A recent decision under the UDRP highlights the tension between speculating in domain names composed of descriptive terms for their perceived inherent value, and the interests of trademark holders who hold trademark rights in such terms.
Welcome to this week’s WTR Sunday Supplement, presenting everything we covered over the last seven days – and all you need to know from the world of trademarks to set yourself up for the start of another busy week.
The decision of the High Court of England and Wales in Juul Labs Inc v Quickjuul Ltd provides a rare example of a civil court imposing penal sanctions for contempt of court.
A recent decision of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales highlights that the One in a Million case does not provide a remedy against cybersquatting per se: claimants must still demonstrate goodwill or reputation in the mark contained in the domain name.
A recent UDRP decision involving the domain name ‘absainsurance.com’ underlines the fact that brand owners should avoid using a privacy service to register domain names unless there are sound business reasons for doing so.
WTR announces the first speakers for Brand Protection Online Europe, taking place in London on 14 October 2019. Among the first names revealed are trademark experts from Alibaba, BP, Tonino Lamborghini, and more.
Recent reports have put a spotlight on phishing directed at law firms and solicitors. While not a new phenomenon, the coverage highlights a significant problem that is not going away, and one that firms must be quick to tackle.
The Cour de Cassation – the highest French court – has confirmed the Versailles Court of Appeal decision ordering the transfer of three domain names infringing the trademark of the French department of Saône-et-Loire.
Christopher George, director of trademarks and brands at Technology and Consumer Electronics Team of the Year Intel, has spoken to WTR about the difficulties his team faces when tasked with protecting the brands of so-called ‘ingredient’ tech components, rather than final products.
In our latest round-up, we look at British Airways being hit with a sky-high fine for a GDPR violation, counterfeit seizures in South Africa and Tanzania, China’s trademark office growth continuing, and much more.
In our latest round-up, we look at IP Australia announcing examination delays, the Portuguese registry updating its fees, the Crips street gang apologising for a trademark dispute, and much more.
In an exclusive guest post, António Corte-Real from Simões Garcia Corte-Real & Associados reveals some of the key takeaways from WIPO’s recent geographical indications event.
In a recent decision under the UDRP, a three-member panel has refused to transfer the domain name ‘incanto.com’ to Incanto Fashion Group and entered a finding of reverse domain name hijacking.
In our latest round-up, we look at the Lazada Group joining Alibaba’s IP protection platform, UKIPO granting its first multimedia mark, new Benelux director general begins, and much more.
Researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel have looked at how advanced AI tools will transform the way in which trademark searches are conducted in the future – and, in an exclusive guest post, expand on what this means for trademark practitioners.