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Application for BENJAMIN BROWN: is Mr Benjamin Brown around?

The JPO Appeal Board has reversed the rejection of the mark BENJAMIN BROWN in Classes 25 and 28, finding that it was not identical to the full name of a living person named Benjamin Brown.

02 January 2024

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

Featured in Border and customs protection around the world

In the next edition from our series, we take readers on a journey to understand the challenges of – and best solutions for – brand protection at South African borders.

21 December 2023

Temu takes on Shein; Unilever accused of greenwashing; Oatly wins milk challenge – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at China Mobile launching an NFT marketplace, Diageo identifying five major trends shaping consumer behaviour, and much more.

19 December 2023

Position marks: geometric sign located on side of shoe can be inherently distinctive

The Second Board of Appeal of the EUIPO annulled the examiner’s refusal to register a position mark consisting of a combination of geometric elements for footwear.

15 December 2023

“I think it will favour me” – Filipino business owner voices confidence in Louis Vuitton appeal

After emerging victorious in a trademark opposition against Louis Vuitton, a Filipino small business owner tells WTR that the fashion giant has “gone quiet” in its appeal.

12 December 2023

General Court confirms EUIPO’s refusal to register transfer of DIEGO MARADONA mark

The documents submitted in support of the request for registration of the transfer did not justify an assignment of the mark to Argentine company Sattvica, which belongs to Diego Maradona’s former lawyer.

12 December 2023

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

Featured in Border and customs protection around the world

In our continuing series, we shift our focus Down Under, unraveling the intricacies of brand protection challenges and optimal solutions at Australia's borders and entry points.

11 December 2023

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

Featured in Border and customs protection around the world

In our ongoing series, our focus shifts to Spain, delving into the intricacies of brand protection challenges and optimal solutions at the nation's borders and entry points.

08 December 2023

Major crackdown on counterfeit apparel in one of Lima’s biggest shopping galleries

In one of the largest enforcement actions carried out this year, the authorities have seized around 15,000 units of apparel bearing well-known sportswear trademarks, including ADIDAS, NIKE and PUMA.

07 December 2023

Only one week left to nominate for the 2024 WTR Industry Awards

The trademark community has just one week left to nominate its leading in-house departments and leaders for the prestigious WTR Industry Awards 2024 and the forthcoming edition of the WTR 300.

01 December 2023

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