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Madrid e-Filing now available to applicants in Turkey

Turkey has recently joined the countries that enable applicants to file their international trademark applications directly through the Madrid e-Filing service.

14 December 2021

USPTO invalidates over 15,000 trademarks in stark warning to fraudulent filers in China

The USPTO has taken “unprecedented action” against a China-based entity, Huanyee Intellectual Property Co Ltd, for repeated violations of US trademark rules of practice.

13 December 2021

Showing legitimate interest in the Andean Community: doing away with formality

The Bolivian Patent and Trademark Office will have to modify its practice and views regarding the showing of genuine interest in opposition proceedings following the issuance of a prejudicial interpretation by the Andean Court of Justice.

13 December 2021

Are VITAYUMMY and YUMMI GUMMI confusingly similar?

This dispute between rival companies in the gummy vitamins sector shows the additional flexibility provided by an assessment under the Danish Marketing Practices Act.

13 December 2021

And Just Like That and Peloton: from legal questions to genius marketing move

The first episode of the much anticipated revival of Sex and the City unwittingly caused a significant drop in Peloton’s stock price, spurred a legal debate, and led to a 'genius' marketing response.

13 December 2021

USPTO behind the scenes; Unilever M&A analysis; WTR and IPBC event takeaways; 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.

12 December 2021

2022: the year of green IP – and so much more than patents

This week the US president committed to making the government carbon-neutral by 2050. As similar targets are set around the world, the next 12 months will see an escalation in green IP – with branding a key component, argues this week’s opinion column.

11 December 2021

Unilever’s M&A activity spells a lot of work for the trademark team

The sale of ekaterra will see the consumer giant transfer out 32 brands and approximately 6,000 trademarks.

10 December 2021

Jamaica joins the Hague System; CNIPA plans Olympic campaigns; dramatic drop in suspended ‘.uk’ domains – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at WIPO launching a new podcast series, the Brazilian government creating geographical indication seals, and much more.

10 December 2021

NIVEA v NEVIA: Patent and Trademark Office provides comprehensive likelihood of confusion analysis

The workload of the Turkish IP Courts could be positively affected if such comprehensive decisions become more common in administrative proceedings.

10 December 2021

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