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

Featured in Border and customs protection around the world

We head to Uruguay and explore how to safeguard brands at the country's borders and entry points.

09 January 2024

Legal Updates you may have missed: three fails - and one win - for non-traditional trademarks

Each quarter WTR runs a series of pieces highlighting recent Legal Updates that you may have missed. To kick off the latest series, we look at cases where rights holders in various industries have attempted to register or defend their non-traditional trademarks.

08 January 2024

JPO finds that ADEAM ICHI is not similar to ICHI

In a surprising decision, the JPO’s Appeal Board has reversed the refusal of the mark ADEAM ICHI, finding that it was dissimilar to earlier registrations for the mark ICHI.

08 January 2024

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

Featured in Border and customs protection around the world

In the latest edition from our series exploring the challenges of brand protection at the borders and ports of entry in various countries, we head to Hong Kong.

05 January 2024

adidas suffers temporary injunction; Nigeria counterfeit success; brand-friendly metaverse to launch – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at concern over fraudulent ads on X, a Manchester restaurant rebranding for the second time following trademark spat, and much more.

05 January 2024

CROSSFIT v CROSSWOD: General Court skips over assessment of CROSSFIT’s acquired enhanced distinctiveness

In an arguably questionable decision, the General Court excused itself from analysing whether CROSSFIT had acquired enhanced distinctiveness through use.

04 January 2024

Commentary that is commercial risks loss of First Amendment protection

Even when use of another’s trademark is for an expressive purpose, the First Amendment does not cover situations where the mark is still used for source identification.

04 January 2024

“Significant impact” – Banksy trademark blow may spark IP rethink for artist

In a new decision issued by the EUIPO, a trademark owned by street artist Banksy has been partially cancelled – including across goods and services related to clothing.

03 January 2024

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

Featured in Border and customs protection around the world

In the next instalment of our series, we venture to Paraguay to explore the difficulties and optimal strategies for safeguarding brands at the country's borders and entry points.

03 January 2024

General Court confirms similarity of lightning bolt marks

The decision is noteworthy in that it effectively grants the opponent exclusive rights in the concept of a lightning bolt.

02 January 2024

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