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“Polaroid is not a category or a product; it’s a brand”: new video aims to spread IP legal message in innovative way

Polaroid releases a "friendly and relatable" new brand awareness video to help educate partners and other businesses on trademark misuse.

17 February 2023

Recurring tyre dispute shines spotlight on the strength of proprietary rights

The Delhi High Court has affirmed that a tyre tread pattern can function as a source indicator, thus meaning that it qualifies for protection against copycat products.

16 February 2023

Playing card spat highlights that prior rights are a winning hand

An opposition before the Indian Trademark Opposition is a powerful example of how proof of prior rights through registration and use can be used to defeat new entrants, even if they have managed to make inroads into the market.

09 February 2023

SHOP SAFE return likely; WIPO convenes ambassadors; combatting retail theft – legislation and policy watch (February 2023)

WTR’s monthly column tracks trademark and related policy developments, including the progress of major bills, from around the world.

08 February 2023

Second Circuit, Federal Circuit and TTAB crossroads: Cuban embargo or Pan-American Convention?

In the latest instalment of this 25-year-old dispute between Cubatabaco and General Cigar, the TTAB ruled in favour of Cubatabaco and granted a petition for cancellation of two COHIBA marks under Article 8 of the Pan-American Convention.

06 February 2023

Juul demands $26 million in damages; EUIPO launches new trademark filing form; Tesco acquires Paperchase brand – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the end of an era as Cornelia Rudloff-Schäffer leaves the German IPO, Croatia and Trinidad and Tobago launching Madrid e-filing, and much more.

03 February 2023

Supreme Court decision provides guidance on calculation of compensation for trademark infringement

Where the parties are unable to sufficiently document the causal link between the infringing actions and the losses suffered, the court will calculate the amount of compensation at its sole discretion.

31 January 2023

Mexican lawyers voice concern over government’s IP focus, as new IP office head gets to work

IP lawyers have expressed their concern after meeting with the new director of the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property, José Sánchez Pérez, to learn about his priorities.

25 January 2023

Philip Morris successfully opposes figurative mark containing abstract MARLBORO mark

By choosing a similar polygonal shape, the trademark applicant clearly attempted to align itself with Philip Morris, without due cause.

23 January 2023

Fighting counterfeits through innovative enforcement, lawsuits, and awareness campaigns – the Canon way

Japanese multinational expands on its strategy for brand protection and raising awareness among consumers to fight counterfeiters.

18 January 2023

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