Region: North America

Raffel v Man Wah: how a counterfeiting dispute sparked a war of words in the trade press

In recent months, the dispute has resulted in a $106 million jury award, a flurry of motions, calls for the US authorities to get involved and a public war of words in the trade press.

12 September 2022

How IP offices are keeping up with AI, the metaverse and technological challenges

The rise of the metaverse, the need to increase diversity in the IP ecosystem and utilising AI better were on the agenda last week when leaders from the US and Asian IP offices convened.

12 September 2022

Veil piercing under Lanham Act requires specific showing of liability

The case shows that, in Lanham Act cases, common ownership alone is insufficient to pierce the corporate veil.

12 September 2022

Pinduoduo enters US market; brands pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II; Heineken acquires Beavertown – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the French IP office announcing a multi-day outage of online trademark services, Hermès preparing for the metaverse, and much more.

09 September 2022

TTAB’s HUNGRY decision highlights risks of fabricating evidence or providing untruthful testimony

An adverse inference may be drawn against a party who destroys, alters or provides false evidence or testimony.

09 September 2022

US launches new effort with Europe to stop transshipment of illicit health products

The US Food and Drug Administration calls on industry as it expands 'whole of governments' campaign from the United Kingdom to the European Union.

08 September 2022

Fakes around the world: WTR launches hubs focused on physical and online counterfeit hotspots

WTR launches two hubs for our exclusive insights on brand protection intelligence focused on physical and online marketplaces.

08 September 2022

Kanye and adidas: lessons from the bitter fight for the Yeezy brand

In a very public spat, Kanye West has claimed that sportswear giant adidas has breached a contract relating to the musician’s popular Yeezy brand.

07 September 2022

Single t-shirt sale can’t clothe bare-bones personal jurisdiction claim

The behaviour alleged by the plaintiff, which included a single instance of an allegedly infringing t-shirt being sold and shipped to a Missouri consumer, was insufficient to support a specific jurisdiction claim.

07 September 2022

Nike settles John Geiger suit; COCOELLA mark cancelled; Bed Bath & Beyond cuts private label brands – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the outgoing UKIPO head reflecting on the past and future, thousands of bags of fake rice being seized in Kenya, and much more.

02 September 2022

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