The appointed person has put an end to a trademark dispute between Tailor & Cutter (Cambridge) Limited, a bespoke tailor based in England, and multinational retail corporation Walmart Apollo LLC.
In our latest edition, we look at a strategic partnership between Hogan Lovells and Anaqua, Elder Scrolls settling its video game trademark dispute, Siegel+Gale announce their new head of strategy, and much more.
In Zweirad-Center Stadler v EUIPO, the EU General Court has confirmed that there was a likelihood of confusion between two TRIUMPH word marks for goods in Classes 9, 12 and 25.
The High Court has upheld a decision of the UK Intellectual Property Office finding that the application for TRUMP TV, filed by ‘trademark troll’ Michael Gleissner in the name of Trump International Limited, had been made in bad faith.
Chinese social network TikTok is growing rapidly, with over 1 billion downloads in the past 12 months. For rights holders, it is a platform that needs to be on the radar, with research from WTR finding issues that brand owners should be aware of.
WTR has reported extensively on the massive trademark filing operation of multimillionaire businessman Michael Gleissner. For those not fully aware of this activity, we have put together an infographic that illustrates the potential impact for brands.
In our latest round-up, we look at a new study that finds 25% of online purchases are for fakes, the EU General Court ruling on a NEYMAR mark, counterfeit containers seized in Malta, tips on making a brand matter, and much more.
In a dispute between wine and spirits producers Kantina and Adol, the Slovenian Supreme Court has set aside the first and second-instance decisions, which had rejected a non-infringement action filed by Kantina on formal grounds.
The UK Intellectual Property Office has issued a somewhat unexpected decision in a case involving an application for the label mark GLENFIELD by an India-based drinks company owner, which was opposed by Scotch whisky distiller William Grant & Sons.
In Lupu v EUIPO, the EU General Court has confirmed that, within the context of opposition proceedings, relative grounds for refusal cannot be raised after the expiry of the term prescribed by law.
Spain’s EU Trademark Court has upheld a first-instance decision in which Equivalenza Retail SL had been sentenced for infringing various trademarks, owned by Hugo Boss, Gucci and Lacoste, among others, in the context of its smell-alike business.
The Swiss Federal Administrative Court has considered an opposition filed by US tech giant Apple against Swiss watchmaker Swatch’s application for the registration of the mark TICK DIFFERENT for Class 14 goods, including jewellery and watches.
When the EU Customs Regulation does not apply, rights holders can rely on the national provisions of the French IP Code. The French Customs Code will also apply to Customs and criminal procedures.
For civil enforcement against counterfeiting, an application must be made to the ordinary courts. Preliminary ex parte measures play an important role, but are admissible only for some of the remedies available. Claims for damages, for example, can be enforced within substantive proceedings only.
Seizures and detentions of counterfeit goods took place in significant volume in Greece during 2018. Large seizures also took place involving goods in transit to neighbouring countries of the Balkan peninsula.