The general director of the Industrial Property Office has reversed a decision of the Trademark Office refusing to register SoulCycle’s trademark SOUL in Class 41 based on the earlier figurative trademark SOUL CAFÉ, also in Class 41.
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 a case of first impression, a district court has held that a party having once appealed a decision of the TTAB to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit cannot thereafter appeal the board’s decision on remand to a district court.
The High Court of New Zealand has put an end to the dispute between the International Olympic Committee and Tempting Brands over the trademark PIERRE DE COUBERTIN.
Two recent trademark cases in Benelux and the UK have landed significant blows to notorious millionaire Michael Gleissner’s unprecedented trademark activity. According to one expert, they clearly demonstrate that IP offices are “not a playground for vexatious parties”.
In our latest edition, we look at the EUIPO approving the Strategic Plan 2025, Nominet releasing its Criminality Report, WIPO kicking off a new case law publication series, and much more.
The appointed person has upheld a decision of the UKIPO finding that there was a likelihood of confusion between the figurative mark LIVINGDREAMS in Class 20 and earlier marks consisting of, or containing, the word ‘dreams’ in Classes 20, 24 and 35.
Zhihu is a new social media platform making inroads on the Chinese market. With doubts around the IP enforcement capabilities of the platform, WTR takes a closer look at the app with the help of brand protection experts in China.
In a victory for the Czech car manufacturer, the Re-examination and Evaluation Board has upheld Škoda Auto AS’s appeal against a decision of the Turkish Trademark and Patent Office refusing to register the mark SUEDIA for automobiles.
With the event just two weeks away, WTR is pleased to unveil the speaking faculty for Brand Strategy China – with experts from Dupont, LVMH, New Balance, Unilever and 3M featured.
In a case involving paintings by Belgian artist Cedric Peers, in which he depicted bottles using the well-known shape and label of Dom Pérignon champagne, the Benelux Court of Justice has considered the freedom of artists to use trademarks in their work.
Tottenham Hotspur has appointed José Mourinho as its new manager, and questions have arisen about trademarks owned by rival club Chelsea. Talking to WTR, one IP expert points to “potential” for issues between the two clubs.
In Bentley 1962 Ltd v Bentley Motors Ltd, the High Court of England and Wales has found that Bentley Motors, the well-known manufacturer of luxury vehicles, had infringed trademarks belonging to a small UK-based clothing company.