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WTR Brand Elite analysis: February 2022

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The WTR Brand Elite tumbled nine points in the month ending 28 February, hitting its lowest level in a year.

22 March 2022

Message received: service of complaint by email found sufficient

Email service of the complaint was found to be proper under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure.

21 March 2022

PEJO’s toilet duck mark flushed down the drain

This dispute between competitors in the toilet cleaner market highlights the criteria to take into account in assessing whether a trademark application has been filed in bad faith.

17 March 2022

Consumer perception of trademarks on fast-moving consumer goods: weight of visual impression overcomes high degree of phonetic similarity

As the goods were ordinary consumer products commonly purchased in supermarkets or establishments where goods are arranged on shelves, consumers would be guided by the visual impact of the mark they were looking for.

15 March 2022

Apex court elucidates effect of disclaimed words in infringement action

This landmark decision has far-reaching implications, beyond the confines of trademark infringement.

11 March 2022

Who owns the trademark GYRO for lighting apparatus in Denmark?

At issue in this case was whether use-based trademark rights to GYRO had been established by one party prior to the other party’s registration of the mark, and whether the trademark application had been filed in bad faith.

04 March 2022

US recalls top 1 billion in 2021, brands warned to be ready for more oversight

More than 1 billion units of food, drugs, medical devices, automobiles and consumer products were recalled in the United States last year, according to the 2021 US State of the Nation Recall Index by business solutions company Sedgwick.

03 March 2022

Online marketplaces in Canada that should be on counterfeit enforcement radars

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

25 February 2022

Good news for Beiersdorf as General Court confirms likelihood of confusion between CCLABELLE and LABELLO

The General Court agreed with the EUIPO that there was a likelihood of confusion for goods in Classes 3 and 16, at least when the reputation of the earlier mark for lip care products was taken into account.

23 February 2022

WTR Brand Elite analysis: January 2022

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The WTR Brand Elite indices fell four points in the month ending 31 January, mirroring the performance of a number of major stock markets. Among the overall computing and software group, Microsoft dropped 27 points (albeit from a three-year high at the end of December) and Salesforce was down 20 points.

21 February 2022

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