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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 5 February
Sanofi outlines its collegiate approach to combatting genericism.
Stock surges for Apple and Dell lead a tech company bounceback in this month’s WTR Brand Elite analysis.
- General Court confirms that former tennis player’s mark may remain registered for certain Class 25 goods (European Union)
- Sika fails to stop Nippon Paint from using disputed get-up involving colours and numeral (Malaysia)
Tuesday 6 February
A new report reveals the extent to which plain packaging on tobacco products has spread around the world, but with “no indication” of moving to other products.
Chinese police IP stats, Canon’s Amazon takedown results and New Balance’s new resale platform feature in Tuesday’s news digest.
We examine brand protection strategies at the Japanese border.
- Nothing went south for The North Agency (Australia)
- General Court rebukes Board of Appeal in LABKABLE opposition (European Union)
Wednesday 7 February
The UK government sets aside plans for an AI copyright code of practice, with implications overseas.
The USPTO clarifies its AI guidance, the EUIPO introduces a GI service, Chile extends deadlines for wildfire victims, and more, in this week’s IP office updates.
- Court of Appeal upholds IPEC decision in anti-ageing serum dispute (United Kingdom)
- Ownership of social media accounts: appellate court issues second decision (United States)
Thursday 8 February
New headset technology the Apple Vision Pro presents big opportunities for brands – and nuanced IP risks.
We head to Thailand to understand the challenges of – and best solutions for – brand protection at the country’s borders.
- Joint European Commission-EUIPO report on detentions of products infringing industrial and IP rights (European Union)
- IPEC ‘de-cider’ over Aldi’s lookalike packaging leaves a sour taste for brands (United Kingdom)
- Premier League appeal victory highlights principles of composite mark comparison (Market Insight: India)
- Jack Daniel’s case prompts Ninth Circuit Punchbowl reversal (Market Insight: United States)
Friday 9 February
Court data analysis reveals what a Super Bowl counterfeiting surge might mean for the Nevada district docket.
Coca-Cola is the target of a satirical art project and fast-food brand values fall in Friday’s news digest.
- CJEU: no ‘repair’ clause in EU trademark law (European Union)
- ‘livingedge.com’ dispute: living on the edge of bad faith (International)
Saturday 10 February
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