Region: North America

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

Why the Open App Markets Act is one for brand owners to watch

The prospect of allowing third-party app providers to compete on equal terms creates both opportunities and risk for brands.

02 September 2022

Don’t dew it: Second Circuit cans likelihood of confusion argument

In this dispute between Rise Brewing and PepsiCo over the latter’s use of the word ‘rise’ for energy drinks, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has found that the district court had erred in assessing the strength of the trademark RISE.

02 September 2022

WWE reveals strategy behind Amazon enforcement collaboration

WWE vice president of intellectual property Matthew Winterroth explains what went into the company’s recent joint action with Amazon’s Counterfeit Crimes Unit.

01 September 2022

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