Following in the footsteps of a slew of celebrities, organizations, and corporations, David Beckham is the latest name to take his brand to the metaverse, after he officially applied for several metaverse and non-fungible token (NFT)-related trademarks.Indeed, the legendary footballer submitted three trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on April 19.
The UAE has announced the most significant legislative change in years, including the enactment of Federal Trademarks Law No. 36 of 2021 (“New UAE Trademark Law”), which came into effect on January 2, 2022. The New Law will completely replace Federal Law No. 37 of 1992, modified (the “Old Law”). It is the most noticeable change to Trademark Law in UAE since the Old Law was enacted. While the latest issued Trademark Law in UAE is mainly based on the GCC Unified Trademarks Law, it includes several new features and processes.
The UAE Ministry of Economy has registered the Investopia Summit as the first trademark after joining the Madrid Protocol for International Trademark Registration as the country seeks to consolidate its position as an intellectual property hub in the region. Registration with the World Intellectual Property Organisation will protect the summit’s trademark in more than 125 countries