With an election promised next year, the complex debate surrounding the famous springbok emblem still in the news and now a dispute over the name of a political party, WTR spoke to some of South Africa's leading trademark practitioners to assess the Rainbow Nation's IP policies – and what the future could hold.
In Klipsch v ePRO the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has adopted a standard that “discovery sanctions should be commensurate with the costs unnecessarily created by the sanctionable behaviour”.
An attorney who recently prevailed in an opposition against Michael Gleissner-linked trademark application explains why he worked the case “for the good of the system rather than profits”.
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.
In a somewhat unusual decision, the Turkish Court of Appeal has found that the words 'stick' and 'stix' were the dominant elements of the plaintiff's trademarks and that they were distinctive for Class 30 goods.
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 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.
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.
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.
In In re Tempnology, the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has held that Chapter 11 debtors may reject trademark licences, thus creating a split with the Seventh Circuit over a company’s ability to terminate a trademark licence while in bankruptcy.
Report reveals that few brands have taken adequate measures to prevent online ads appearing alongside potentially damaging content – including fake news.
In Kastle Systems v Lee Strategy Group, the TTAB has granted the opponent’s motion for summary judgment, dismissing the applicant's fraud counterclaim.
The Polo/Lauren Company has failed to invalidate the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club's registration for a composite mark containing the word 'polo' and the device of a polo player.