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General Court allows new evidence of use of trade name in Germany on appeal

An EU General Court ruling has found in favour of a foreign company operating under a trade name in Germany, accepting evidence brought for the first time at appeal.

22 August 2023

Success banks on being "bold, collaborative and strategic" at Standard Chartered

A corporate pivot to innovation at Standard Chartered needs IP support, says head of intellectual property Nigel King.

10 August 2023

A tale of two (m)banks: General Court confirms that visual aspect is more important than phonetic aspect for financial services

For financial services, the visual aspect predominates as the relevant public will perceive the marks on business signs, papers and prospectuses when choosing a financial institution.

31 July 2023

WTR Brand Elite analysis: June 2023

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The WTR Brand Elite rose seven points through June, hitting its highest value since 1 February 2022.

18 July 2023

Legal Updates you may have missed: when the EUIPO Board of Appeal makes mistakes

We complete our series highlighting recent Legal Updates that you may have missed by looking at cases where the EU General Court criticised the findings of the Board of Appeal of the EUIPO.

14 July 2023

Asia-Pacific brands grow in value

Featured in WTR Special Report Q2 2023: Spotlight on Asia-Pacific: A guide to strategically navigating the evolving landscape

04 July 2023

WTR Brand Elite analysis: May 2023

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The WTR Brand Elite dropped one point through May, as major stock indices returned mixed results. Tech brands performed strongly, with a suite of new AI-powered Alexa devices giving Amazon a notable boost.

22 June 2023

General Court finds no likelihood of confusion based on weak distinctive character of earlier mark

The decision reiterates that the degree of distinctive character of the earlier mark is one of the relevant factors for assessing the likelihood of confusion.

22 June 2023

Elevate the $: geographic isolation helps defeat trademark infringement claim

Five instances of confusion were found to be de minimis and thus insufficient to weigh in favour of a likelihood of confusion.

06 June 2023

WTR Brand Elite analysis: April 2023

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The WTR Brand Elite rose a single point through April, taking it to its highest value level in just over a year.

29 May 2023

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