Region: Europe

Are VITAYUMMY and YUMMI GUMMI confusingly similar?

This dispute between rival companies in the gummy vitamins sector shows the additional flexibility provided by an assessment under the Danish Marketing Practices Act.

13 December 2021

Unilever’s M&A activity spells a lot of work for the trademark team

The sale of ekaterra will see the consumer giant transfer out 32 brands and approximately 6,000 trademarks.

10 December 2021

Jamaica joins the Hague System; CNIPA plans Olympic campaigns; dramatic drop in suspended ‘.uk’ domains – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at WIPO launching a new podcast series, the Brazilian government creating geographical indication seals, and much more.

10 December 2021

NIVEA v NEVIA: Patent and Trademark Office provides comprehensive likelihood of confusion analysis

The workload of the Turkish IP Courts could be positively affected if such comprehensive decisions become more common in administrative proceedings.

10 December 2021

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

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

Oatly misses ‘oat’ on victory in UK trademark battle against PureOaty

Oatly’s loss to rival oat drink brand, PureOaty, demonstrates the limitations of trademark law in preventing competition from rival brands, and highlights the difficulties brand owners can face when trying to enforce marks containing descriptive elements.

09 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

US Supreme Court ends long-running UGG dispute; ABBA sues UK tribute act; Square rebrands to Block – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Shopify being accused of assisting pirate sales by five major publishers, the Polish IP office launching an innovative QR verification system, and much more.

07 December 2021

General Court: it is not necessary for a mark to be used in an extensive geographic area for its use to be deemed genuine

The fact that use of the earlier mark had been proved only in connection with a small part of the territory of Germany and France did not preclude its use from being genuine.

06 December 2021

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