01.2020

Why is the field of intellectual property in close connection with technology?

In today’s modern society the importance of technology is becoming crucial. People are carrying out more and more of their daily activities on electronic devices. We all know that as these technologies evolve, the devices are increasingly present in many areas of our lives. Example of these changes can be observed in products such as ( learn more )

14.01.2020

Another success registered for sports lovers

We have assisted our client in overcoming a refusal issued by EUIPO against our client’s trademark representing the name of a famous sport competition which will be hosted next year in Switzerland. The examiner claimed as a main ground of refusal the lack of trademark distinctiveness. However, we have succeeding in obtaining the registration of ( learn more )

10.01.2020

Pirated online content against the new Swiss copyright law

As of recently, Switzerland is trying to sort all of their copyrighting problems out by bringing intellectual property protection into the digital era. This initiative aims to promote the elimination of the country from a list of copyright protection watchlist in the United States. This new adopted law is focused on hosting providers with the ( learn more )