As the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, WTR investigates how the worsening epidemic is having an impact on the production, delivery and monitoring of fake goods by counterfeiters and enforcement authorities in China.
In opposition proceedings involving the marks TC TOURING CLUB and TOURING CLUB ITALIANO, the General Court has considered the discretion of the Board of Appeal of the EUIPO to allow additional evidence of use submitted for the first time before it.
Will there be any change, either in terms of filing strategies or in terms of the practical guidance provided by the UK courts and Intellectual Property Office, following the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Sky v SkyKick?
Football teams and corporates are cashing in on brand value, but a changing industry means clubs need to use new methods to continue strengthening their presence and engagement levels.
The UK Intellectual Property Office has upheld US jewellery giant Tiffany & Co’s opposition against the registration of COTSWOLD LASHES BY TIFFANY by the owner of a small UK-based business.
In Urban Alley Brewery Pty Ltd v La Sirène Pty Ltd, the Federal Court of Australia has concluded that the trademark URBAN ALE for beer should be cancelled because it is descriptive of beer products produced in an inner-city location.
In opposition proceedings against the DERBY mark, the Turkish Court of Appeal has overturned decisions of the lower courts based on copyright infringement and the well-known status of the earlier mark – even though the opponent had not sought to rely on its copyright in the mark.
This week, INTA hosted its annual European Conference in Madrid, Spain. WTR is on the ground to bring you the key insights from the second day of the event.
The decision of the EU General Court in Grupo Textil Brownie SL v EUIPO highlights many of the key principles governing the assessment of the evidence of use of an earlier mark.
This week, the INTA is hosting its annual European Conference in Madrid, Spain. WTR is on the ground and we present key learnings and insights from the first day of the event.
A recent decision of the Seoul Central District Court in a case involving lookalike Chanel bags should encourage owners of products with famous shapes to consider taking more forceful steps to stop the sales of lookalikes in Korea.
In SkyWorld Development Sdn Bhd v Skyworld Holdings Bhd, the Malaysian Court of Appeal has held, for the first time, that an action for infringement can be based on the use of a registered mark as part of a trade or company name.
Singapore’s first opposition proceedings against an application for a collective mark highlight that collective marks have a different function than regular trademarks.
In the long-running dispute between ice cream manufacturers Emmessís ehf and Kjörís ehf, the Supreme Court of Iceland has upheld a First Appeal Court decision ordering the revocation of Kjörís ehf’s mark TOPPÍS for goods in Class 30.
In a victory for international outdoors clothing company Timberland, the Patent and Market Court has found that there was a likelihood of confusion between the mark TIMBERZ and the earlier mark TIMBERLAND for clothing.