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Purchase of competitors’ trademarks as keywords on Google and other search engines does not violate unfair competition law

In a long-awaited decision, the Borgarting Appellate Court has held that, although such practice is somewhat parasitic, it does not amount to an act contrary to good business practice in violation of unfair competition law.

21 May 2021

WTR Brand Elite analysis: April 2021

Featured in Stock market performance

The WTR Brand Elite project tracks how a defined set of brand-focused companies with industry-leading trademark teams perform against stock market indices.

20 May 2021

Doing more with less: the new sustained reality facing corporate trademark professionals

The Long Read: This year’s Global Trademark Benchmarking Survey reveals how stretched budgets at in-house trademark departments have hit law firm relationships – and how the covid-19 pandemic has shaped corporate brand strategies for most IP professionals.

20 May 2021

Full Federal Court decision in ‘community bank’ case highlights difficulty of protecting descriptive trademarks

This decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia highlights the risks of choosing a descriptive trademark, even where trademark registration has been obtained and held for a long period of time.

19 May 2021

General Court: Board of Appeal erred in finding that relevant public would establish link between VERTI and VERTILIGHT

The Board of Appeal of the EUIPO was found to have erred in concluding that there was a risk that VERTILIGHT would take unfair advantage of the repute of the earlier VERTI mark.

12 May 2021

INTA Annual Meeting goes virtual as concerns over delegate safety and company travel restrictions continue

INTA has announced that it will be holding its 2021 Annual Meeting as a ‘virtual+’ event, stating that there are too many unknowns to plan a large-scale, in-person event for November.

29 April 2021

New Zealand’s strict ‘use it or lose it’ approach in partial revocation proceedings - and how it differs from Australia’s approach

This decision provides helpful guidance on the principles for partial revocation of trademark registrations in New Zealand, while highlighting important differences between the law and practice on non-use removal proceedings in Australia and New Zealand.

28 April 2021

WTR Brand Elite analysis: March 2021

Featured in Stock market performance

The WTR Brand Elite project tracks how a defined set of brand-focused companies with industry-leading trademark teams perform against stock market indices.

26 April 2021

SWISS RE - WE MAKE THE WORLD MORE RESILIENT: Federal Supreme Court confirms that services need not be limited to those of Swiss origin

This decision of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court should be welcomed by global companies with a registered seat in Switzerland which seek to protect signs incorporating geographical indications.

21 April 2021

WTR Brand Elite analysis: February 2021

Featured in Stock market performance

The WTR Brand Elite project tracks how a defined set of brand-focused companies with industry-leading trademark teams perform against stock market indices.

18 March 2021

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