WTR is pleased to unveil the speaking faculty for Brand Protection Online Europe, taking place in London on 14 October 2019. Among the latest names revealed are experts from Daniel Wellington, Dyson, PayPal, Superdry and Tommy Hilfiger.
Last week CJS Holdings won an auction for the Charming Charlie IP portfolio, prevailing with a $1,125,000 bid. The sale, and plans to resurrect the retail brand, offer a number of strategic takeaways for trademark professionals.
The Swiss Federal Supreme Court has recently considered a trademark and unfair competition dispute between two companies that owned trademarks containing the element ‘OTTO’.
Multiple crowd-shipping platforms now allow the transport of small packaged goods to be handled by independent contractors. WTR looks into the potential challenge this may pose to brands and anti-counterfeiting professionals.
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A Korean government crackdown on alleged copycat brands has seen two businesses have offices shut down, and product seizures in shops operating overseas. WTR consulted Korean practitioners to ascertain how foreign brands need to adapt to stay safe of the campaign.
Peru’s Administrative Court of Appeals has dismissed an action for the cancellation of the mark TREBOL in Class 1 due to non-use, as the owner had demonstrated that the mark was a variation of the well-known figurative trademark TREBOL in Class 11.
The Swedish Patent and Market Court has upheld a decision of the Patent and Registration Office finding that there was a likelihood of confusion between Diamond Quest’s JOHN WHITE mark and JTI’s earlier JOHN SILVER marks for cigarettes.
In Honda Motor Co Ltd v Chongqing Hengsheng Xintai Trading Co Ltd, the Supreme People’s Court of China has, for the first time, defined the ‘relevant public’ in OEM cases as including all operators and consumers that may have access to OEM goods for export.