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New law on e-commerce obliges platforms to remove infringing content

On 1 January 2023 a new law will come into effect in Turkey, obliging sites to take down content upon receipt of a legitimate complaint by IP rights holders.

18 August 2022

Question marks over USPTO verification requirement after claim “nothing has been implemented”

It has been claimed that unverified account users can still file trademark applications on the USPTO platform, despite the agency claiming ID was required from 6 August 2022.

17 August 2022

Singapore trademark rise; USPTO adds executives to leadership team; La Liga giants seek crypto mark – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Authentic Brands Group preparing a takeover of luxury brand Ted Baker, Hong Kong Customs seizing counterfeit luxury goods, and much more.

16 August 2022

One day in July: the trademark specimens challenge still faced by the USPTO

A WTR investigation identifies ongoing trends in specimens of use being filed at the USPTO from China-based trademark applicants.

16 August 2022

Tableware designer gets heavenly results on its pearly plates

In this copyright and trade dress dispute between rival tableware companies, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has reversed a district court decision finding that the plaintiff had not established that its unregistered trade dress had acquired secondary meaning.

16 August 2022

Federal Administrative Court finds that Nemiroff bottle is distinctive

The court found that the sign had sufficient distinctive character due to the presence of the element ‘Nemiroff’ written in relief on the bottle.

16 August 2022

Backward step for Louboutin in complaint against Amazon

Advocate General Maciej Szpunar’s opinion suggests that, if it is made clear to the reasonably well-informed and reasonably observant internet user that goods are offered by a third party, an intermediary platform may not infringe an owner's EU trademark rights.

15 August 2022

Cape Verde accedes to the Banjul Protocol

Cape Verde is the third country to join the Banjul Protocol in as many years.

12 August 2022

Illustrious former Beijing IP Court president investigated, as IP department comes under scrutiny

Chi Su is being investigated for suspicions of “serious violations of discipline and law”.

10 August 2022

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