Travel & Leisure

Lucasfilm trademark scuffle, Breaking Bad beer battle and Tanzania launches counterfeit campaign: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at how half of cybercrime revenues comes from illicit online marketplaces, the Brexit-related mark ruffling feathers, how cryptocoin names are often inspired by movies, and much more.

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UDRP proceedings: hedge your bets by demonstrating proof of bad faith

In a recent decision under the UDRP, a WIPO panel has denied the transfer of a domain name consisting of the complainant's mark followed by the name of the country in which the complainant operated.

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Joint ownership and exclusive rights: Supreme Court issues decision in ANTUMANAL case

The Chilean Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of complaints against the jointly-owned trademark ANTUMANAL, ruling out bad faith on the part of the defendant.

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Can title of creative work benefit from trademark protection?

In Roemmers v Diamond Films, Argentina's Court of Appeals has upheld the refusal to grant a preliminary injunction against the use of “Una razón para vivir” as a film title.

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Success for Marriot: General Court finds that winged mythical creatures are similar

The EU General Court has annulled a decision of the EUIPO in which the latter had found that a figurative mark consisting of a winged bull was not similar to earlier figurative marks representing a griffin.

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Call for more robust online RPMs, Alibabacoin hits back and getting legal advice from a robot: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at a trademark infringement lawsuit involving US TV sitcom I Love Lucy, Alibabacoin hits back at Alibaba lawsuit, and much more.

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“A registration doesn’t necessarily trump earlier use”: takeaways from Dulwich Hamlet’s trademark dispute

The owners of a London stadium have sent a cease and desist letter to 125 year-old football club Dulwich Hamlet over the continued use of its name. However, industry experts suggest that the registration could be vulnerable...

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Amazon overtakes Apple and Google to be named world’s most valuable brand

​​​​​​​Amazon has supplanted Google as the world’s most valuable brand, according to the latest Brand Finance Global 500 rankings.

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K-pop superstars T-ara vow to fight for rights to their name; experts predict bitter legal battle ahead

Members from one of the most popular Korean bands in the world, T-ara, are taking legal action for rights to use the group name following a trademark application by their former management agency.

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Travel & Leisure Team of the Year: Marriott International

In September 2016 Marriott International acquired Starwood Hotels & Resorts to create the world’s largest hotel company, operating or franchising more than 5,700 properties and 1.1 million rooms globally.

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North America Team of the Year: World Wrestling Entertainment

For many, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is first and foremost a professional wrestling promoter. However, the company comprises a portfolio of businesses which create and deliver original content globally.

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Sports, Entertainment & Media Team of the Year: Nike

This year Nike ranked third in the Brand Finance list of the world’s most powerful brands and, with a worth of $32 billion, was also identified as the most valuable apparel brand, after a 13% rise.

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