In a dispute involving travel portals Ezeego and Make My Trip, the Bombay High Court has refused to quash an order for issuance of summons passed by the Magistrate’s Court in criminal proceedings for trademark infringement.
In Viridis Pharmaceutical Ltd v EUIPO, the Court of Justice of the European Union has confirmed that there was no genuine use of Viridis’ trademark BOSWELAN on a pharmaceutical product nor proper reasons for non-use.
The discussion of geographical indications (GIs) in Australia has recently heated up as IP protection is a focus of the forthcoming Australia-EU Free Trade Agreement. Here is what Australian producers need to know.
In our latest edition, we look at New Zealand joining TMclass, the Singapore IPO bolstering innovation ties with Kazakhstan, a GI deal between Switzerland and Georgia coming into force, and much more.
In a special two-part edition of our series on physical marketplaces around the world that reportedly engage in the trade of counterfeit goods, we head to Brazil.
The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement, which was signed on 30 June 2019, has been described by the European Union as “the most ambitious free trade deal ever concluded with a developing country”. The agreement is expected to bring many changes to Vietnam’s IP regulations.
In Mitolo Wines Aust Pty Ltd v Vito Mitolo & Son Pty Ltd, the Federal Court of Australia has found that use of the name V. Mitolo and Son infringed trademark registrations for the mark MITOLO in relation to wine.
In a promising development, the Court of Appeal of The Hague has set up a confidentiality club to allow the alleged infringer to submit confidential information in trademark proceedings.
In our latest round-up, we look at the CEO of WeWork returning a “trademark payment” to the company, Ariana Grande suing Forever 21, debate over dropping word marks, and much more.
Reaction to the Court of Justice of the European Union ruling in favour of plaintiffs suing online infringers in the member state they acquired the product.
In SportFuel Inc v PepsiCo Inc, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has upheld a summary judgment decision for the defendants based on fair use of a descriptive expression, despite the plaintiff’s trademark registrations of the same expression.
This week's Football Against Fakes 2019 event discussed anti-counterfeiting work in the sports industry. In an exclusive guest post, brand protection consultant Stephen Connolly reveals insights from the event and takeaways for brand owners.
The UK Intellectual Property Office has shed new light on its Brexit preparations, which has led to a renewed call for the position of UK trademark attorneys in the event of a no-deal Brexit to be addressed “as a matter of urgency”.
A new Singapore High Court decision involving the use of the term ‘tartan’ on whisky bottles has clarified the limits of the country’s 1999 Singapore Geographical Indications Act. Talking exclusively to WTR, the Scotch Whisky Association describes the decision as “very welcome”.
The chief executive of branding firm Eat My Words, Alexandra Watkins, talks to WTR about the challenges that companies face when identifying new brand names in a world where millions of new trademark applications are filed annually.