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The big impact of TRUMP TOO SMALL: free speech debate erupts after controversial trademark decision

Talking to WTR, the academic behind a new paper on a recent Federal Circuit ruling urges policymakers to remember that “trademarks should distinguish goods, not claim ownership over words”.

14 September 2022

Lavender wins against ‘unfragrant’ infringer

The decision brings hope to owners of unregistered GIs in Indonesia, who had feared that the new Law on Trademarks and Geographical Indications precluded them from enforcing their rights in the country.

14 September 2022

10 counterfeit hotspots in China that brand owners should be aware of

Featured in Physical marketplace counterfeit hotspots

In the latest instalment in our regular series on marketplaces around the globe that are reportedly notorious for being counterfeit havens, we head to arguably the world’s main focal point for fake goods: China.

13 September 2022

IP owners and e-commerce platforms team up against counterfeiters in Southeast Asia

Participating platforms in new initiative are AliExpress, Carousell, Lazada, Tencent, TikTok and Tokopedia.

09 September 2022

Kanye and adidas: lessons from the bitter fight for the Yeezy brand

In a very public spat, Kanye West has claimed that sportswear giant adidas has breached a contract relating to the musician’s popular Yeezy brand.

07 September 2022

Single t-shirt sale can’t clothe bare-bones personal jurisdiction claim

The behaviour alleged by the plaintiff, which included a single instance of an allegedly infringing t-shirt being sold and shipped to a Missouri consumer, was insufficient to support a specific jurisdiction claim.

07 September 2022

EUIPO celebrates 28th anniversary; FIFA to launch NFT platform; Citroën and Polestar settle logo dispute – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Primark settling a Truworths dispute, the Prince estate prevailing against an energy drink company, and much more.

06 September 2022

“It’s high time someone does this”: new domain blocking service prepares for launch

A new brand protection offering seeks to make abusive name blocking easy across all TLDs.

06 September 2022

Counterfeit hotspots in the Benelux region that brand owners must be aware of

In a new edition from our long-running series on physical marketplaces that reportedly engage in the trade of counterfeit goods, we head to the Benelux area.

05 September 2022

Nike settles John Geiger suit; COCOELLA mark cancelled; Bed Bath & Beyond cuts private label brands – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the outgoing UKIPO head reflecting on the past and future, thousands of bags of fake rice being seized in Kenya, and much more.

02 September 2022

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