Region: Latvia

Trademark solicitation scammer jailed; Korean drama counterfeit plotline outrage; NielsenIQ and GfK combine – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Amazon launching a new anonymised shopper service, the top retail apps in Asia-Pacific, and much more.

08 July 2022

District Court finds that company linked to Michael Gleissner acted in bad faith

In a victory for US company Corning, the manufacturer of the Gorilla Glass (which is used by many smartphone makers), a Riga court has held that Fashion One Television had acted in bad faith in applying to register the mark GORILLA.

01 March 2022

Innovation at the Latvian Patent Office: exclusive insights

In an exclusive guest post, representatives from the Patent Office of Latvia reveal the agency’s recent developments of its digital tools and services for trademark users – and those planned for the future.

23 November 2021

Amendments to customs legislation set to encumber anti-counterfeiting efforts

Following recent amendments to Latvia’s customs legislation, concerns have been raised that IP rights holders might be less inclined to take action against counterfeit goods in the country.

02 November 2021

INTA announces Annual Meeting keynote; tips from a USPTO examining attorney; domain security concerns – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the future of NFTs in the IP industry, the Hershey Company taking the Cookie Department to court, and much more.

01 October 2021

Scammer takedown: USPTO solicitation fraudster fined $4.5m and sentenced to prison

The US Department of Justice has announced a significant win in the fight against trademark solicitation scams, with a Latvian national sentenced to more than four years in prison for defrauding thousands of USPTO trademark registrants.

16 September 2021

Latvian trademark environment returns to normal following explosion of Michael Gleissner activity

After Latvia’s trademark sector was “transformed” by the activities of Michael Gleissner two years ago, experts reveal how normality is returning – and that up to 900 of the millionaire’s trademark registrations are up for auction.

02 September 2021

What the rest of the world can learn from Latvia’s dealings with serial filer Michael Gleissner

The voracious filing activities of entrepreneur Michael Gleissner have flummoxed IP experts around the world for years. A closer look at a series of courtroom battles in one European country could help to pull back the curtain.

08 April 2021

Jurisdictional perspective: Latvia

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q1: The rise of mass filers and register clutter

The brand protection environment in Latvia has been fundamentally transformed by Gleissner’s filing activity. Petersona Patents – AAA Law trademark attorney Gunta Zarina explains more.

08 April 2021

Gleissner trademark auction to go ahead: brand owners given chance to buy millionaire's Latvian marks

Over 900 registrations owned by "trademark troll" Michael Gleissner are set to be auctioned, with WTR exclusively compiling a list of the marks on offer and brand owners asked to express any interest in bidding within 30 days.

17 March 2021

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