Next EUIPO head revealed; FTC copycat crackdown; fashion brand filing strategies; 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.
We scrutinise the data to reveal the 50 companies with the biggest portfolios in five major Asia-Pacific jurisdictions.
Monday 10 July
Academic Cameron Shackell explains why new data limitations at Twitter and Reddit could make companies’ future AI projects more expensive.
WTR takes a closer look at recent success stories for non-traditional marks- around the world.
- Nintendo’s IP rights successfully enforced against live entertainment shows (Peru)
- High Court ruling ‘stitches’ together uncertainty over TikTok trademark opposition (United Kingdom)
Tuesday 11 July
BYD or Tesla – data analysis reveals stark differences – and some similarities – in trademark filing activity at the world’s biggest electric vehicle makers.
Musinsa launches an IP organisation; South Sudan introduces trademark reservation; Iancu moves firms, and more.
- Cheers and confusion: General Court agrees that STONE and STONES are one and the same (European Union)
- UDRP: personal names generally evidence respondents’ rights (International)
Wednesday 12 July
João Negrão wins the vote to become the next executive director of the EUIPO.
The US Federal Trademark Commission clamps down on copycat edible cannabis products.
When big brands face defeat: we outline cases you may have missed.
- PTO decision sheds light on protection of well-known trademarks (Turkey)
- All’s well that EDWELL: two markets can be substantially different if defined narrowly enough (United States)
Thursday 13 July
We run through the latest courtroom wins and fails based on reputation.
Analysis of the firms behind the most valuable fashion and luxury brands uncovers opportunities for future partnerships.
- Hermès unsuccessful in opposition against HERDES (Japan)
- IPC Court provides guidance for determining whether sign is used as a trademark in infringement cases (Taiwan)
- Amended good-faith prior use clause could threaten predictability in trademark suits (Market Insight: Taiwan)
- Ninth Circuit rulings separate subjective opinions from verifiably false statements under Lanham Act (Market Insight: United States)
Friday 14 July
We revealed why the PandaBuy shopping agent should be on anti-counterfeiting radars.
Ukraine makes new call for closure of WIPO’s Russia office, the USPTO issues a data update, the FTC issues an order against false "Made in USA" claims, and more.
When the EUIPO Board of Appeal makes mistakes: we highlight Legal Updates you may have missed.
- Bison grass vodka producer fails to block competing 3D mark after 20-year battle (European Union)
- Does use of an infringing mark on a website constitute ‘use’ in a trademark sense? (Singapore)
Saturday 15 July
IAM and WTR team up to deliver a brand-new IP strategy event in Latin America.
Spotlight on Asia-Pacific
Our new Special Report offers a strategic guide to navigating the evolving brand protection landscape in the Asia-Pacific region, covering everything from filing trends and the biggest portfolio owners to enforcement mechanisms and best business practices.