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Gucci launches metaverse exhibition; Walmart and Vans settle suit; INTA announces Unreal Week – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Hong Kong Customs making its biggest counterfeits haul in two years, and much more.

14 November 2023

CNIPA recognises distinctiveness of Tommy Hilfiger’s ‘TH’ interlocking pattern

Following an initial refusal, the CNIPA has found on review that Tommy Hilfiger’s new monogram had intrinsic distinctiveness and could act as a source identifier.

13 November 2023

General Court confirms that ENDURANCE lacks distinctiveness

The decision examines the registrability of marks consisting of signs or indications that are also used as advertising slogans, indications of quality or incitements to purchase.

10 November 2023

Moncler wins big in China; Vinted launches authentication service; Allen & Overy suffers data breach – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at imported goods on undergoing enhanced authentication, a brand protection start-up securing seed funding, and much more.

10 November 2023

Battle of the dachshunds: figurative and word elements of composite marks may be co-dominant

The decision also provides an important clarification on the powers of the General Court.

08 November 2023

General Court upholds Louis Vuitton's opposition in CALIFORNIA DREAMING case

The decision highlights the importance of the conceptual similarity between signs, which outweighed the average degree of visual and phonetic similarity in this case.

31 October 2023

Apple and Hermès stock prices struggle, but companies have cause for optimism: WTR Brand Elite analysis

The WTR Brand Elite fell seven points in September, hitting its lowest value since 1 January 2023. However, the brands that experienced the biggest drop in value have reason to remain optimistic.

30 October 2023

Brand protection at the Cyprus border: insights and strategies from the front line

Continuing our exclusive WTR series, we learn how rights holders can work most effectively with customs officials in Cyprus to aid brand protection efforts at the country's ports of entry.

30 October 2023

THE DROP v DROP: JPO rules in favour of Danish furniture design company

The JPO partially cancelled the mark DROP for “retail or wholesale services for furniture” based on Danish company Fritz Hansen’s earlier mark THE DROP for furniture.

30 October 2023

Brand protection at the Malta border: insights and strategies from the front line

In another installment of our series on brand protection at the borders and ports of entry in various countries, we head to the island of Malta.

26 October 2023

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