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Trademark experts from around the world offer practical guidance on how to maximise the chances of litigation success in their jurisdiction.
01 August 2019
Less than a year into Christian Archambeau’s tenure as executive director, the EUIPO is laying the groundwork for future expansion. World Trademark Review’s annual focus on the office assesses current operations, reveals the most proactive filers and explores how the agency is taking a global view of trademarks.
29 July 2019
With the rise of autonomous driving technology, ride-hailing companies and micromobility transportation, traditional automotive manufacturers need to evolve fast. Positively, the strength and reputation of existing brands will prove key to fighting off digital start-ups.
22 July 2019
For civil enforcement against counterfeiting, an application must be made to the ordinary courts. Preliminary ex parte measures play an important role, but are admissible only for some of the remedies available. Claims for damages, for example, can be enforced within substantive proceedings only.
14 May 2019
With today’s World Intellectual Property Day celebrating the importance of IP in sports, research conducted by WTR finds that Manchester United has the most significant trademark portfolio of any global football club.
26 April 2019
Following a long-running legal battle between German car manufacturer BMW and a Berlin-based real estate company over the latter’s use of the logo HGHI BMW, BMW has been successful on appeal before the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg.
23 April 2019
Car manufacturer BMW has successfully prevented Finland-based rim manufacturer Vannetukku.fi Oy from using signs similar to its famous automotive trademarks for car parts.
11 April 2019
The country is seeing increased interest from international entities - particularly from the US; this will likely grow in scale as not only the South African economy develops, but as other emerging markets on the African continent grow.
05 April 2019
Alternative dispute resolution methods exist; however, they play only a minor role in Germany. One reason is Germany’s efficient court system, which allows for settling trademark conflicts quickly and at reasonable costs.
25 January 2019
New research has revealed the variance in the hourly rates charged by law firm practitioners for trademark-related work in key jurisdictions, with the hourly rate for a partner ranging from $30 to $880.
23 January 2019
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