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Power play: Federal Court’s decision in Energizer v Gillette narrows test for depreciation of goodwill in comparative advertising cases

The case is noteworthy in that it is one of only a few that have dissected Section 22 of the Trademarks Act.

28 July 2023

Acquittal judgment overturned due to incorrect assessment of evidence in case involving imported counterfeit goods

The conclusions reached by the lower court directly contradicted those set forth in the expert’s report.

26 July 2023

Fourth Circuit vacates district court’s injunctive relief ruling due to FRCP misapplication

The Federal Court of Appeals has reinforced the importance of properly applying criteria from the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure when reviewing a party’s request for injunctive relief.

20 July 2023

WTR Brand Elite analysis: June 2023

Featured in Stock market performance

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

18 July 2023

IPC Court provides guidance for determining whether sign is used as a trademark in infringement cases

It is important, notably, to assess whether the product displays other signs that are more likely to be perceived as indicators of origin.

13 July 2023

General Court emphasises importance of conceptual difference and graphic elements in figurative sign

Notably, the court held that the word ‘eva’, as a female first name, conveyed semantic content, while the sign EVAX, being merely a fanciful word, was devoid of such content.

07 July 2023

Roundtable: setting up an IP team in Asia

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

04 July 2023

Jaquar successfully asserts rights in ARTIZE mark over Villeroy Boch

In this dispute between competitors in the sanitaryware sector, the court restrained Villeroy from using the mark ARTIS, or any other mark identical or deceptively similar to Jaquar’s ARTIZE marks.

30 June 2023

TURKPATENT sheds a new light on ‘immaterial details’ following syringe design appeal

In reversing its initial rejection of a syringe design, TURKPATENT has signalled a new approach to assessing design novelty. The decision shines a spotlight on the complexity of immaterial details and the importance of defining them due to their potential impact on a design’s identity and expression.

29 June 2023

WTR Brand Elite analysis: May 2023

Featured in Stock market performance

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

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