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Not on my watch: disclosure of restored goods’ source obviates consumer confusion

In a dispute over the sale of restored antique pocket watches, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has confirmed that the defendant’s use of the plaintiff’s mark in connection with the sale of used goods did not create consumer confusion.

08 November 2021

EUIPO gears up for API launch; Buy Safe America Coalition calls for action; Fat Brands acquires Fazoli’s – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at why brands with sonic logos are perceived as 5% more valuable, Coca-Cola gaining full control of BodyArmor, and much more.

05 November 2021

Supreme Court clearly rejects ‘consumer error’ theory

In a case involving the sale of fake adidas garments, the Spanish Supreme Court has clearly and vehemently dismantled the ‘consumer error’ theory - a long-standing bone of contention in IP litigation in the country.

04 November 2021

Squid Game streamer dilemma; Meta PCs changes name to Facebook; Walmart and Gap reunite – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at counterfeiting increasing by 56% in the Philippines, all the latest law firm moves, and much more.

02 November 2021

Philippines businessman plans Archewell launch in US, vows to block Duke and Duchess of Sussex

A small business owner who last year became embroiled in a trademark dispute with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has told WTR he plans to launch his Archewell Cosmetics brand in the US.

02 November 2021

Appeal court considers award of damages following assignment of trademark

This dispute over the use of certain designs on underwear raised some interesting issues such as the proof of infringement and the award of damages where the trademark at issue has been assigned.

01 November 2021

Apple loses Huawei legal battle; Trump’s trademark spree; Gucci counterfeits seized – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at CPA Global announcing that it will go by Clarivate, how e-commerce is used to peddle fake goods, and much more.

26 October 2021

Accessory designer prevails in lawsuit brought by Frankie Edith Kerouac Parker’s estate

In this dispute over the use of the name Edie Parker (the first wife of Jack Kerouac and a figure of the Beat Generation), a US district court has held that the common law right of publicity cannot be used to deprive a defendant of its federally-secured trademark rights.

25 October 2021

Grand Board of Appeal’s failure to examine pleaded ground of invalidity leads to annulment of its decision

In these long-running invalidity proceedings involving a mark consisting of the representation of chevrons between two parallel lines, the General Court has again annulled a decision of the EUIPO.

22 October 2021

Further blow for Crocs as 3D trademark registration is declared void on appeal

Crocs Inc has been dealt another blow in its dispute with Grupo Ramos (the Dominican Republic’s largest department store), with the general director of the Patent and Trademark Office confirming that Crocs’ 3D mark for its Cayman shoe design is invalid.

22 October 2021

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