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Brand Tracker: January-April 2022

Featured in Prosecution

Filing activity is continuing to decline among 25 of the world’s leading corporations, according to the latest WTR Brand Tracker data.

15 June 2022

South Africa raises counterfeit alert; Tesco and Lidl logo clash; IPOPHL celebrates 25 years – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Italy stepping up the fight against food fakes, 50% of consumers holding brands responsible for counterfeiting, and much more.

14 June 2022

Collaboration; information sharing; effective communication – takeaways from WTR Connect: Asia Anti-Counterfeiting

Insights from the WTR Connect: Asia Anti-Counterfeiting event, with expert speakers from brands including Amazon, ASICS, Dyson and LEGO Group.

10 June 2022

Trademarks most widely used IP right in UK, reveals groundbreaking UKIPO study

The UKIPO has published a new report examining the IP activity of every UK industry sector, revealing that 95.8% of all industries utilise trademark registrations.

09 June 2022

General Court rules on complementarity between goods in Classes 3 and 5

While the goods covered by the mark applied for in Class 3 differed from those covered by the earlier mark in Class 5 due to the latter’s therapeutic indication, they shared the same objective and were likely to incorporate the same ingredients.

27 May 2022

Toy manufacturer does not have a FUNTIME at the IPEC

Trademark owners should proceed with caution when alleging trademark infringement arising from use of a similar mark by a licensee.

24 May 2022

WTR Brand Elite analysis: April 2022

Featured in Stock market performance

The WTR Brand Elite slumped seven points in the month ending 30 April, falling to its lowest level since February 2021.

23 May 2022

Criminal court requires defendant to pay bond of over €1.5 million during preliminary investigation phase

Although other criminal courts have used this measure in similar circumstances, setting the defendant a bond in order to meet any possible financial liabilities is still rather unusual.

20 May 2022

SMARTTHINQ v SMARTTHING, or the importance of word elements in disputes involving figurative trademarks

The decision confirms the factors to be taken into consideration in comparing figurative marks containing word elements.

19 May 2022

Uprooting the entire counterfeiting network by chasing online sellers: case study of recent success by US golf anti-counterfeiting group

The case exemplifies the success of the US Golf Manufacturers Anti-counterfeiting Working Group’s long-term anti-counterfeiting programme.

17 May 2022

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