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05 April 2019

Beijing High Court rejects Thermos’ appeal in invalidation proceedings

The Beijing High Court has put an end to Thermos’ efforts to invalidate the mark TILIR THERMO VOGUE, registered by a Chinese company over a decade ago for goods in Class 21, including vacuum bottles.  

04 April 2019

Managing a merger: exclusive interview with Marriott’s Elizabeth Regan

Marriott International’s vice president and assistant general counsel for global intellectual property reveals her approach to managing trademarks for the company’s 30 hospitality brands and how her team handled the company’s acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

04 April 2019

Blow for Hyundai as Court of Appeal upholds opposition against KONA mark for automobiles

In a blow to the South Korean multinational automobile manufacturer, the French Court of Appeal has confirmed that there was a likelihood of confusion between Hyundai’s mark KONA for “automobiles” and the earlier mark KONA for “bicycles”.

03 April 2019

“Enough is enough” – content creators vow to work with USPTO to fight back against trademark bullies

In an exclusive interview, the founder of a rapidly-growing group of content creators speaks about challenging “trademark bullies” and “frivolous applications” through evidence-gathering, protest letters and cancellation actions. 

01 April 2019

General Court emphasises functionality in establishing a “close connection” and similarity

In Xiaomi Inc v EUIPO, Chinese electronics company Xiaomi has claimed a partial win in front of the EU General Court in a case relating to a conflict between two identical figurative trademarks.

29 March 2019

CJEU: decorative motifs are eligible for trademark registration

In Textilis Ltd v Svenskt Tenn AB, which involved a trademark consisting of two-dimensional decorative motifs, the Court of Justice of the European Union has issued a preliminary ruling on the interpretation of Article 7(1)(e)(iii) of Regulation 207/2009.

29 March 2019

Federal Circuit: TTAB must consider all relevant <em>DuPont</em> factors

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has remanded a case back to the TTAB, finding that the latter had not properly considered all relevant DuPont factors when confirming the refusal to register the mark GUILD MORTGAGE COMPANY.

28 March 2019

High Court revokes Easygroup’s EASYOFFICE marks for non-use

In a blow to Easygroup, the High Court of England and Wales has upheld the decision of a UKIPO hearing officer revoking two EASYOFFICE marks for non-use.

28 March 2019

How Signify’s IP team undertook its global rebrand from Philips Lighting: exclusive interview

Senior IP counsel Joeri Mombers provides a detailed insider’s view of lighting giant Signify's "once in a lifetime" trademark project.

28 March 2019

Good news for trademark owners and professionals as first-ever registry case report is released

In a welcome development for trademark owners, lawyers and agents, the Nigerian Trademark Registry has announced the release of the first-ever compendium of opposition rulings delivered by the Trademarks Tribunal.

28 March 2019

How counterfeiters are using “secret stores” to hide from online marketplace takedowns

An investigation from WTR has found that counterfeit sellers on online marketplaces are setting up so-called “secret stores” to avoid increasingly sophisticated takedown measures. 

27 March 2019

General Court rules on genuine use of figurative trademark MEBLO

In Meblo Trade doo v EUIPO, the EU General Court has confirmed that the owner of the mark MEBLO had proved genuine use of the mark for certain goods and services in Classes 20 and 35.

26 March 2019

Victory for Nestlé as Supreme Court recognises broader scope of protection afforded to famous marks

The Chilean Supreme Court has recognised the wide scope of protection afforded to famous trademarks in opposition proceedings involving Gloria SA’s application for GLORIA FOODS and Nestlé’s earlier mark GLORIA.

26 March 2019

CJEU upholds cancellation of Community design based on figurative Tic Tac container mark

In BMB sp z oo v EUIPO, the Court of Justice of the European Union has assessed the likelihood of confusion between a registered Community design and an earlier figurative mark for an empty container of Tic Tac sweets bellowing to Ferrero SpA.

25 March 2019

Polo logo appeal dismissed: the importance of evidence of use and registrations

The EUIPO Board of Appeal has decided that a declaration of invalidity filed by Style & Taste against Polo/Lauren’s polo logo did not contain sufficient evidence to support the claim.