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Large seizure of fake toys and party decorations in exclusive Lima City district

A large amount of party decorations and toys, including Lego and Paw Patrol, were seized in a raid against a shop located in the upscale district of Santiago de Surco.

30 September 2021

Recent precedent highlights particularities of non-use cancellation actions in Belarus

This recent decision of the IP Board of the Supreme Court illustrates that, in Belarusian non-use cancellation actions, it is crucial for the defendant to actively participate in the proceedings if it wishes to keep its trademark.

28 September 2021

Provenance and heritage in the European Union: why we should preserve products of origin (guest op-ed)

Sebastiano Costalonga, municipal councillor for commerce and manufacturing and industrial activities of the city of Venice, calls on the European Union to ensure that its craft heritage is protected.

27 September 2021

SAMSONITE v SAMS: Higher Board issues exemplary decision on similarity, taking into account well-known status of earlier mark

In a victory for Samsonite, the Higher Board of the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office has found that the marks SAMS and SAMSONITE were similar. Among other things, the ‘swirl’ device in the SAMSONITE mark separated and emphasised the element ‘Sams’.

27 September 2021 leverages relationship with LVMH to boost its own reputation

All the brand’s touchpoints are covered, giving the e-commerce giant a leg up in a competitive market.

24 September 2021

New rules strengthen fight against illegal counterfeit goods

New rules under the Customs Act have entered into force, representing a considerable simplification compared to the old system. This update reviews the three changes that will be of particular significance to IP rights owners.

21 September 2021

Online marketplaces in Indonesia that should be on counterfeit enforcement radars

In the next instalment in our regular series identifying the digital marketplaces that brand owners should monitor as part of their global anti-counterfeiting efforts, we head to Indonesia.

20 September 2021

Emma Raducanu trademark misreporting; new INTA resolution; Oreo and Pokémon team up – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at US Customs unveiling a dedicated centralised inspection facility in Los Angeles, the Kroger Co joining Buy Safe America, and much more.

17 September 2021

Parallel imports in Venezuela: international trademark owners beware

Although Venezuela has not been seen as a priority by many international companies when it comes to trademark protection, this could change as a result of measures implemented by the Venezuelan government to stimulate imports.

17 September 2021

Lanham Act reaches foreign defendants’ extraterritorial conduct, but worldwide injunction too broad

In this dispute between a US remote control manufacturer and its former distributors, the US Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit has considered the extraterritorial reach of the Lanham Act.

16 September 2021

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