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Collaboration; information sharing; effective communication – takeaways from WTR Connect: Asia Anti-Counterfeiting

Insights from the WTR Connect: Asia Anti-Counterfeiting event, with expert speakers from brands including Amazon, ASICS, Dyson and LEGO Group.

10 June 2022

Counterfeits on the rise: young people flocked to fakes during covid-19 pandemic, EUIPO finds

A new study from the EUIPO has revealed a significant increase in the number of young people aged 15 to 24 in Europe intentionally buying counterfeit products.

08 June 2022

Court of Appeal reverses targeting ruling in favour of brand owners

The decision will no doubt become the new ‘go-to’ case on targeting in the United Kingdom.

01 June 2022

Fashion brands rush to metaverse; next KIPO head nominated; Zara versus House of Zana – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at an NFT anti-counterfeiting specialist closing a $5 million funding round, WIPO seeking a fashion/indigenous project manager, and much more.

31 May 2022

Fairfax & Favor outboot Bruar

The case is notable in that the claimant was successful in its claims for infringement of both its registered Community design and UK unregistered design rights.

30 May 2022

TRUMP TOO SMALL and the problem of trademark merchandising

In an exclusive column, Michael Grynberg, professor of law at the DePaul University in Chicago, looks at how a controversial trademark decision relates to brand merchandising – and why it matters.

28 May 2022

Success for Abercrombie & Fitch as counterfeit products are withdrawn and destroyed

Following the discovery that a chain of hypermarkets was selling counterfeit footwear bearing its trademarks, Abercrombie & Fitch was successful in obtaining the withdrawal of the infringing products from the market.

26 May 2022

General Court confirms that mark consisting of cross on side of sports shoe is distinctive

The case highlights that nothing prevents a distinctive sign from also serving other purposes, in particular decorative purposes.

25 May 2022

WTR Brand Elite analysis: April 2022

Featured in Stock market performance

The WTR Brand Elite slumped seven points in the month ending 30 April, falling to its lowest level since February 2021.

23 May 2022

Levi Strauss & Co’s ‘arcuate stitching design’ mark declared as well known

In a victory for American clothing giant Levi Strauss & Co, the Delhi High Court granted a permanent injunction restraining the defendants from using the ‘arcuate stitching design’ mark on their goods, and declared the mark to be well known.

23 May 2022

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