Last week, WTR hosted the fourth annual Brand Strategy China in Shanghai. The event saw domestic and international brand owners, as well as representatives from associations, online platforms and government agencies. We present some of the key takeaways from a busy day of discussions.
The Canadian, Mexican and US governments have signed an amended version of the USMCA, meaning that ratification is a significant step closer – with the deal highlighting what IP concessions the Trump Administration will expect in future trade deals.
In a blow to German supermarket chain Lidl, the Swiss Federal Administrative Court has confirmed that the figurative mark ESMARA SEE YOU IN PARIS was deceptive.
The EU General Court has confirmed that there is no likelihood of confusion between the mark DERMOFAES ATOPIMED in Classes 1, 3 and 5, and the earlier word mark DERMOWAS in Classes 3 and 5.
We highlight the implications of a developing dispute in India, where a court recently issued a blocking order directing Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter to take down and remove, on a global basis, particular defamatory videos.
In our latest round-up, we look at a law firm launching a new trademark monitoring tool, some of the brand protection trends to expect in 2020, how Chinese trademark applications are on the rise in Canada, and much more.
In Disney's Frozen 2, main character Anna is seen wearing red-bottomed boots, with some claiming a similarity to the iconic footwear of fashion brand Christian Louboutin. We speak with IP experts on the issues potentially at play.
Hero AG’s opposition against the mark KITCHEN HEROES K based on its earlier mark HERO has had different outcomes in Lithuania and at the European Union Intellectual Property Office.
Experts from Powell Gilbert consider two recent cases involving owners of luxury brands that serve to clarify the scope of protection of premium brands.
Following a reference for a preliminary ruling by the procurator general of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, the Court of Justice of the European Union has put an end to uncertainty regarding the interpretation of Article 90(1) of Regulation 6/2002.