In Crocs Inc v Bata India, a Division Bench of the Delhi High Court has ruled in favour of Crocs Inc and held, somewhat controversially, that a passing-off action relating to a “registered design used as trademark” can be maintained.
The decision of the High Court of England and Wales in Juul Labs Inc v Quickjuul Ltd provides a rare example of a civil court imposing penal sanctions for contempt of court.
In Barrington Music Products Inc v Music & Arts Center, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has held that the mark owner was not entitled to an increased damages award after discovering that two of the defendants were not separate companies.
The European Union and the Mercosur bloc of countries have agreed a comprehensive trade agreement that includes significant IP provisions that rights holders should be aware of.
In our latest opinion column, we consider what impact China’s economic growth slowdown may have on ‘Made in China 2025’ and ‘Belt and Road’ – and, by extension, rights owners.
Multinational food and drink giant Nestlé has successfully opposed the registration in New Zealand for the 3D shape of Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain cereal.
In a new regular series, we highlight marketplaces across the world that reportedly engage in the trade of counterfeit goods. This week, we focus on hotspots in the Dominican Republic.
The Criminal Court No 15 of Valencia has sentenced the managers of a company in the souvenir industry for committing a crime against IP rights under with Article 273 of the Criminal Code.
A recent decision of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales highlights that the One in a Million case does not provide a remedy against cybersquatting per se: claimants must still demonstrate goodwill or reputation in the mark contained in the domain name.
In Gibson Brands Inc v EUIPO, the EU General Court has confirmed the partial declaration of invalidity of a three-dimensional sign representing Gibson’s iconic V-shaped electric guitar body.
A recent decision of the appointed person serves as a reminder that, while there is a desire for procedural economy in trademark proceedings, taking such measures, if not done correctly, can cause significant delays.
The latest data from Lex Machina reveals that 2,289 trademark litigation actions were filed in the United States in the first half of 2019, up 12% year-on-year. If current trends continue, it will represent a four-year high.
In a case involving Italian menswear brand Brioni, China’s Trademark Review and Adjudication Board has held the determination of whether a registration has been acquired by "other illegitimate means" must be based on both qualitative and quantitative considerations.
Juggling global operations spread out among affiliates can be a daunting task but open communication, company-wide interaction and knowledge sharing allows these trademark professionals to manage an impactful and efficient portfolio.
Minor and sometimes undisclosed changes in the practice of Thailand's Trademark Office have recently been revealed. These changes should be closely monitored as they can have a substantial effect on applicants and the trademark registration process generally.