Food and beverage

Cuba issues first consumer protection rules, IHOB “a flop”, and cost of a country rebrand: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at Alibaba and Kantar teaming up to redefine brand building in China, Ukraine's institution of IP inspectors, the musician ordered to pay $2 million for trademark infringement, and more.

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Second Circuit gives tidy answer on attorneys' fees in SLOPPY TUNA trademark row

In a dispute over use of SLOPPY TUNA for a restaurant, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has addressed for the first time whether attorneys’ fees should be included in an award of costs.

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CJEU decision on KENZO ESTATE leaves winery with sour grapes

The Court of Justice of the European Union has handed down its decision in the opposition proceedings between fashion house Kenzo and Mr Kenzo Tsujimoto, owner of US-based winery Kenzo Estate.

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Beijing High Court: KEEMUN certification mark invalid due to owner's lack of good faith

In an action for the invalidation of the KEEMUN certification mark, the Beijing High Court has overturned a first instance judgment in favour of the Keemun Black Tea Association, the owner of the mark.

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Protecting Scotch whisky in a changing world

The Scotch Whisky Association’s director of legal affairs pulls back the curtain to reveal how the industry’s heritage is protected.

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The world’s leading corporate trademark professionals revealed

Released today, Apple, Mars and Procter & Gamble head up the 2018 edition of the WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals. Now in its second edition, this community-led research project identifies the leading lights of the corporate...

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Supreme most searched counterfeit brand, IACC training programme and massive confectionery brand portfolio sold: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at Under Armour launching a trademark suit against a competitor, how online searches for fake fashion is soaring, details of the IACC’s latest training program, and...

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Jack Daniel’s sues rival, Amazon “awash” with fakes, and Lionel Messi lifts trademark dispute trophy: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at a call for an annual Trademarks Day, the Chilean and Jordan IP offices joining TMview, Jack Daniel’s suing a whiskey rival, China pledging to step up IP protection efforts...

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“Keep it simple and natural” – research finds consumers are eager to buy sustainable packaging

​​​​​​​New study finds that a significant proportion of consumers would pay extra for sustainable packaging and would even change brands to do so. However, one challenge could be the sheer number of certification trademarks that...

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Recent and developing trends in false advertising disputes

A group of senior trademark and brand professionals convened in New York in January to discuss recent and developing trends in false advertising law. This special report details some of the key points and presents essential takeaways.

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India: Food and beverage products in the branding crosshairs

As the Indian food and beverage market becomes increasingly alluring to to brand owners, the courts are witnessing an eruption in trade dress protection and advertising disputes.

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Mexico: Make your product pop – but make sure it is well protected

Products need innovative strategies to stand out on shop shelves, especially in the food and beverage sector. While such marketing can increase sales, it also risks compromising trademark protection.

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Russia: Shifting tides of protection in the food and beverage sector

Although trade dress is an essential tool for brand owners trying to boost consumer recognition in the food and beverage sector, enforcing trademark protection can be a thorny issue.

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Growth of food and drink brands remains flat, but Chinese register sees explosion in filings: exclusive data analysis

In our latest industry data report, we inspect the food and beverage sector, finding that brand growth has been limited in this dynamic and challenging market. We also take a close look at overarching application...

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