In the latest edition of our new series into fake goods around the world, we head to the beautiful Mediterranean island of Cyprus and focus on the counterfeit hotspots that rights holders should have on their enforcement radars.
In our latest edition, we look at Porsche revealing its brand protection secrets, Mastercard launching a blockchain program to track fake fashion, WIPO offering a mediation incentive, CNIPA opening a new office, and much more.
Mattel has wielded intellectual property to protect Barbie since her creation in 1959, building one of the most identifiable brands of the 20th century. Professor Dan Hunter notes that there are practical lessons to be learned from Mattel’s innovative enforcement strategies.
Pampered Chef, a world leader in the sale of premium kitchenware products, has succeeded at trial in defending trademark infringement, passing off and dilution and depreciation of goodwill claims brought by Canada's largest retailer, Loblaws.
The EU General Court has partially upheld a decision of the First Board of Appeal of the EUIPO finding that there was no likelihood of confusion between the word mark MANDO and earlier international registrations for the figurative mark MAN.
The EUIPO has partially invalidated McDonald’s EU trademarks for the ‘Mc’ prefix. As with the recent BIG MAC decision, McDonald’s was deemed to have submitted insufficient evidence to claim use for the disputed marks.
The Chilean Supreme Court has upheld a decision of the IP Court refusing an application for CLOS DE PIRQUE in Class 33 on the ground that the mark consisted of an EU ‘traditional term’ and a Chilean appellation of origin.
A recent judgment from Taiwan’s IP Appellate Court provides welcome clarification on the protection of well-known trademarks containing words that may otherwise be deemed to lack distinctiveness.
Draft regulations from the National Development and Reform Commission formalise China's changing stance on asserting punitive damages for IP rights infringement. The regulations are open for public comment until 12 August 2019.
In the next edition of our series highlighting the physical marketplaces that reportedly engage in the trade of counterfeit goods, we turn our attention to the locations in Kazakhstan that brand owners should have on their policing radar.
Everything we covered on WTR over the last 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 our latest round-up, we look at a win for adidas, the TTAB stubbing out federal marijuana trademarks again, a YouTube star attempting to sell fake goods as genuine, and much more.
The Company and IP Specialised Division of the Court of Milan has recognised the validity of Sisley’s selective distribution network and ordered Amazon, which is not part of Sisley’s network, to end its marketing of Sisley products.
The US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has confirmed that the mark GORILLA GYM, used by Velex Corporation for indoor pull-up bars and accessories, infringed PlayNation’s GORILLA PLAYSETS mark for outdoor children’s playsets.
In a decision that deviates from existing case law and administrative practice, the Oslo District Court has cancelled Fjällräven’s registered trademark G 1000 for goods in Class 25, holding that the mark was not used to communicate the commercial origin of the goods.