Sector: Fashion & Luxury

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Meesho removes millions of infringing listings; India Madrid fees reduced; Lionsgate acquires eOne – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the USPTO updating its Class 3 Nice classification, the final chance to comment on Australia’s design reforms, and much more.

04 August 2023

Tommy Hilfiger unsuccessful in opposition against H BY FIGER SPORTS

Surprisingly, the JPO questioned the reputation of the earlier TOMMY HILFIGER marks, finding that Tommy Hilfiger had failed to demonstrate substantial and extensive use in Japan.

04 August 2023

Board of Appeal establishes link between luxury and household goods

The decision is significant in that the board looked at industry traits and common business practices to establish the existence of a link between the marks, even for dissimilar goods.

02 August 2023

PTO confirms similarity of virtual and physical goods in landmark decision

The decision of the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office is consistent with the approach of the EUIPO and the USPTO.

27 July 2023

Acquittal judgment overturned due to incorrect assessment of evidence in case involving imported counterfeit goods

The conclusions reached by the lower court directly contradicted those set forth in the expert’s report.

26 July 2023

Huge enforcement action carried out against wholesaler of counterfeit luxury goods targeting celebrities

This action is remarkable in that the infringer provided counterfeit goods to well-known individuals in the Peruvian showbusiness, using private WhatsApp groups.

25 July 2023

Beijing High Court invalidates trademark pre-emptively registered by squatter under Article 15(2)

Owners of earlier unregistered trademarks may rely on Article 15(2) where they can prove that a squatter had knowledge of their marks based on interactions that do not qualify as contractual or business relations.

24 July 2023

General Court provides insights on how to prove genuine use

Notably, the decision highlights that use of a mark in connection with the service of manufacturing clothing does not amount to use of that mark in connection with clothing.

21 July 2023

KF Global Brands Ltd v Lead Wear Ltd: cargo trousers under close inspection

A change to a pre-existing design was found insufficient to give rise to unregistered design rights in the article as a whole.

20 July 2023

WTR Brand Elite analysis: June 2023

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The WTR Brand Elite rose seven points through June, hitting its highest value since 1 February 2022.

18 July 2023

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