Social media platforms are suffering a significant uplift in illicit activity from counterfeiters taking advantage of the Black Friday buzz – with Instagram identified as particularly problematic in recent weeks.
In a landmark decision, the Shanghai Pudong District Court has awarded punitive damages equal to three times the proven damages to a foreign sportswear company.
In invalidity proceedings against the mark OUTSOURCE 2 INDIA, the Court of Justice of the European Union has confirmed that a finding of bad faith does not necessarily require the existence of earlier trademark rights.
The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court in London has referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union two questions on unregistered Community design rights which have been discussed in legal literature for years.
In our latest round-up, we look at INTA electing its 2020 president, US Customs confiscating nearly 20,000 fake watches, a change at the Palestine registry, WIPO marking its 1.5 millionth international registration, and much more.
In another edition of our regular series on marketplaces across the world that reportedly engage in the trade of counterfeits, we head to the Central European nation of the Czech Republic.
Playing an integral role in managing Expedia Group's expansive portfolio is Jennifer Bollen, senior paralegal, who speaks to WTR about the challenge of managing a secret rebrand.
The EU General Court has held that the mark SIR BASMATI RICE would be recognised by a not insignificant part of the relevant public as directly and exclusively describing a well-known variety of savoury rice which is grown in India.
The general director of the Industrial Property Office has reversed a decision of the Trademark Office refusing to register SoulCycle’s trademark SOUL in Class 41 based on the earlier figurative trademark SOUL CAFÉ, also in Class 41.
Everything we covered on WTR over the past seven days – and all you need to know from the world of trademarks to set yourself up for the start of another busy week.
In a case of first impression, a district court has held that a party having once appealed a decision of the TTAB to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit cannot thereafter appeal the board’s decision on remand to a district court.
The High Court of New Zealand has put an end to the dispute between the International Olympic Committee and Tempting Brands over the trademark PIERRE DE COUBERTIN.
Two recent trademark cases in Benelux and the UK have landed significant blows to notorious millionaire Michael Gleissner’s unprecedented trademark activity. According to one expert, they clearly demonstrate that IP offices are “not a playground for vexatious parties”.
In our latest edition, we look at the EUIPO approving the Strategic Plan 2025, Nominet releasing its Criminality Report, WIPO kicking off a new case law publication series, and much more.