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Well-known car manufacturer BMW has successfully defended itself against a lawsuit filed by a toy car manufacturer in Germany. The plaintiff sought an injunction and damages following an allegedly inadmissible seizure of goods at the border.
22 January 2020
The dispute between Unilever and Beiersdorf over the latter’s abstract colour mark for its ‘Nivea Blue’, which lasted for over a decade, has finally come to an end.
20 January 2020
The German conglomerate has portrayed itself as a steward of sustainability, but when it comes to corporate social responsibility, it’s an all or nothing game as this week’s coal mine contract backlash illustrates.
17 January 2020
In our latest round-up, we look at a Love Island star being reprimanded due to an Instagram post, the theme for World IP Day 2020, the Chilean IP office being praised for a reduction in the gender gap, and much more.
17 January 2020
As trademark filing numbers increase globally, a new report by CompuMark provides data on a rise in infringement incidents that trademark professionals are experiencing. While these infringements are costly, budget does not currently top the list of concerns for in-house teams.
14 January 2020
Novagraaf and PAVIS recently joined forces to create a new IP service provider. In an exclusive interview with WTR, the chairman of the new entity, NovumIP, has expanded on how it will become "a new force in the IP market".
13 January 2020
The German Federal Court of Justice has held that an independent seller of spare parts had infringed Audi’s famous figurative mark by offering and selling radiator grilles featuring a mounting fixture in the shape of four rings.
04 December 2019
In our latest round-up, we look at the Philippines IP Office reviving its arbitration service, the advocate general finding that Amazon didn’t infringe on Coty’s trademark rights, the first GIs being processed in Ivory Coast, and much more.
29 November 2019
The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court in London has referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union two questions on unregistered Community design rights which have been discussed in legal literature for years.
26 November 2019
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