Following the signing of major legislation, Myanmar’s IP environment is on the cusp of transformation. We provide an insider’s view on how law firms can position themselves to capitalise on inbound work from major international brands.
Nigeria has long been a challenging jurisdiction in which to obtain and enforce registered trademark rights. Recent changes represent significant and positive steps forward, as issues are finally being addressed.
In Luciano Sandrone v EUIPO, the EU General Court has considered the conceptual comparison between signs containing a surname or first name and recognised that the case law is unsettled on this point.
A group of senior trademark and brand professionals recently convened in New York to discuss strategies for protecting, enforcing and monetising fashion and luxury brands. This special report details some of the key points and presents essential takeaways.
In a surprising decision, the UK Intellectual Property Office has held that there is no likelihood of confusion between the marks ZARA and ZOHARA, despite considering the majority of the respective goods to be identical and similar.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has confirmed that there was no likelihood of confusion between a figurative sign including the element ‘Fl’ and a heart symbol and the earlier figurative mark FLY.DE for identical and similar goods and services.
In a recent cosmetics trademark infringement decision, the US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has considered an issue of first impression concerning the Seventh Amendment right to a trial by jury.
The Re-examination and Evaluation Board of the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office has found that a colour combination mark for goods in Class 32 was confusingly similar to Red Bull’s colour and device marks.
The UK Intellectual Property Office has rejected an application to register THE PETS FACTOR for a variety of goods and services, including the production of TV shows, following opposition by the owners of earlier THE X FACTOR marks.
The EU General Court has confirmed that there was no likelihood of confusion between the figurative mark IOS FINANCE for financial services and the earlier figurative mark EOS for debt collection services.
In a case involving multinational retailer Carrefour, the Spanish Supreme Court has confirmed that under no circumstances can a trademark that is no longer used on the market seek protection.
In Crocs Inc v Bata India, a Division Bench of the Delhi High Court has ruled in favour of Crocs Inc and held, somewhat controversially, that a passing-off action relating to a “registered design used as trademark” can be maintained.
Welcome to this week’s WTR Sunday Supplement, presenting everything we covered 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.
The decision of the High Court of England and Wales in Juul Labs Inc v Quickjuul Ltd provides a rare example of a civil court imposing penal sanctions for contempt of court.
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