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WTR analyses trademark filing trends at major Asia-Pacific registers.
22 February 2024
Surprisingly, the JPO did not find that NEW BALANCE had a high degree of reputation as a source indicator of New Balance’s products.
20 February 2024
The JPO Appeal Board concluded that the relevant consumers would recognise the position marks, which consisted of a chevron pattern applied to jackets and trousers, as a source indicator.
14 February 2024
While the JPO admitted that COCO had a high degree of reputation as a source indicator of Chanel’s perfumes, it questioned the mark’s renown in relation to other cosmetics.
01 February 2024
While the JPO recognised that ELLE had become famous as a source indicator in connection with fashion magazines, it questioned whether the mark had acquired a certain degree of recognition in relation to Class 43 services.
25 January 2024
The JPO notably found that it had not been proven that there was a high degree of recognition of Hilton’s mark LXR HOTELS & RESORTS among the relevant consumers in Japan.
18 January 2024
Renowned French pastry chef Pierre Hermé failed in his attempt to prevent the registration of HOUSE OF HERME for services in Classes 35 and 43.
12 January 2024
We continue our series highlighting recent Legal Updates that you may have missed by looking at success stories in the food and beverage sector - with three of the four cases reviewed involving GIs for alcoholic beverages.
10 January 2024
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 in various industries have attempted to register or defend their non-traditional trademarks.
08 January 2024
In a surprising decision, the JPO’s Appeal Board has reversed the refusal of the mark ADEAM ICHI, finding that it was dissimilar to earlier registrations for the mark ICHI.
08 January 2024
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