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“Nothing has changed” – concern over stalled efforts to close counterfeit factories in China

Despite reports of increased police raids of factories producing counterfeit goods in China, experts on the ground have told WTR that there is little sign of a recent rise in legal enforcement.

15 July 2021

The importance of the proof of use in the recognition of the risk of confusion: a reminder of the fundamentals

Where genuine use has been proven in connection with some of the goods covered by the mark on which an opposition is based, the EUIPO is entitled to restrict its assessment of the likelihood of confusion to those goods alone.

15 July 2021

WTR Brand Elite analysis: June 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.

13 July 2021

Cointreau sues cannabis company; Amazon TLDs go live; Malta joins IP Register in Blockchain – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Australia reflecting on a decade of plain packaging, Shamrock eyeing an entertainment IP move, Amul’s first foreign ruling leading to Canadian registration, and much more.

13 July 2021

Godrej case: re-examining the jurisdiction of the Commercial Court

Twenty-one years after the Kibo Match decision, in which the Commercial Court’s jurisdiction to entertain trademark disputes was questioned for the first time, the Commercial Court has re-affirmed its competence in Godrej v Target.

13 July 2021

North Korea counterfeit crackdown; Banksy trademarks criticised; MARQUES annual meeting update – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at a court ordering Lotus Health Group to sell trademarks, the Georgian IP office establishing a GI commission, Invest Europe and EUIPO teaming up to support SMEs, and much more.

09 July 2021

Four online shopping trends every CPG brand should know in 2021

Co-published: Drawing on the results of a survey of 2,000 consumers, Red Points’ Daniel Shapiro identifies how and why shoppers purchase fake goods, revealing the practical actions that brand owners can take to fight back.

08 July 2021

Publication of two new mandatory precedents regarding cancellation actions

Two new mandatory precedents concerning cancellation actions were recently published in Peru’s official gazette. One of the issues considered was whether the same evidence may prove the use of two or more trademarks in different cancellation actions.

07 July 2021

Latest WTR report identifies top portfolio builders and presents thought leadership from in-house leaders

Titled “Inside in-house operations: how to build world-class trademark functions and portfolios”, the report takes a deep dive into portfolio, brand and in-house team management.

07 July 2021

L’Oréal boasts largest European and US active trademark portfolios, as key prosecution trends emerge

For our new report – published today – we teamed up with CompuMark to calculate which companies own the largest trademark portfolios in China, Europe and the United States.

07 July 2021

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