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General Court confirms lack of likelihood of confusion between EUROBIC and BANCO BIG

In general, consumers of banking services and related goods select their banking institution carefully. Consumers will thus be much more aware of the differences between the signs at issue.

16 March 2022

General Court confirms likelihood of confusion between TEAM BEVERAGE and TEAM

The decision shows that there is room for broad interpretations in trademark cases, which may lead to surprising results.

22 February 2022

WTR Brand Elite analysis: January 2022

Featured in Stock market performance

The WTR Brand Elite indices fell four points in the month ending 31 January, mirroring the performance of a number of major stock markets. Among the overall computing and software group, Microsoft dropped 27 points (albeit from a three-year high at the end of December) and Salesforce was down 20 points.

21 February 2022

Chanel and FIFA feature in Legal Updates from Africa and the Middle East that you may have missed

We continue our series of instalments with takeaways from decisions in Israel, Nigeria, South Africa and Turkey and recent developments in the United Arab Emirates.

27 January 2022

CFA v CEFA or the importance of the relevant public’s level of attention

This decision provides valuable insights into the approach which should be taken to the assessment of the relevant public’s level of attention in relation to specialist goods and services.

26 January 2022

WTR Brand Elite analysis: December 2021

Featured in Stock market performance

The WTR Brand Elite indices rose five points in the month ending 31 December, hitting its highest level since we started tracking the indices four years ago.

20 January 2022

Government-approved brand valuation authority key to unlocking trademark potential, scholar says

Establishing an authority to grant brand value status to companies seeking investment would be key to unlocking the financial potential of trademarks, an experienced business scholar tells WTR.

09 December 2021

National interest: a basis for the registration of identical or confusingly similar trademarks?

This decision of the Federal High Court in a case involving the ‘eNaira’ - the Central Bank of Nigeria’s new digital currency - broadens the scope of Section 13(2) of the Trademarks Act.

03 December 2021

Delhi High Court: intent to target Indian market is sine qua non condition to exercise jurisdiction

Tata Sons failed to prevent Hakunamatata Tata Founders and others, which deal in cryptocurrency under the name/mark TATA COIN/$ TATA, from using the trademark TATA.

19 November 2021

Enforcement tips from Starbucks; Mastercard recognised for bettering society; judges look to the future – INTA 2021 report

WTR offers more highlights, learnings and observations from the midway point of INTA's 2021 Annual Meeting.

18 November 2021

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