In a landmark decision, the Shanghai Pudong District Court has awarded punitive damages equal to three times the proven damages to a foreign sportswear company.
In invalidity proceedings against the mark OUTSOURCE 2 INDIA, the Court of Justice of the European Union has confirmed that a finding of bad faith does not necessarily require the existence of earlier trademark rights.
The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court in London has referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union two questions on unregistered Community design rights which have been discussed in legal literature for years.
In another edition of our regular series on marketplaces across the world that reportedly engage in the trade of counterfeits, we head to the Central European nation of the Czech Republic.
Playing an integral role in managing Expedia Group's expansive portfolio is Jennifer Bollen, senior paralegal, who speaks to WTR about the challenge of managing a secret rebrand.
The EU General Court has held that the mark SIR BASMATI RICE would be recognised by a not insignificant part of the relevant public as directly and exclusively describing a well-known variety of savoury rice which is grown in India.
The general director of the Industrial Property Office has reversed a decision of the Trademark Office refusing to register SoulCycle’s trademark SOUL in Class 41 based on the earlier figurative trademark SOUL CAFÉ, also in Class 41.
In a case of first impression, a district court has held that a party having once appealed a decision of the TTAB to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit cannot thereafter appeal the board’s decision on remand to a district court.
The High Court of New Zealand has put an end to the dispute between the International Olympic Committee and Tempting Brands over the trademark PIERRE DE COUBERTIN.
Two recent trademark cases in Benelux and the UK have landed significant blows to notorious millionaire Michael Gleissner’s unprecedented trademark activity. According to one expert, they clearly demonstrate that IP offices are “not a playground for vexatious parties”.
The appointed person has upheld a decision of the UKIPO finding that there was a likelihood of confusion between the figurative mark LIVINGDREAMS in Class 20 and earlier marks consisting of, or containing, the word ‘dreams’ in Classes 20, 24 and 35.
Zhihu is a new social media platform making inroads on the Chinese market. With doubts around the IP enforcement capabilities of the platform, WTR takes a closer look at the app with the help of brand protection experts in China.
In a victory for the Czech car manufacturer, the Re-examination and Evaluation Board has upheld Škoda Auto AS’s appeal against a decision of the Turkish Trademark and Patent Office refusing to register the mark SUEDIA for automobiles.
In a case involving paintings by Belgian artist Cedric Peers, in which he depicted bottles using the well-known shape and label of Dom Pérignon champagne, the Benelux Court of Justice has considered the freedom of artists to use trademarks in their work.
In Bentley 1962 Ltd v Bentley Motors Ltd, the High Court of England and Wales has found that Bentley Motors, the well-known manufacturer of luxury vehicles, had infringed trademarks belonging to a small UK-based clothing company.