Region: Europe

TRADIAS v TRIODOS: Board of Appeal erred in finding that relevant public would be likely to remember similarities rather than differences

The applicable case law does not state that the relevant public is more inclined to keep in mind the similarities rather than the differences that exist between two marks.

11 December 2023

Q v Q: single-letter trademarks before the General Court

A single-letter sign must be stylised or accompanied by other relatively elaborate figurative elements in order to be recognised as having a normal degree of distinctive character.

08 December 2023

Brand protection at the Spanish border: insights and strategies from the front line

Featured in Border and customs protection around the world

In our ongoing series, our focus shifts to Spain, delving into the intricacies of brand protection challenges and optimal solutions at the nation's borders and entry points.

08 December 2023

Cuba trademark legislation passes in US House; EU-Canada platforms collaboration – legislation and policy watch (December 2023)

WTR’s monthly column tracks trademark and related policy developments, including the progress of major bills, from around the world.

07 December 2023

Tesla faces trademark obstacles for Cybertruck in Australia, Brazil and UK

WTR identifies trademark registrations that suggest Tesla may encounter legal hurdles in introducing its Cybertruck to the Asia-Pacific, European and South American markets.

06 December 2023

General Court considers proceedings for revocation of licence recordal before EUIPO

The offers interesting insights on the approach taken by the EUIPO when dealing with errors pertaining to transfers of rights.

06 December 2023

Does the common element ‘crunch’ lead to a likelihood of confusion?

In good news for Nestlé, the General Court has confirmed that there was a likelihood of confusion between TIFFANY CRUNCH N CREAM and Nestlé’s earlier mark CRUNCH.

05 December 2023

TRUMP EU trademark remains ‘un-trumped’

The Cancellation Division of the EUIPO has dismissed a request for the revocation of the mark TRUMP, finding that the owner had proven genuine use for all the contested services in Class 43.

04 December 2023

UK unveils online fraud charter; AI copyright infringement cases rise; Hong Kong TV airs IP series – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at new research revealing community disagreement over the value of IP, ICANN81 heading to Istanbul, and much more.

01 December 2023

INTERCRUISES v INCRUISES: Board of Appeal incorrectly held that evidence of use was unrelated to travel agency services

The General Court annulled the decision of the EUIPO Board of Appeal in these opposition proceedings, reiterating that the evidence of genuine use must be assessed as a whole.

01 December 2023

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