EU GI extension; WIPO youth action plan; Singapore intangibles disclosure; 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.
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Monday 11 September
Singapore launches the world’s first intangibles disclosure framework to benefit IP owners and finance companies.
- Good-faith acquisition poisons bad-faith argument (International)
- Dilution of well-known mark and applicant’s bad faith: PTO issues exemplary decision (Turkey)
Tuesday 12 September
Instagram artist Rory Paints speaks out after takedowns from Hasbulla, Post Malone and Warner Bros.
Morgan & Morgan secures a trademark for #LAW, Northern Pacific Airways rebrands, the metaverse bubble pops, and more.
The EUIPO extends deadlines for Ukraine resident applicants, while the Ukrainian Office of Intellectual Property Legal Protection reports a "significant increase" in IP activity.
- IP High Court rejects position mark for Dr Martens yellow welt stitching (Japan)
- High Court considers impact of Brexit and REULA in ADVANCETRACK keyword advertising case (United Kingdom)
Wednesday 13 September
Brand owners are warned to “diligently police” TikTok Shop for counterfeits as the platform continues its global rollout with a US launch.
The European Parliament approves a regulation to extend GI protection to crafts and industrial products.
The USPTO delays post-registration provisions and the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office publishes a ‘disinformation alert’ in this week’s IP office news.
- Recent announcements by Cambodia’s trademark office: what you need to know (Cambodia)
- District court rules in favour of Tesla against second-hand car dealer (China)
Thursday 14 September
WTR discovers how the Seiko Epson IP division directly supports the company’s commercial growth.
Corsearch launches a ChatGPT-powered brand name generator, signalling an IP services industry embracing the possibilities of generative AI.
- Federal Court of Appeals rules in opposition proceedings involving identical marks (Argentina)
- Appeal court finds that unauthorised Harry Potter concerts do not infringe Warner Bros’ trademark (Norway)
- Lamborghini and Novartis prove effectiveness of invalidation and opposition proceedings to combat trademark squatting (Market Insight: China)
- How to navigate 'hush' branding disputes (Market Insight: India)
- Nothing lost in translation: book’s Spanish version is not a different creative work (Market Insight: United States)
Friday 15 September
INTA files an amicus brief in the TRUMP TOO SMALL case, Diesel wins $11.8 million in damages, the Wilko brand is sold under administration, and more.
WIPO announces plans to launch a youth action plan to increase IP awareness following the results of a major new study.
- Bulls shoot and miss: UKIPO rejects invalidity proceedings brought by NBA (United Kingdom)
- GI protection in Venezuela: the case of Ají Margariteño (Venezuela)
Saturday 16 September
The United Kingdom risks falling behind in its AI capabilities, Ashurst experts warn.
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