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 recent opposition proceedings, the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office has found that the trademark of a US burger chain was well known within the meaning of Article 6bis of the Paris Convention, even though it had not been used in Turkey.
A new tribunal has recently been inaugurated with a view to accelerating opposition proceedings in Nigeria.
In our latest round-up, we look at a new study finding few marketers are confident in consistent brand values, brands being warned of being too political, Diesel engaging in a trademark battle with a reality star, and much more.
In Société des Produits Nestlé SA v EUIPO, the EU General Court has added to the case law concerning the admissibility of new evidence submitted for the first time before the boards of appeal.
The likes of Apple, Dunkin’ Donuts, Microsoft and T-Mobile have all used third-party brands in domain names as part of creative marketing campaigns. Stephen Jadie Coates of Coates IP explores the dos and don’ts of using a competitor’s mark in a domain name.
The General Court has today confirmed the cancellation of the EU trademark consisting of the shape of the Rubik’s Cube, finding that the essential characteristics of the shape are necessary to obtain a technical result; therefore it could not be registered.
An exclusive WTR investigation reveals, for the first time, an estimated trademark portfolio of US president Donald Trump and his family. It finds applications in all four corners of the globe, with the activity described as “unprecedented”.
In Wanda Films v EUIPO, the EU General Court has found that the applicant had failed to prove that the parties’ marks coexisted peacefully on the relevant market and that such coexistence was due to an absence of a likelihood of confusion.
In the latest edition of our series on marketplaces that reportedly engage in the trade of counterfeit goods, we head to the Southeast Asian nation of Cambodia.
In our latest round-up, we look at Kanye West being denied a trademark for the term ‘Sunday Service’, adidas prevailing in Japan, the UK Intellectual Property Office notifying users of planned maintenance after Brexit, and much more.
China’s State Administration for Market Regulation has released new provisions on the regulation of trademark applications, expanding on how bad-faith filings will be defined and tackled.
The successor of an Argentinean company that manufactured glassware under the marks DURAX and DURAX TODA LA VIDA has obtained the cancellation of the Uruguayan mark DURAX for identical goods.
In Meso Private Limited v Liberty Shoes Ltd, the Division Bench of the Bombay High Court has dismissed Meso’s appeal against the single judge’s refusal to issue an injunction preventing Liberty from using the marks LEGEND and FLIRT for perfumes.
Argentina’s Civil and Commercial Federal Chamber of Appeals has developed a jurisprudence that changes the way in which the courts address the issue of likelihood of confusion.