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Off-White contests USPTO rejection; Gap and Patagonia square up; IP Australia refreshes website – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the USPTO seeking views on NFTs and IP, Kenya recording all import trademarks, and much more.

25 November 2022

Energy brands thrive but adidas versus Kanye hits share price: WTR Brand Elite analysis

Stock markets rebound, with energy brands the top performers, but adidas' share price suffers from Kanye split.

24 November 2022

K v K K WATER: General Court confirms that single-letter trademarks benefit from limited protection

In a victory for French cosmetics giant L'Oréal, the court found that there was no likelihood of confusion between the company’s figurative sign K K WATER and the earlier mark K for identical goods.

24 November 2022

Aldi teases adidas with ‘three stripes’ range; Meta wins infinity suit; INTA elects 2023 president – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the TTAB rejecting Mariah Carey’s QUEEN OF CHRISTMAS application, Appdetex announcing the next-generation Tracer platform, and much more.

18 November 2022

Six counterfeit hotspots in Pakistan that brand owners must be aware of

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In this update from our series on marketplaces around the globe that are reportedly notorious for being counterfeit havens, we head to Pakistan.

16 November 2022

Prior use, concurrent use and concurrent registrations - no defence to trademark opposition in Australia

The decision confirms that the arguments available to an applicant in defending an opposition based on prior reputation are very limited.

16 November 2022

Vogue publisher sues Drake; Madrid expansion considered; Amazon intel leads to Chinese seizure – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Christian Dior opposing an adult film actress’ trademark, Chinese authorities destroying 3,000 tonnes of fake goods, and much more.

11 November 2022

Huge seizure of infringing Class 3 goods at notorious Lima market sends clear message to infringers

This enforcement action targeted 12 establishments in the Polvos Azules shopping centre, which has been included for many years in the Notorious Markets List of the Office of the US Trade Representative.

11 November 2022

“Out of control”: brand impersonation on Twitter rife as risk of fraud and scams rises

With the growing risk of scams on Twitter, IP professionals are being urged to increase their monitoring of the social platform to find and report newly verified accounts impersonating major brands.

11 November 2022

Vans’ enforcement strategy: claiming punitive damages against small to medium-sized infringers

Vans’ approach to enforcement in China notably includes targeting small to medium-sized infringers. A recent example of the company’s enforcement strategy comes from Rui’an in Zhejiang Province.

04 November 2022

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