In a recent cosmetics trademark infringement decision, the US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has considered an issue of first impression concerning the Seventh Amendment right to a trial by jury.
The Re-examination and Evaluation Board of the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office has found that a colour combination mark for goods in Class 32 was confusingly similar to Red Bull’s colour and device marks.
The UK Intellectual Property Office has rejected an application to register THE PETS FACTOR for a variety of goods and services, including the production of TV shows, following opposition by the owners of earlier THE X FACTOR marks.
The EU General Court has confirmed that there was no likelihood of confusion between the figurative mark IOS FINANCE for financial services and the earlier figurative mark EOS for debt collection services.
In a case involving multinational retailer Carrefour, the Spanish Supreme Court has confirmed that under no circumstances can a trademark that is no longer used on the market seek protection.
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.