For the next edition of our series on physical marketplaces around the world that reportedly engage in the trade of counterfeit goods, we head back to Latin America and focus on Chile.
On 17 June 2019 significant amendments were introduced to the Trademarks Act with a view to bringing Canada’s trademark regime into line with the Nice Agreement, among others. This update provides some fee-based strategies to use under the amended act.
The Peruvian authorities have recently carried out one of the biggest-ever strikes against counterfeiters, raiding 120 informal establishments in the Polvos Azules shopping centre, a hotspot for fakes in Peru.
The decision of the Board of Appeal of the EUIPO in invalidity proceedings involving Hasbro Inc’s mark MONOPOLY marked a new approach in the application of the concept of ‘bad faith’ under Article 59(1)(b) of the Trademark Regulation.
As INTA’s annual Trademark Administrators and Practitioners meeting got underway in Berlin, WTR sat down with the conference co-chairs to explore how the legal community can better support, and benefit from, their paralegal colleagues.
In Tata Sia Airlines Ltd v Pilot 18 Aviation Book Store, the Delhi High Court has permanently restrained the defendants from using the trademark VISTARA and directed them to pay Rs200,000 in costs to the plaintiff.
In two recent cases, defensive EU trademarks belonging to adidas and Mastercard have been cancelled on the grounds of non-use.
The CEO of Chinese shopping agent Superbuy has vowed to work with brand owners to crack down on counterfeit goods. The pledge follows evidence that Superbuy is linked to another platform, WeGoBuy, that helps shoppers buy fake goods from China.
The Appeals Division of the Lithuanian State Patent Bureau has upheld an opposition filed by Goodlife Foods Limited against the registration of the figurative mark RIMI GOODLIFE by ICA AB.
The evolution of the air travel industry has blurred the line between premium and cost-conscious brands. There are problems for both on the horizon as social media puts reputations at risk and consumers call for more environmentally friendly modes of transportation.
In a rare loss for French fashion house Chanel, the Guangzhou IP Court has vacated a decision of the Haizhu District People’s Court in which the latter had found that the sale of jewellery in the shape of Chanel’s ‘double C’ logo constituted trademark infringement.
In opposition proceedings filed by Audi AG against the registration of the mark AUDITRAINING in Class 41, the National Trademark Office of Colombia has arguably misunderstood the concept of dilution of notorious trademarks.
WTR sat down with Beth Seals, general counsel at Zippo, to get the inside track on how her team ensures that the company’s products have real-world legal protections – and how these are brandished to fend off infringers.
The Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court has upheld a decision of the Patent and Trademark Office dismissing an invalidity action filed by Puma against a registered trademark consisting of a stripe.
Intellectual Property India has issued a notice calling on rights holders to notify it of errors on historical trademark certificates. One market expert tells WTR of the headaches that some rights holders have faced due to errors.