In Užstato sistemos administratorius VŠĮ v EUIPO, the EU General Court has confirmed that there was a likelihood of confusion between two purely figurative marks for recycling-related services.
A recent case which went all the way to the Irish Court of Appeal illustrates the difficulties faced by new market entrants when trying to come up with a safe name to avoid potential action from existing market leaders.
Following a long-running legal battle between German car manufacturer BMW and a Berlin-based real estate company over the latter’s use of the logo HGHI BMW, BMW has been successful on appeal before the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg.
In our latest edition, we look at INTA and the National Trade Foundation for Education partnering up to spread the anti-counterfeiting message, a study highlights how brands need to showcase their authenticity, and much more.
There have been numerous reports of fake media accounts spreading conspiracy theories around the Notre Dame Cathedral fire. Such activity around major events is a reminder of the significant challenge that IP practitioners face.
The decision of the EU General Court in Prim SA v EUIPO is likely to influence how the errors and/or omissions of opposing parties will be handled, knowing that keeping quiet about such issues in EUIPO proceedings may ultimately backfire.
In Bayerische Motoren Werke AG v BMW Telecommunications Ltd, the existence of an infringing company name on the UK companies register was sufficient for BMW to be granted summary judgment in its claims for passing off and trademark infringement.
In an exclusive interview with WTR, Joseph Conklin, senior vice president and global deputy general counsel for beauty company Coty Inc, has revealed how he approaches brand rights enforcement and ensures cross-company collaboration.
In IQ Group Holdings Bhd v EUIPO, the EU General Court has provided valuable guidance on the assessment of the similarity of goods and services, especially with regard to distribution channels and the sale of products online.
In Julius-K9 Zrt v EUIPO, the EU General Court has clarified how to assess the dominant and distinctive character of the elements that make up a composite trademark in the context of an opposition based on Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation 2017/1001.
Legislative Decree 15/2019, which implements the EU Trademarks Directive (2015/2436), entered into force on 23 March 2019. This update reviews the main novelties that mark owners and practitioners should be aware of.
Car manufacturer BMW has successfully prevented Finland-based rim manufacturer Vannetukku.fi Oy from using signs similar to its famous automotive trademarks for car parts.
Denmark’s amended Trademark Act came into force at the start of 2019, maintaining the possibility of establishing a trademark right through use - in particular, parties must be able to prove that such use is of more than local significance. This is something that caused difficulties in a recent case involving two similar restaurant marks.
In our latest round-up, we look at Stella McCartney prevailing in a trademark dispute, Lego being named the United Kingdom’s favourite brand, the Mexican Industrial Property Office announcing a new electronic notification service, and much more.
Following an application by an individual, the Turkish Constitutional Court has considered whether the freedom of expression is violated by an order blocking the access to a website for an indefinite period of time.