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SHA v SHAPERFECTION: Opposition Division erred in finding that coinciding element played independent distinctive role

This decision of the Board of Appeal of the EUIPO highlights that the determination of the dominant and distinctive element of a trademark plays an important role in the global assessment of the likelihood of confusion.

19 August 2021

Spongebob trademark lawsuit; 50 Cent mocks Rémy Martin infringement claims; Sony buys Crunchyroll – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Clubhouse settling a dispute with a sports networking site, how chatbots can “boost brands”, Ford pushing back against General Motors, and much more.

17 August 2021

Online marketplaces in Russia that should be on counterfeit enforcement radars

Continuing our new regular series on WTR, law firm experts in Russia share the digital marketplaces they think all brand owners should monitor as part of their global anti-counterfeiting efforts.

17 August 2021

Huawei and Li-Ning named strongest Chinese brands; New Balance sues Michael Kors; adidas sells Reebok – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Belmora petitioning for a US Supreme Court review in the FLANAX dispute, PepsiCo launching Mountain Dew-branded alcoholic drinks, MMX completing the sale of TLDs to GoDaddy, and much more.

13 August 2021

Delhi High Court finds that it has territorial jurisdiction based on sale of infringing goods on third-party e-commerce platforms

The availability of infringing products on third-party online marketplaces, such as Amazon, which are accessible from Delhi and deliver goods within Delhi, established cause of action in Delhi.

13 August 2021

WTR Brand Elite analysis: July 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.

11 August 2021

Delhi High Court clarifies position on arbitrability of trademark disputes

This decision clarifies the approach taken by India's Supreme Court in the Vidya Drolia case in relation to the arbitrability of trademark disputes.

11 August 2021

Amazon and GoPro file counterfeit lawsuit; Aldi trolls Marks & Spencer; Manchester United to be renamed – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at INTA unveiling a student moot court competition in the Andean Community, Canon USA updating its anti-counterfeiting consumer education, and much more.

10 August 2021

Seizures carried out in Paraguay’s provinces during the covid-19 pandemic

The lack of consistent criteria concerning the territorial jurisdiction of Paraguay’s specialised IP agencies has led to difficulties when trying to protect IP rights in the country. However, the relevant agencies have been making efforts to overcome this issue.

10 August 2021

Enhanced version of 2021 WTR 300 now available

WTR is pleased to unveil the enhanced version of this year’s WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals. New features include in-depth profiles highlighting the roles and achievements of these industry experts.

09 August 2021

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