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Patent and Market Court revokes trademark registration on ground of bad faith

The court found that MoveTech’s application for the registration of BERGLÖFSLÅDAN did not constitute a normal part of the company’s business activities in accordance with legitimate commercial interests.

10 December 2021

Government-approved brand valuation authority key to unlocking trademark potential, scholar says

Establishing an authority to grant brand value status to companies seeking investment would be key to unlocking the financial potential of trademarks, an experienced business scholar tells WTR.

09 December 2021

New dynamic injunctions issued in Italy

In a perfect example of dynamic injunctions as applied to the Internet, a Milan court has recently issued preliminary injunctions against a number of ISPs that provided mere conduit services used to broadcast live football matches.

09 December 2021

Beijing High Court grants well-known trademark status to Unilever’s OMO mark

Such recognition will be conducive to future trademark enforcement actions by Unilever in China.

09 December 2021

Novel cryptocurrency ‘JRR Token’ ruled to be infringing

An attempted fantasy parody defence of a domain name associated with a cryptocurrency coin clearly derivative of The Lord of the Rings series showcases why defences based on parody are exceedingly weak in this commercial context and why would-be users of others’ marks should seek licensing arrangements rather than simply use and hope for the best.

09 December 2021

Last chance to nominate the industry’s leading lights for recognition

The nominations window for the 2022 WTR Industry Awards and the next edition of WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals closes on Friday.

08 December 2021

A digital revolution in Uganda: trademark e-filing launches following EUIPO cooperation

The Uganda Registration Services Bureau has launched a trademark e-filing platform as part of its all-digital strategy.

08 December 2021

Purpose-driven brands, communicating the IP message and 360-degree marketing: takeaways from IPBC Australasia

IPBC Australasia, hosted by IAM and WTR, took place last week, with brand leaders discussing protection and enforcement strategies.

08 December 2021

Rebottling of Chanel perfumes: ‘genuine description’ defence does not necessarily apply, says Supreme Court

Israel’s Supreme Court has upheld an appeal by French fashion house Chanel in a dispute involving the rebottling of luxury perfumes.

08 December 2021

Wine producer fined for using misleading labels and deceptive packaging to indicate products’ alleged Italian origin

The Ukrainian Supreme Court has upheld decisions of the Anti-monopoly Committee imposing a total of €34,500 in fines on local wine producer NVP Niva TOV.

08 December 2021

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