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 our latest edition, we look at the resolution of a trademark dispute between the Ramone family, brand loyalty rising, a vegan butcher taking on Nestlé at the USPTO, and much more.
JD.com is suing the China National IP Agency following the invalidation of five DOUBLE 11 marks. Alibaba, the third party in this case, argues that DOUBLE 11 – a reference to Singles’ Day in China – was created and used by the company as a trademark.
Bipartisan legislation to authorise US Customs and Border Protection to seize imported merchandise that infringes a design patent has been introduced by four US senators.
A ruling centred on Nike’s use of the ‘Sport Changes Everything’ slogan highlights the conundrum over when and where to seek registered protection for slogans, and the different approaches adopted by IP offices to ad campaign slogans.
The EU General Court has confirmed that there was a likelihood of confusion between the mark HAPPY MORENO CHOCO and Aldi’s earlier MORENO mark for Class 30 goods.
Next week, WTR will be hosting a free-to-access webinar, which will explore the trends that are expected to affect the e-commerce and IP landscape in 2020 and identify the key emerging online platforms that are set to disrupt the brand protection space.
The Barcelona Court of Appeal has held that Red Paralela had infringed Schweppes' Spanish SCHWEPPES marks by importing and commercialising Schweppes-branded tonics in Spain which had been manufactured in the United Kingdom by Coca-Cola, the owner of the UK SCHWEPPES marks.
In Dharampal Satyapal Sons Pvt Ltd v Singhal, the Delhi High Court has permanently restrained the defendants from using the mark PLUSS for sweets and declared that the plaintiff’s mark PULSE was well known under Sections 11(6) and (7) of the Trademarks Act.
The German Federal Court of Justice has held that an independent seller of spare parts had infringed Audi’s famous figurative mark by offering and selling radiator grilles featuring a mounting fixture in the shape of four rings.