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AC Milan fails to register AC MILAN mark for stationery

In a blow to AC Milan football club, the General Court has confirmed that there was a likelihood of confusion between the mark AC MILAN and the earlier German mark MILAN for Class 16 goods.

25 November 2021

Johnson & Johnson decides bigger is not better

The corporate schism will enable the company to spend more time nurturing and promoting its household brands.

19 November 2021

Squatting evolution in China: why your mid-sized brand could be at risk

A curious case involving US lifestyle range the Pioneer Woman and a lone individual in China serves as a warning that alleged trademark squatters are switching tactics in their attempts to target mid-sized brands.

11 November 2021

“Enormous momentum” – global spread of plain packaging revealed in new report

A new report delves into health warnings and plain packaging on tobacco products, revealing a significant uptick in brand restrictions over the past couple of years.

10 November 2021

General Court considers several issues concerning disclosure of earlier designs

These cancellation proceedings involving various designs for spiral hair ties provide a helpful reminder of the types of evidence that may be submitted to prove the prior disclosure of a design.

10 November 2021

Maradona trademark dispute; Afghanistan IP office resumes operations; Ghana joins Geneva Act – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Chinese buying agent WeGoBuy launching an offer to users of a counterfeits forum, PepsiCo being ordered to cease use of its ‘Rise’ name, and much more.

09 November 2021

EUIPO gears up for API launch; Buy Safe America Coalition calls for action; Fat Brands acquires Fazoli’s – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at why brands with sonic logos are perceived as 5% more valuable, Coca-Cola gaining full control of BodyArmor, and much more.

05 November 2021

Different stylisations insufficient to eliminate likelihood of confusion between signs containing similar dominant word elements

The General Court confirmed that there was a likelihood of confusion between the figurative marks DORMILLO and DORMILON for beds and mattresses.

05 November 2021

Amendments to customs legislation set to encumber anti-counterfeiting efforts

Following recent amendments to Latvia’s customs legislation, concerns have been raised that IP rights holders might be less inclined to take action against counterfeit goods in the country.

02 November 2021

Amazon backs INFORM Act; INTA unveils capsule keynotes; Mattel expands Disney licensing – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the UK government launching a consultation on AI and IP, Jessica Simpson regaining control of her self-titled brand, and more.

29 October 2021

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