In Biolatte Oy v EUIPO, the EU General Court has upheld a decision of the EUIPO finding that the mark BIOLATTE was devoid of distinctive character for dietary supplements in Class 5.
Speaking exclusively to WTR, Raymond Marshall, general counsel for Guinness World Records, reveals how he juggles the family-friendly brand’s reputation and the threat of genericide.
The China National Intellectual Property Administration has recently recognised a decision involving the invalidation of a registered trademark based on forged application documents as a model case for 2018.
Alison McDade, senior trademark counsel at 7-Eleven, reveals why communication and integration are key to protecting the IP rights of the world’s largest convenience store franchise.
In Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd v Ajanta Pharma Ltd, the Delhi High Court has held that the strict similarity test for pharmaceutical brands set forth in Cadila also applies to nutraceutical brands.
The General Court of the European Union has upheld the decision of the EUIPO to invalidate the trademark registration for adidas’ three-stripe branding. We analyse the decision and look at reaction.
Lindesay Low, deputy director – legal at the Scotch Whisky Association, reveals how the company has upheld enforcement efforts amid Brexit chaos and why it remains confident in the face of international infringement, proving itself the worthy winner of WTR’s Not-for-Profit Organisation Team of the Year.
A Singapore boutique cake shop has successfully defended its registration for the mark THE PATISSIER (the French word ‘pâtissier’ means ‘pastry chef’) for a range of goods and services relating to bakery products.
The Malaysian Parliament has tabled a new Trademarks Bill 2019 which could bring about significant changes to the existing regime for trademark protection and enforcement in the country.
Restructuring can cause a number of headaches for a company, but the WTR Household and Consumer Goods Team of the Year, Reckitt Benckiser, has proven that adaptability and effective communication are the secret to ensuring that enforcement efforts remain uncompromised during times of upheaval.
In Kroma Makeup EU LLC v Boldface Licensing + Branding Inc, the US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has held that an exclusive foreign licensee lacked standing to sue for trademark infringement in the United States.
In a case involving a mark representing a cross on the side of a sports shoe, the Court of Justice of the European Union has confirmed that it was irrelevant to determine whether the mark at issue was a position or a figurative mark in order to assess its subject matter.
Uzbekistan has adopted a new law which introduces fines for the infringement of copyright and related rights, patents, utility models, industrial designs and company names, and doubles the existing fines for trademark infringement.