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Online marketplaces in Brazil that should be on counterfeit enforcement radars

In the first of a new regular series on WTR, we speak with leading law firms to identify the digital marketplaces that brand owners should monitor as part of their global anti-counterfeiting efforts. We begin today in Brazil.

05 August 2021

Look sharp! The importance of robust and objective evidence

This decision of the EUIPO highlights the importance of submitting sound and objective evidence in design invalidity proceedings in order to show prior disclosure of the design invoked.

03 August 2021

Success for Lindt & Sprüngli; USPTO celebrates Lanham Act anniversary; Philippines joins TMclass – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Scamadviser announcing a new member, Ebro Foods looking to offload more brands, the UK government setting out its innovation strategy, and much more.

30 July 2021

From Tokyo to Brisbane: inside the ever-evolving Olympic brand protection strategy

Jayne Durden, vice president, law firm strategy at Anaqua, reveals how the International Olympic Committee enforces the Olympic brand and what actions sponsors and advertisers should take through every stage of the Olympic cycle.

28 July 2021

Requirements for proof of use - a textbook treatise by the General Court

In these proceedings for the revocation of the mark I-COSMETICS for non-use, the General Court has laid down in textbook fashion the requirements for proof of use of a trademark.

28 July 2021

Trademark Office backs Xiaomi in opposition against copycat MI logo

This case was recently selected as one of the Chinese Trademark Office’s “Exemplary Trademark Opposition and Adjudication Cases of 2020”.

26 July 2021

Significant raid carried out against importer of fake mobile phone accessories

More than 15,000 fake mobile phone accessories - bearing brands such as Apple, Huawei, Samsung and Xiaomi - have been seized following a huge raid in a commercial establishment and warehouse located in Downtown Lima.

26 July 2021

Puma settles ‘Roar’ logo dispute; UKIPO warns about priority filings; ECTA creates SME task force – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Philadelphia customs officials seizing counterfeit auto parts, a US Senator introducing a resolution commemorating increased anti-counterfeiting efforts, and much more.

23 July 2021

“Set an example for other developing nations” – new call for plain packaging in India

A newly-published study is urging the Indian government to implement plain packaging on all tobacco products, claiming it is “a public issue” due to an ongoing smoking epidemic in India.

21 July 2021

No stop for NOMAD

The General Court found that the relevant public would not immediately perceive the word ‘nomad’ as referring to the idea of travel and, in any event, this would not emphasise a positive quality of the goods.

21 July 2021

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