Register tracker: Latin America
23 Jun 2021

Register tracker: Latin America

We drill into the latest trademark trends and statistics for Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela and Mexico

Five core technologies every IP practice can rely on
23 Jun 2021

Five core technologies every IP practice can rely on

A rundown of the core technologies keeping the IP practices of WTR’s Global Leaders operating at full pace.

Featured

23 Jun
2021

General Court: Board of Appeal erred in assessing relevant public’s level of attention for financial services

The General Court annulled the Board of Appeal of the EUIPO’s decision, finding that such error vitiated the whole of the assessment of the possible likelihood of confusion between the marks at issue. Read more

23 Jun
2021

Appeal against urgent injunction restraining use of RestQ name and packaging dismissed

The Full Court of the Australian Federal Court found that the primary judge had not made any of the errors alleged by the maker of the RestQ product when assessing whether the interlocutory injunction should be granted. Read more

22 Jun
2021

“Success is not always measured in numbers”: how 3M and Facebook assess brand protection pay-off

3M’s Colette Durst and Facebook’s Mike Yaghmai present three simple metrics to measure brand protection success at two of the biggest companies in the world. Read more

News

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22 Jun 2021

Washington Football Team hits trademark road bump; Miley Cyrus victorious; Nigerian IP policy imminent – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the EU Council adopting a range of conclusions on the role of intellectual property, Coca-Cola and Monster successfully reversing a $9.6 million right of publicity ruling, the latest law firm moves, and much more. Read more

22 Jun 2021

Time running out to contribute to WTR’s online brand protection benchmarking survey

WTR is asking the trademark community to share its experience of the online brand protection environment, in an effort to identify emerging threats and how practice is evolving to counter them. Read more

21 Jun 2021

“This is a case about intention”: Banksy’s trademark troubles continue as EUIPO invalidates four more marks

The EUIPO Cancellation Division has declared four of street artist Banksy’s trademarks invalid, hitting out at his efforts to circumvent the law”. Read more

20 Jun 2021

Corsearch-Incopro exclusive; social media best practices; behind the scenes at FSC; and much more

Everything we covered on WTR over the past seven days – and all you need to know from the world of trademarks to set yourself up for the start of another busy week. Read more

Analysis

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18 Jun 2021

"There's so much more that we can do to help brands": Corsearch and Incopro CEOs on what acquisition means for future offerings

Online brand protection provider Incopro has become the latest in a series of acquisitions by Corsearch. We sat down with CEOs Tobi Hartmann and Simon Baggs to learn more about the deal, including what it means for customers, future tech offerings and brand advocacy work. Read more

16 Jun 2021

Womble Bond Dickinson US shares best practices for workplace inclusion

Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP’s Sarah Keefe and WBD Pride affinity group co-chairs Tara Cho and Kevin Hall share a number of best practices for building an inclusive work environment in an effort to make the legal profession a more equitable place for all. Read more

14 Jun 2021

How a hands-on approach helps FSC IP counsel push sustainable brand message

In an exclusive interview, Ugreson Maistry, trademark and IP counsel at the Forest Stewardship Council, reveals why teaming up with industry players not only benefits the environment, but also helps raise the profile of sustainability groups. Read more

14 Jun 2021

Counterfeit hotspots in South Africa that brand owners must be aware of

In the latest instalment in our regular series on marketplaces around the globe that are reportedly notorious for being counterfeit havens, we head to South Africa. Read more

Legal updates

22 Jun 2021

Trademark registration not enough to obtain preliminary injunction

This decision of the Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court underlines that, in order to obtain a preliminary injunction, rights holders have to act quickly. Read more

22 Jun 2021

Superior Court of Justice: no exclusive rights over prefix derived from active ingredient of medicine

In this dispute between pharmaceutical companies Takeda and Cimed, the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice held that prefixes referring to the active ingredients of medicines cannot be appropriated as trademarks. Read more

21 Jun 2021

Family butcher’s passing-off claim against Lidl dismissed

In a victory for discount supermarket chain Lidl, the High Court has dismissed a passing-off claim brought by a high-end family butcher claiming to have nationwide goodwill in the Philip Warren brand. Read more

21 Jun 2021

Russian v Eurasian design systems: comparison of procedures and fees

The Eurasian Patent Office started accepting Eurasian industrial design applications on 1 June 2021. This update highlights the differences between filing a design via the national or Eurasian route, as well as the differences in official fees. Read more

18 Jun 2021

Supreme People’s Court issues new interpretation on punitive damages in IP cases

The Chinese Supreme People’s Court’s recently issued interpretation, which provides clarity and consistency as to how punitive damages can be applied and assessed, is expected to act as stronger deterrent against IP infringement. Read more

Insight

26 May 2021

How Christian Louboutin is breaking IP boundaries: exclusive interview with group general counsel

Christian Louboutin group general counsel Xavier Ragot reveals how the legal department at one of the world’s most famous luxury brands has spent the past decade improving education and awareness in the IP space to fight counterfeiting and protect its iconic red sole mark. Read more

11 May 2021

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: Canada

In 2020, for the second consecutive year, there was a significant increase in the number of detained shipments by the Canada Border Services Agency (Customs), including several containers of counterfeit merchandise destined for global distribution. Read more

11 May 2021

Fighting the menace of criminal counterfeiting

The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) had intended for 2020 to be a year of great celebration for ACG members. For 40 years we have been fighting the menace of criminal counterfeiting and our successes over this time have been huge. Read more

11 May 2021

Customs seizure based on trademark rights

Japanese Customs can seize imported goods that infringe trademark rights. If a trademark owner wishes Customs to seize infringing goods, the owner should record its trademark rights with Customs by filing a request for import seizure. Read more

Events

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21-22 October
2021

ECTA Annual Conference

SAVE THE DATE - ECTA’s 39th Annual Conference will be held on 21 and 22 October 2021 in Vienna in a hybrid format. You will share two days of intensive networking and learning opportunities on the latest trends in trade mark, design law and beyond with numerous professionals and officials from all over the world. We hope to welcome many friends and colleagues, physically and virtually at this event. ECTA members can participate at a reduced fee! More information about the programme and registration will follow in due course.

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