Top stories 2022; Amazon liability decision reactions; new diversity report; and much more
Everything we covered on WTR over the festive period – 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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Tuesday 3 January
We reveal the top trademark stories of 2022.
Iraq orders a trademark violation crackdown, INTA files a US Supreme Court amicus brief, and more.
- Court of Appeal gives hope to Tesco in dispute with Lidl (United Kingdom)
- First Amendment punches out alleged Lanham Act violation (United States)
Wednesday 4 January
IP agencies and industry groups sound off in support of proposed US Federal Trade Commission anti-scam rules.
A local IP expert reveals various counterfeit hotspots in Canada.
- UDRP complaint falls at the first hurdle (International)
- Novartis succeeds via UKIPO’s critique of VESIQUE (United Kingdom)
Thursday 5 January
Christian Louboutin counsel react to a CJEU ruling that could see Amazon held liable for adverts promoting fake goods.
Industry hails the signing of the INFORM Consumers Act in January’s legislation and IP policy watch.
- General Court annuls Board of Appeal decision concerning tactile position mark (European Union)
- PTO annuls I’CELAND mark in Class 30, applying material truth principle (Peru)
Friday 6 January
Fashion brands flourish as stock markets rebound in the latest WTR Brand Elite analysis.
Brazil deposits the Hague Agreement, the USPTO amends its Trademark ID Manual, and more.
- NIKE Innovate prevails in opposition based on family of AIR trademarks (Lithuania)
- Trademark application fees to be reduced in 2023 (Switzerland)
Saturday 7 January
Balenciaga, Hermès and Louis Vuitton team up against counterfeiters in New York, offering a positive example of brands uniting against a common enemy.
You may have missed…
Returning from the festive break? Here’s what you may have missed on the WTR platform over the holidays:
- Combatting counterfeits in the livestream environment: exclusive interview with Douyin’s global IP counsel
- Cheaper products are growing target for counterfeiting, EUIPO report warns
- UK football clubs sue counterfeit sellers; fake Queen Elizabeth II Barbie lawsuit; Mondelēz sells gum brands – news digest
- Collaboration, non-traditional marks, cross-platform transactions – takeaways from Brand Strategy China
- “A blow to Iceland Foods” – EUIPO rules against supermarket chain in Iceland v Iceland appeal
- INFORM Consumers Act included in omnibus spending bill heading for final votes
- How the Brand Action team rallied the trademark community to help the people of Ukraine
- USPTO year in review 2022: exclusive interview with agency’s senior management
- Switzerland to reduce trademark fees; ICANN CEO resigns; USPTO extends NFT consultation deadline – news digest
- Behind the scenes with Bilibili’s trademark team
- Hotel services, well-known marks, targeting and more: the five most-read Legal Updates of the year
- Unpredictable filing activity will create budget challenges in the year ahead
- Event planning, procedure simplification, virtual enforcement – what INDECOPI has planned in 2023
- Engagement, enforcement, education – what the IACC has planned in 2023
- Expansion, innovation, cooperation – what WIPO has planned for the Madrid System in 2023
- Top 10 TTAB decisions of 2022
- Economic uncertainty, cautious filings, increased fees: trademark trends to look out for in 2023
- US trademark landscape: predictions and cases to follow in 2023