Region: Europe

Newton Law fails to prevent registration of NEWTON

Under Article 8(1)(5)(d) of the Law on Trademarks, it is not sufficient that the opponent has acquired a right to a similar company name before the filing date of the opposed trademark application.

23 September 2022

IP offices grappling with metaverse-related marks, with Chinese examiners rejecting up to 80% of applications

INTA roundtable highlights challenges surrounding metaverse-related trademarks, with association to publish white paper later this year.

23 September 2022

IP Court overrules Rospatent’s finding of similarity for marks in different classes

A fresh finding from the Presidium of the IP Court on similarity between marks may affect Rospatent’s registration practice, since the office has recently tightened the requirements for uniformity at the examination stage.

22 September 2022

Advising clients on Web3 requires “practical knowledge” says BRANDIT CBO as firm unveils metaverse office

IP consultancy BRANDIT launched a metaverse office this week, with the firm’s chief business officer Lorenzo Litta revealing to WTR why, and how, it entered the virtual space.

16 September 2022

Mattel drops BARBIE-QUE dispute; Tarantino and Miramax settle; Starbucks launches Web3 experience – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Pakistan launching an investigation on counterfeit medicines, ICANN’s IPC calling for brand owner views, and much more.

16 September 2022

V versus V: assessment of similarity between one-letter trademarks

This recent decision of the IP Court is significant in that it provides guiding principles concerning the assessment of the similarity between trademarks consisting of only one letter.

16 September 2022

A metaverse dystopia, UDRP tips, diversity in brand protection: eight key takeaways from Online Brand Protection Europe

Strategic takeaways from in-house leaders, law firm experts and industry specialists at this week's Brand Protection Online Europe event.

15 September 2022

Louis Vuitton’s metaverse-related trademark registrations offer valuable insight

While the Polish Patent Office has provided little in the way of guidance when it comes to trademarks in the metaverse or connected to NFTs, a closer examination of the few registrations that have been filed provides some early clues in this burgeoning area of protection.

15 September 2022

The metaverse, valuation issues and IP in the age of covid – takeaways from IP Week @ SG 2022

Last week the IP Office of Singapore organised a series of events to celebrate its first in-person IP Week since the start of the pandemic. WTR was on the ground to bring you the key takeaways.

14 September 2022

Iceland and Iceland return to court; USPTO threatens termination of 13,000 marks; Ford heads to the metaverse – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Diageo winning an injunction over whiskey lookalikes, an NBA player seeking cancellation of a trademark filed by his mother, and much more.

13 September 2022

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