Last month a Turkish court ruled in favour of Harvard University in a case centred on the unauthorised licensing of the Harvard name. The legal team behind the case speak to WTR and offer takeaways for trademark professionals.
While legal know-how is critical for law firm practitioners, an understanding of the corporate business environment should not be underestimated. That is the message conveyed by Anna Panka, senior counsel at Bacardi, in an exclusive interview with WTR.
The decision of the EU General Court in Swemac Innovation AB v EUIPO highlights that the court will not admit new evidence on appeal and that it will strictly apply the acquiescence provisions under Article 54(2) of Regulation 207/2009.
In APT Training & Consultancy Ltd v Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Trust, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court has provided a useful reminder of the UK law relating to "use in the course of trade".
Sweden is one of the few European countries where a black-and-white mark is regarded as covering all colours. However, in a recent case involving two figurative marks, the Patent and Market Court has held that the scope of protection of the earlier mark was limited to its black-and-white representation.
In Sata GmbH & Co KG v EUIPO, the EU General Court has upheld a decision of the Third Board of Appeal of the EUIPO finding that a design representing a paint spray gun lacked individual character with regard to an earlier design.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has dismissed an appeal brought by the Republic of Poland in opposition proceedings concerning the figurative sign LUBELSKA and the earlier German word mark LUBECA.
In a dispute involving the licensing of a famous Italian trademark in the field of strategic business consulting, AMBROSETTI, the Court of Milan has addressed a number of issues relating to distinctiveness.
In Pandalis v EUIPO, the Court of Justice of the European Union has upheld a decision of the General Court finding that the trademark CYSTUS had not been put to genuine use for “food supplements not for medical purposes”.
In a welcome development for trademark owners, a new policy for the resolution of domain name disputes under the ‘.ua’ TLD will be launched on 19 March 2019.
The Kosovo Court of Appeals has confirmed that trademark owners have the right to prevent the unauthorised import and sale of goods bearing their trademarks, regardless of the goods’ authenticity.
In our latest round-up, we look at Brainbase raising money to bolster its licensing platform, the discovery of fake leukaemia drugs, the EUIPO turning to blockchain to fight counterfeiting, and much more.
In a newly-released report, the US Chamber of Commerce has ranked the United States as having the best overall IP protection of 50 leading economies, with the United Kingdom topping the trademark ranking.
The judgment of the EU General Court in Ilhan v EUIPO shows that a plea levelled at reasons which are included in a decision for the sake of completeness cannot result in the annulment of that decision.
The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court in London has found that Daniel Singh, ‘Warrior’ from the TV series Gladiator, infringed KBF Enterprises’ WARRIOR trademark for food supplements.