Trademark law

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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adidas v Skechers: was a preliminary injunction proper?

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has affirmed in part and reversed in part a preliminary injunction prohibiting Skechers from selling shoes that allegedly infringed and diluted adidas’ trade dress and trademark.

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Setback for Louboutin as Delhi High Court rules that single colour cannot be a trademark

In a blow to Louboutin’s efforts to enforce its ‘red sole’ mark worldwide, the Delhi High Court has held that a single colour does not qualify as a ‘mark’ under the Trademarks Act.

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UK Supreme Court Cartier judgment: who pays for website blocking orders?

In a blow for rights holders, in Cartier International AG v British Telecommunications Plc the UK Supreme Court has decided that internet service providers should not bear the implementation costs for website blocking orders.

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BACKYARD GRILL summary judgment gets burnt by Fourth Circuit

In Variety Stores Inc v Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has reversed summary judgment in a trademark infringement dispute over the use of the term 'Backyard' on grills.

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Toys-R-Us brand auction, EUIPO targets scammers and China’s crackdown on World Cup fakes: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at Harry Potters fans upset at cease-and-desist letters related to fan festivals, Benelux trademark reform comes into force, China cracking down on World Cup fakes, and much more.

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ICANN steps up GDPR clarity bid, Squire Patton Boggs resolves China dispute, and insights from ECTA 2018: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at various insights from ECTA’s 37th annual conference, how domain registrations for sports betting are on the rise, the Financial Times prevails in trademark dispute, and...

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As World Cup gets underway, brands jostle for limelight and authorities prepare for ambush

The 2018 FIFA World Cup gets underway in Russia today, and major brands have already kicked off efforts to benefit from the buzz. Meanwhile, the authorities have commenced policing for infringement, with cases already filed centred...

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Christian Louboutin declares red soles victory as European court hands down long-awaited decision

The CJEU has issued its decision in Christian Louboutin v Van Haren Schoenen BV, with a ruling that strengthens the protection of the fashion house’s red soles mark.

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Know your rights: grounds for ownership and opposition under a Mexican trademark licence

Mexican law follows international standards with regard to trademark licensing, and licensors can benefit from a licensee’s use of their mark even where the agreement has not been recorded.

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Protection of GUIs under the Designs Act

Graphical user interfaces (GUIs) are interfaces that allow users to interact and exchange information with electronic devices. Since GUIs are increasingly key to success in the market for software products, their protection has become more important than ever.

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Procedures and strategies for pharmaceutical brands: Chile

Two frameworks are applicable to pharmaceutical marks in Chile. The Industrial Property Law and its regulation set out the rules for the registration and use of trademarks; the Sanitary Code and Decree 3/2010 regulate the pharmaceutical product marketing authorisation...

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Procedures and strategies for pharmaceutical brands: Canada

Sweeping amendments to the Trademarks Act are expected to be implemented in 2019. The amendments will fundamentally affect the way in which all trademark owners will need to approach their selection, clearance and registration strategies, and the pharmaceutical...

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Argentina’s emergency trademark law amendments and reassuring filing figures; exclusive data analysis

World Trademark Review examines the IP profile of Argentina, exploring the potential impact of the new emergency decree on trademark law, while providing a thorough breakdown on filings at the Argentine register.

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More information about Gleissner trademark activity emerges as business owner voices frustration

Business owners have spoken to World Trademark Review about their anger and confusion over the mysterious trademark activity of entrepreneur Michael Gleissner.

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Big changes in the pharmaceutical sector as leading brands flourish: exclusive data analysis

In this week’s data report, we turn the spotlight on the sprawling pharmaceutical sector. We look at how the sector is being affected by political pressures, and identify the developments that are driving change.

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Germany’s hearty trademark scene and stunning courtroom win rates: exclusive data analysis

The latest country data report focuses on Germany. We reveal the European powerhouse’s leading sectors and explain how the country’s robust brands have continued to surge in value.

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