In Roxtec AB v EUIPO, the EU General Court has upheld a decision of the Second Board of Appeal of the EUIPO finding that a figurative trademark depicting a black square containing seven concentric blue circles was invalid.
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In a decision that provides a warning to companies seeking to parody well-known brands, the UK Intellectual Property Office has upheld adidas's application for a declaration of invalidity of the device mark ADDICTED.
The US Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit has found that the district court had erred in finding that there was no likelihood of confusion between the mark AFFLICTION for apparel and the mark VAPE AFFLICTION for vaping accessories.
In the next part of our regular series on marketplaces around the world that reportedly engage in the trade of counterfeit goods, we head to the Mediterranean island of Malta.
In a case involving the mark #DARFERDAS?, the Court of Justice of the European Union has held that, when examining the distinctive character of a mark, all the likely types of use must be taken into account.
The EU General Court has overturned the denial of Volvo’s opposition against the registration of the mark V-WHEELS, holding that the EUIPO had incorrectly found that the relevant marks were dissimilar for the purposes of Article 8(5) of EU Regulation 2017/1001.
In the longstanding dispute between outdoor gear company Ortlieb and Amazon in Germany, the Federal Supreme Court has confirmed that the use of the trademark ORTLIEB by Amazon in online advertisements constituted trademark infringement.
In SRAM LLC v Huan Schen Sdn Bhd, the Malaysian Court of Appeal has seemingly expanded the concept of ‘use’ of a trademark to include extra-territorial use.
In our latest round-up, we look at CPA Global unveiling the latest version of its IP system, food brands being targeted by hackers, Metallica celebrating a trademark dispute win, and much more.
Brand and IP associations have used the comment period for the next USTR Notorious Markets List to call for the inclusion of WeChat. It comes at a time of heightened tension between the US government and Chinese tech companies.
The EU General Court has upheld a decision of the EUIPO finding that there was no likelihood of confusion between IRF’s figurative mark MEDIWELL and earlier WELL AND WELL marks belonging to Pharmadom.
In a continuation of our regular series on marketplaces around the world that reportedly engage in the trade of counterfeit goods, we head to Ecuador.
In civil proceedings brought by the owner of the mark VILKO TAKAS against UAB KF/SIK Vilko takas, the Lithuanian courts have considered the legal relationship between trademarks and corporate names, as well as the legal protection for domain names.