A new trademark regulation has entered into force in Albania, clarifying a range of issues raised by the changes to the Industrial Property Law introduced in March 2017.
The EU General Court has confirmed that there was a likelihood of confusion between US company France.com Inc’s FRANCE.COM mark and the French Republic’s earlier FRANCE mark.
In a significant decision, Slovenia’s Higher Court has, for the first time, granted protection to the trade dress of a restaurant based on unfair competition.
We look at a new law in China that could boost the fight against fakes, a comedian seeking over $100 million in infringement damages, a leaked email revealing “efforts to trademark Clean Meat”, and much more.
In our latest round-up, we take a look at how brands are embracing robot influencers, insights on how to combat malicious imposters, and much more.
In a victory for Christian Louboutin, the Court of Justice of the European Union has held that the colour red on the sole of a woman’s high-heel shoe is a position mark.
In Scotch Whisky Association v Klotz, the Court of Justice of the European Union has interpreted Articles 16(a) to (c) of Regulation 110/2008 on the protection of geographical indications for spirit drinks.
In a blow for rights holders, in Cartier International AG v British Telecommunications Plc the UK Supreme Court has decided that internet service providers should not bear the implementation costs for website blocking orders.
In our latest round-up, we look at various insights from ECTA’s 37th annual conference, how domain registrations for sports betting are on the rise, the Financial Times prevails in trademark dispute, and much more.
The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court in London has held that there was no passing off by a shop selling cacti under the name Prick of goodwill arising from tattooing services offered under the same name.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup gets underway in Russia today, and major brands have already kicked off efforts to benefit from the buzz. Meanwhile, the authorities have commenced policing for infringement, with cases already filed centred on the misuse of FIFA’s marks.
The UK Supreme Court has handed down its decision in the Cartier website blocking case, siding with internet service providers (ISPs) and ruling that brand owners should indemnify ISPs for the costs of implementing blocking injunctions.
The Law on Customs Measures for the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights has now entered into force in Kosovo, introducing important changes intended to align local customs procedures with Regulation 608/2013.
The EUIPO has released a new report, compiling research since 2013, to present a comprehensive and updated picture of the scope and impact of IP rights infringement in the European Union.
In Jack Daniel’s v BENI, the Kosovo Court of Appeals has ruled that the import and sale of genuine goods bearing registered trademarks without the trademark owner’s authorisation constitutes trademark infringement.