The appointed person has upheld an appeal against a decision of the UKIPO hearing officer in which the latter had found that there was no likelihood of confusion between the mark PINKIES in Class 14 and the earlier mark PIMKIE in Classes 9, 14 and 35.
While a relatively young brand, Uber faces the gamut of IP risks – from phishing to genericism. Rafa Gutierrez explains how he keeps the platform’s IP fully protected.
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.
The EU General Court has dismissed an appeal by Piaggio, the manufacturer of the Vespa LX scooter, which had applied for a declaration of invalidity of Zhejiang Zhongneng Industry Group's registered Community design for its scooter.
In our latest round-up, we look at the US and Singapore IP regimes being recognised in a new index, the most visible brand logo online, Netflix being accused of trademark dilution by Mossack Fonesca, and much more.
Mattel Inc has obtained the cancellation of the mark БАРБІ (‘BARBI’ in Cyrillic) in Classes 29, 30 and 32, thereby removing the obstacle to the registration of its BARBIE mark in Classes 8, 29, 30 and 32.
In Vafo Praha sro v EUIPO, the EU General Court has annulled a decision of the Fourth Board of Appeal of the EUIPO finding that there was no likelihood of confusion between the marks MEATLOVE and CARNILOVE.
Amazon has issued a strongly worded response to the American Apparel & Footwear Association’s call for a number of its non-US platforms to be included in the next Office of the US Trade Representative's Notorious Markets List.
In response to a petition for rehearing, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has vacated part of an earlier precedential decision noting the lack of preclusive effect of trademark decisions issued by the International Trade Commission.
In our latest round-up, we look at Saks partnering with Authentic Brands to acquire Barneys, the Consortium for Common Food Names being granted observer status at WIPO, the UKIPO publishing advice on IP rights after Brexit, and much more.
WTR held its inaugural Brand Protection Online Europe in London yesterday, which featured speakers from brands including Alibaba, PayPal, Superdry and Tommy Hilfiger. We share a variety of takeaways from the day.
In a case involving fake goods bearing the ADIDAS trademark and Disney characters, Peru’s Second IP Criminal Court has sentenced the defendant to an effective imprisonment term of four years.
Recently published regulations in South Africa make provision for the registration of GIs that identify agricultural products as originating in South Africa or in a foreign country.
In the latest edition of our regular series on marketplaces around the world that reportedly engage in the trade of counterfeit goods, we head to Argentina.
In Roxtec AB v EUIPO, the EU General Court has upheld a decision of the Second Board of Appeal of the EUIPO finding that a figurative trademark depicting a black square containing seven concentric blue circles was invalid.