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The Dutch Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by adidas, ending a decades-long dispute with H&M Hennes & Mauritz over its use of a two-stripe mark.
11 October 2021
The co-author of a new study into Nigerian counterfeits reveals what international brand owners and IP associations can do to improve the situation.
07 October 2021
Ministerial Decree No 119/2021, which entered into force on 9 September 2021, amended the Implementing Regulations of the Industrial Property Code. This update reviews the key points of interest for trademark owners and practitioners.
06 October 2021
A reform of Ecuador’s IP laws came into force on 27 August 2021, providing greater efficiency in prosecuting IP crimes and correcting previous flaws in the border measure system.
05 October 2021
A large amount of party decorations and toys, including Lego and Paw Patrol, were seized in a raid against a shop located in the upscale district of Santiago de Surco.
30 September 2021
In continuation of China’s fight against bad-faith applications, applicants and their trademark agents are now required to sign a commitment of good faith when applying for well-known trademark status.
29 September 2021
A Third Circuit decision allowing a US news anchor to sue Facebook for the unauthorised use of her image could lead to a wave of state-law claims against internet companies and online platforms, legal experts warn.
28 September 2021
Parties must be aware of the vital differences between TTAB administrative proceedings and federal court civil litigation highlighted by a recent Third Circuit decision.
28 September 2021
In 2019 the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office issued guidelines for the examination of trademark applications in terms of absolute grounds. A new chapter concerning the substantive examination standards for the assessment of confusing similarity has now also been published.
22 September 2021
New rules under the Customs Act have entered into force, representing a considerable simplification compared to the old system. This update reviews the three changes that will be of particular significance to IP rights owners.
21 September 2021
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