Region: North America

Taco Bell rides Taco Tuesday liberation wave; INTA announces new initiatives; Dafydd v Goliath dispute – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the USPTO seeking to demystify the trademark process, China IP prosecution figures for the first half of 2023, and much more

11 August 2023

Appeal court ruling outlines how to prove substantial differences between markets

In an education dispute, the 10th Circuit emphasised that establishing separate markets and detailing specific services for rights holders utilising a mark that closely resembles another in the same industry is critical.

10 August 2023

NFTs and IP: tracking the latest global case law

Meera Chature Sankhari and Sheetal Sharma at Jupiter Law Partners examine landmark judgments from around the world to reveal the precedents shaping the legal framework surrounding NFTs and intellectual property.

10 August 2023

Surprise Federal Circuit decision shifts burden of proof to make trademark proceedings easier for defendants

The Federal Circuit has overturned years of precedent in a move that will be welcomed by defendants, while plaintiffs are left scratching their heads over how to prove that a mark is not in use.

09 August 2023

USPTO anti-counterfeiting deadline approaches; Toyota most valuable Japanese brand; Operation Vulcan raid – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the EUIPO adding in-house image search to DesignView, the UKIPO outlining its research priorities, and much more.

08 August 2023

Alt Legal confirms more acquisitions on the horizon after TM Cloud deal completes

Trademark technology firm Alt Legal has confirmed its acquisition of TM Cloud's docketing business in a move that further consolidates the trademark services market.

03 August 2023

“We have genuine passion” – how the Mars trademark team is upskilling to tackle new IP challenges

In an exclusive interview, Mars Wrigley's Philippe Claude reveals how the team is approaching new threats, including NFTs and cannabis-related products.

03 August 2023

Federal Circuit ruling emphasises influence of DuPont factors when evaluating similar marks

In reversing and remanding a TTAB decision, an appeal court has reaffirmed that carefully and accurately applying DuPont factors is critical in disputes involving similar registered and unregistered trademarks.

03 August 2023

The X files: register data reveals extent of Musk’s competition for new Twitter brand

Analysis of global register data reveals thousands of pre-existing X marks, including some owned by major tech rivals.

01 August 2023

“Count on me!”: the philosophy powering the Wyndham Hotels & Resorts trademark team to award-winning success

How the “small but mighty” Wyndham team manages an evolving roster of international brands.

31 July 2023

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