In Gibson Brands Inc v EUIPO, the EU General Court has confirmed the partial declaration of invalidity of a three-dimensional sign representing Gibson’s iconic V-shaped electric guitar body.
In a major upcoming investigation, WTR will look at the scourge of trademark solicitation scams. Today we ask readers to share their experience of spurious trademark invoices.
A recent decision of the appointed person serves as a reminder that, while there is a desire for procedural economy in trademark proceedings, taking such measures, if not done correctly, can cause significant delays.
In adidas AG v EUIPO, the EU General Court has confirmed that adidas’ three-stripe mark was invalid as a result of its lack of distinctiveness, whether inherent or acquired through use.
A ruling from the First Appeal Court of Iceland cancelling the trademark TOPPÍS brings to an end a years-long dispute between two manufacturers of ice cream.
The appointed person has upheld a UKIPO decision finding that there was a likelihood of confusion between GO-KIDZ in Classes 3, 5, 10 and 21 and earlier GO marks in Classes 5 and 21.
The Barcelona Court of Appeal has revoked a first-instance judgment which had dismissed the claims filed by the owner and licensee of the MUSTELA mark against its former distributor and various other companies.
The EU General Court has confirmed that there was no likelihood of confusion between AC Milan’s figurative mark AC MILAN in Class 43 and earlier marks containing the element ‘AC’ owned by hotel chain Marriott.
The Irish controller of patents, designs and trademarks has upheld that Mars’ opposition against Cadbury’s application for the registration of the mark FINGERS for chocolate, confectionery and biscuits in Class 30.
In an exclusive guest post, António Corte-Real from Simões Garcia Corte-Real & Associados reveals some of the key takeaways from WIPO’s recent geographical indications event.
The landmark EU-Vietnam Trade Agreement has been officially signed. Talking to WTR, IP practitioners claim that the agreement will lead to significant changes to the trademark, design and GI system in Vietnam.
Following a request for a preliminary ruling on the interpretation of Article 4(1)(b) of Directive 2008/95, the Court of Justice of the European Union has considered the effects of a disclaimer on the extent of protection of an earlier mark.
In a blow to multinational hospitality company Marriott Worldwide Corporation, the appointed person has confirmed that there was no likelihood of confusion between JACHOTELS and Marriott’s earlier marks AC HOTELS and AC HOTEL.
In Pet King Brands Inc v EUIPO, the EU General Court has annulled in part a decision of the EUIPO in opposition proceedings involving the marks SUIMOX and ZYMOX in Class 5.
Daniel Zohny, IP head at FIFA, looks back at the intense workload taken on by his team during the 2018 World Cup and looks forward to the next tournament as the worthy winner of WTR’s Sports, Entertainment and Media Team of the Year.