A somewhat surprising – and widely criticised – decision from the Court of Justice of the European Union on the debranding and rebranding of goods in transit has provided trademark owners with a valuable tool for enforcing their IP rights.
A recent judgment in a dispute between Facebook and Tommy Hilfiger could have a significant impact on the fight against fakes.
In our latest edition, we look at a Wine Label IP Directory being launched, AB InBev being sued by a clothing brand for trademark infringement, The PCT Network going global, and much more.
In our latest round-up, we look at luxury brands focused on Chinese e-commerce platforms, IP Australia opening a public consultation on fees, Red Points receiving funding injection, and much more.
Senior IP counsel Joeri Mombers provides a detailed insider’s view of lighting giant Signify's "once in a lifetime" trademark project.
In our latest round-up, we look at Brainbase raising money to bolster its licensing platform, the discovery of fake leukaemia drugs, the EUIPO turning to blockchain to fight counterfeiting, and much more.
Highlights from our Managing Trademark Assets Europe event, wherein senior brand professionals shared insights on budget management, fighting counterfeits with limited resources, and more.
This week, both Europol and ICE reported record-breaking numbers in regard to takedowns of domain names selling counterfeit products. One expert tells us that infringers have found an easy solution to this temporary obstacle.
The EUIPO has released a new report, compiling research since 2013, to present a comprehensive and updated picture of the scope and impact of IP rights infringement in the European Union.
The European Court of Justice handed down its much-anticipated Coty judgment this week, ruling that brand owners may restrict the online sales of their products through third-party platforms.
The European Commission has presented a series of measures designed to ensure that IP rights are better protected, in a bid to spur innovation and creativity in EU-based companies.
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday having kick-started the online shopping season, government agencies and associated organisations have stepped up their anti-counterfeiting messaging and enforcement efforts.
The EUIPO has published the results of research into trademark infringing e-shops that utilise previously used domain names.
The EU Commission has come under fire for failing to to publish a €360,000 study of the economic costs of piracy – the report was only released after a member of the European Parliament obtained a copy following a freedom of information request. The report suggests that piracy has little negative effect on sales of copyrighted material, although the findings are slightly more nuanced than that headline conclusion. While it does not directly address the consequences of trademark infringement, it will stir up debate about the economic costs of counterfeiting.
Chanel SAS v EU Intellectual Property Office dealt with a registered Community design (RCD) intentionally devised to copy the Chanel monogram. The case demonstrates that rights holders are fighting back against the emerging counterfeiting trend of RCDs which look suspiciously similar to well-known designs and trademarks, and that the courts and IP offices are finally listening.