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14 January 2020

Amazon law enforcement data pledge, Muji trademark blow, and Lazada IP takedown stats: news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Italian football club Fiorentina taking the lead in blockchain anti-counterfeiting, a SUSSEX ROYAL application being filed at the USPTO, the EUIPO launching its annual user satisfaction survey, and much more.

14 January 2020

Supreme Court provides guidance on assessment of evidence in trademark cancellation action

In a cancellation action involving the mark MI COPILOTO, the Chilean Supreme Court has considered whether uncertified copies could be admitted as evidence of a trademark’s reputation.

13 January 2020

Dell successful in two UDRP proceedings involving ‘.co’ domain names

Dell has recently prevailed in two UDRP proceedings involving ‘.co’ domain names consisting of its DELL trademark and a generic word.

13 January 2020

Seventh Circuit formally adopts <em>Octane Fitness</em> standard for trademark cases

The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has joined its sister circuits in holding that the Supreme Court standard for awarding attorney’s fees in patent cases, set forth in Octane Fitness, was equally applicable to attorney’s fees claims under the Lanham Act.

12 January 2020

Trademark litigation data trends, the future of the Sussex Royal brand, TikTok takedowns, Bruce Lee infringement fight, and much more.

Everything we covered on WTR over the past 12 days – and all you need to know from the world of trademarks to set yourself up for the start of another busy week.

10 January 2020

CANNABIS decision: coffee and (space) cakes at the General Court

In Conte v EUIPO, the EU General Court has confirmed that the mark CANNABIS STORE AMSTERDAM was contrary to public policy or to accepted principles of morality under Article 7(1)(f) of EU Regulation 2017/1001.

09 January 2020

Five counterfeit hotspots in Belarus that brand owners must be aware of

In the latest installment in our regular series on marketplaces around the world that are reportedly notorious for being counterfeit havens, we head to Belarus.

09 January 2020

Blow for Chanel as district court holds that rebottling is not an act of infringement 

In ScentWish Ltd v Chanel, the Tel Aviv District Court has held that the rebottling of CHANEL® perfumes does not constitute trademark infringement under the ‘genuine description’ exception provided for by Section 47 of the Trademarks Ordinance.

09 January 2020

Over 3,000 units of fake spirits and alcoholic beverages seized before end-of-year festivities

On 10 December 2019 the Peruvian National Police, through its IP crime division, seized over 3,000 bottles of suspected counterfeit spirits and alcoholic beverages.

08 January 2020

Cookie crumbles against injunction granted to terminated trademark licensee

In Mrs Fields Franchising LLC v MFGPC, the US Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit has reversed the district court’s grant of a preliminary injunction after termination of the exclusive licence between the parties.

08 January 2020

CJEU finds genuine use of EU collective mark for packaging waste system

In Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Deutschland GmbH v EUIPO, the Court of Justice of the European Union has given guidance on the genuine use of collective marks, setting aside the judgment of the General Court.  

07 January 2020

TikTok transparency report reveals positive data for IP owners

Chinese video-sharing social platform TikTok has released its first legal transparency report, revealing that it removes content for IP infringement at a higher rate than Facebook.

07 January 2020

CNIPA: use of recycled beer bottle with exposed original trademark is illegal

The China National Intellectual Property Administration has indicated that, when the trademark embossed on a bottle cannot be removed, the recycler should cover the trademark with another label in order to render the mark invisible.

07 January 2020

Have your say on critical trademark industry trends and emerging brand protection challenges

WTR is inviting trademark professionals across the globe to participate in our annual Global Trademark Benchmarking Survey, which measures the pulse of the industry and tracks the latest trends.

06 January 2020

CJEU on geographical designations of origin: German ‘<em>Balsamico</em>’ is permitted

The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that the protection of the name 'Aceto Balsamico di Modena' does not extend to the use of the non-geographical terms 'aceto' and 'balsamico'.