The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has vacated a decision of the TTAB, holding that the latter had "asked the wrong question" in determining the genericness of Coca-Cola’s ZERO mark.
In a case involving competitors in the dog bag market, the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has affirmed a summary judgment finding that no evidence had been presented from which a jury could infer that consumers were likely to be confused.
Research from the USPTO has revealed that registered trademark protection helps companies to grow, employ more people and innovate. Along with a slew of similar research findings, the study reinforces efforts to communicate the benefits of trademark rights.
In our latest report, we delve into Canada’s trademark landscape. We examine how a major overhaul of its trademark laws may lead to a clogged up register, take a look at filing and litigation trends, and much more.
Six major US trade associations have joined forces to send a letter warning that the Trump administration’s recent tariffs place “significant barriers on the fight against harmful fakes” and calls for an urgent rethink.
New data has revealed the leading trademark filers at the USPTO in 2017, with a Brooklyn-based doctor beating out major companies to lead the pack. One expert says “trademark league tables might not be dominated by large corporations in the future”.
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has affirmed in part and reversed in part a preliminary injunction prohibiting Skechers from selling shoes that allegedly infringed and diluted adidas’ trade dress and trademark.
In Variety Stores Inc v Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has reversed summary judgment in a trademark infringement dispute over the use of the term 'Backyard' on grills.
In a dispute over use of SLOPPY TUNA for a restaurant, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has addressed for the first time whether attorneys’ fees should be included in an award of costs.
A popular author has successfully registered a trademark for the term GRABBA THE TRUMP. Talking to World Trademark Review, the applicant states that he enjoys provoking major brands with his trademark applications.
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 a recent decision, the US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has dismissed an opposition even though the applicant did not have use in commerce at the time of filing the application and used a mocked-up specimen.
In Lucasfilm Ltd LLC v Ren Ventures Ltd a California federal court has recognised that trademark rights could arise from the use of a mark to identify a fictional board game in a popular literary genre.
Last night's WTR Industry Awards celebrated another year of excellence in corporate trademark practice. While we are in the awards mood, we thought we'd recognise the standout moments from the 2018 INTA Annual Meeting.
In Kim v Kimm, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has affirmed the dismissal of a complaint alleging a scheme to fraudulently bring a trademark infringement lawsuit.