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POPSOCKETS v POP!: recognition of vested trademark rights

The decision sends a strong message to third parties attempting to imitate notorious trademarks.

25 May 2023

Zhejiang High Court provides clarification on trade name confusion

Proving the likelihood of confusion is of the essence for the application of Article 6 of the Anti-unfair Competition law.

19 May 2023

WTR award winners revealed: industry elite celebrates in Singapore

Corporate trademark excellence has been celebrated at Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay, with the winners of this year’s WTR Industry Awards announced at an exclusive champagne reception.

18 May 2023

CJEU clarifies rules governing joint ownership of national and EU trademarks

The grant or termination of a licence to use a jointly owned national or EU trademark is a matter of national law.

18 May 2023

How ASICS is using the INTA Annual Meeting to spread the word about fake goods

WTR drops by the exhibition stand of sports brand ASICS to find out why it is exhibiting, how it is being received by attendees, and why more brand owners should consider such an approach.

17 May 2023

Appeal court confirms that Verisure’s ZEROVISION mark is descriptive for smoke machines and security systems

The court emphasised that the mark means ‘zero visibility’ or ‘see nothing’, which coincides with the characteristics and intended purpose of the goods.

09 May 2023

Is it possible to enforce an altered trademark?

A somewhat controversial High Court decision restricts the right of registered trademark owners to modify their marks.

09 May 2023

Class action suit is latest challenge for adidas as impact of Kanye West split rumbles on

The continued negative impact of a partnership that dissolved six months ago illustrates the long-term headache that high-profile brand collaborations can cause when they go awry.

06 May 2023

Influencers not so influential in trademark opposition

While the opponent was partially successful in its opposition against WOW COLOUR, the evidence relating to hair care influencers was insufficient to establish a reputation for COLOR WOW among the relevant consumers.

03 May 2023

Celebrating in-house leaders: 2023 edition of WTR 300 launches

WTR is pleased to unveil the seventh edition of the WTR 300, which identifies the individuals deemed to be the leading lights of the corporate trademark world.

28 April 2023

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