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WTR Brand Elite analysis: September 2023

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The WTR Brand Elite fell seven points in September, hitting its lowest value since 1 January 2023. However, the brands that experienced the biggest drop in value have reason to remain optimistic.

30 October 2023

Legal Updates you may have missed: fashion and luxury success stories

We continue our latest series of pieces highlighting Legal Updates that you may have missed by looking at cases where trademark owners in the luxury and fashion sector have successfully protected their rights.

04 October 2023

Hermès victorious in HAIRMES trademark dispute

Following a failed opposition against the mark HAIRMES for dog beds and toys, Hermès International SA has now successfully obtained the invalidation of the mark.

06 September 2023

Reeling in the Rogers test: the future of First Amendment defences

From parody dog toys to anti-Trump t-shirts, US practitioners reflect on recent cases that raise difficult and longstanding questions about the line between trademark abuse and protected expression.

27 July 2023

Fashion and luxury: the firms behind the most valuable brands

We unveil the law firms responsible for protecting fashion and luxury’s biggest names – and where there are opportunities for future partnerships.

13 July 2023

Hermès unsuccessful in opposition against HERDES

The JPO’s Opposition Board found that HERDES and HERMÈS were dissimilar, notably highlighting the visual difference between the letters ‘D’ and ‘M’.

13 July 2023

Legal Updates you may have missed: success stories for non-traditional marks

Each quarter WTR runs a series of pieces highlighting recent Legal Updates that you may have missed. To kick off the latest series, we look at cases where rights holders have successfully registered, defended or enforced their non-traditional trademarks.

10 July 2023

JPO Appeal Board rejects registration of Hermès packaging colours

The board found that the market research submitted by Hermès was insufficient to prove that its colour mark had acquired distinctiveness through use.

08 June 2023

Hermès wins Birkin and Kelly bags 3D trademark infringement lawsuit

The Tokyo District Court awarded over Y5.6 million to the French luxury fashion house for infringement of its trademark rights in the 3D shape of the Birkin and Kelly bags.

27 April 2023

“The end of the wild west” or “a wrongheaded verdict”? What does Hermès’ win really mean for trademarks in the NFT space?

Trademark industry leaders are divided in their reaction to Hermès’ recent victory in its highly anticipated MetaBirkin NFT dispute.

14 February 2023

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