Less than a year into Christian Archambeau’s tenure as executive director, the EUIPO is laying the groundwork for future expansion. World Trademark Review’s annual focus on the office assesses current operations, reveals the most proactive filers and explores how the agency is taking a global view of trademarks.
The appointed person has upheld a UKIPO decision finding that there was a likelihood of confusion between GO-KIDZ in Classes 3, 5, 10 and 21 and earlier GO marks in Classes 5 and 21.
Digital banking giant Monzo announced last month it will be launching in the United States. While this is a significant move for the fledgling company, its trademark portfolio shows it is still well in the start-up phase.
In a blow to multinational hospitality company Marriott Worldwide Corporation, the appointed person has confirmed that there was no likelihood of confusion between JACHOTELS and Marriott’s earlier marks AC HOTELS and AC HOTEL.
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.
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.
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.
On Monday, the Court of Justice of the European Union holds a hearing in the closely followed Skykick case. We look at how this case could have a significant impact on trademark practice.
Research from WTR finds that entities related to serial trademark filer Michael Gleissner owe costs in nearly 30 separate UK legal cases, accounting for 37% of all unpaid costs at the UK Intellectual Property Office since the start of 2018.
Sophie Bodet, vice president of legal brand protection and IP services at GSK, tells WTR about how recent collaborations between the patent and brand teams have delivered tangible efficiencies to the wider business – evidencing the return on investment of internal cooperation.
With today’s World Intellectual Property Day celebrating the importance of IP in sports, research conducted by WTR finds that Manchester United has the most significant trademark portfolio of any global football club.
Game of Thrones producer HBO has suffered another defeat before the UK Intellectual Property Office: following on from a decision in which registration of GAME OF STONES was allowed for beer, the office has rejected HBO’s opposition against GAME OF VAPES for tobacco products.
A trademark dispute between luxury tea companies Mariage Frères and TWG Tea Company over the mark SAKURA SAKURA! in the United Kingdom has been settled by a decision of the appointed person.
A trademark for the term TRUMP TV, owned by “infamous trademark troll” Michael Gleissner, has been rejected. As part of the case, the comptroller general of the UK registry decried Gleissner’s “gaming” of the trademark system.
In a blow to Easygroup, the High Court of England and Wales has upheld the decision of a UKIPO hearing officer revoking two EASYOFFICE marks for non-use.