The EU General Court has confirmed that there was a likelihood of confusion between YAMAS and LLAMA for alcoholic drinks due to the high phonetic similarity between the marks for the Spanish-speaking public.
The Federal Court of Canada has upheld the refusal to register EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD because it was confusing with the registered mark ROTHSCHILD - despite the fact that the applicant submitted a consent agreement with the owner of the cited mark.
Following a significant operation carried out at Ecuador’s largest informal market, the owners of three stores in which counterfeit goods were seized were arrested and given prison sentences.
Following a decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union, the long-running cancellation proceedings between mobile.de GmbH and Rezon OOD can now continue before the Cancellation Division of the EUIPO.
The Romanian Patent and Trademark Office has published the first draft of the new trademark law, which aims to transpose Directive 2015/2436 into national legislation. This update sums up the most important changes.
The EU General Court has confirmed a decision of the EUIPO upholding the Italian government’s application for a declaration of invalidity of the figurative mark LA MAFIA SE SIENTA A LA MESA.
Alibaba Group has confirmed that membership to its Anti-Counterfeiting Alliance has climbed to over 100 brands. Exclusive survey data reveals the Chinese retail giant is still a challenge for rights holders – but respondents claim Amazon is “less and less willing to help brand owners”.
China’s State Intellectual Property Office has revealed that filing review times at the trademark office will be reduced to six months by the end of the year and to four months by 2020. We speak with experts in the country for their view on the implications of this ambitious move.
The advocate general has delivered another blow to Nestlé in its long-running attempt to register the shape of its four-fingered Kit Kat bar as a three-dimensional EU mark.
In opposition proceedings against the device mark LIVINGSOCIAL, the Beijing IP Court has held that, without compelling evidence that the mark was created independently, it infringed the prior copyright of LivingSocial.
The Delhi High Court has issued a permanent injunction prohibiting Glacier Water Industries from using Coca-Cola’s KINLEY mark and passing off its goods as those of Coca-Cola.
The Dominican Republic's Patent and Trademark Office has ordered the cancellation of a 3D trademark representing Crocs Inc's famous clog shoe, as the mark was considered to be functional.
World Trademark Review sits down with Jeff Neuman, co-chair of ICANN’s Subsequent Procedures Working Group, to talk about the next new gTLDs application window .
While the new timeframe for the expedited examination of trademarks in Russia provides significant benefits for applicants, it also creates challenges for brand owners wishing to block applications at examination stage.
The Court of Appeal has considered when unregistered use can defeat an existing trademark registration, finding that localised unregistered use may be sufficient to invalidate a registered mark.