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Milan court admits parent company's liability for infringement and allows INDICAM’s participation in relevant trials

This landmark decision establishes the liability of the parent company, not only for the damages caused, but also for the restitution of the profits made by its subsidiaries.

05 August 2022

General Court: Board of Appeal failed to examine links between parties in order to assess bad faith

The Board of Appeal ruled out the existence of bad faith without taking account of the relevant factors specific to the particular case - which, had they been taken into account, might have changed its assessment.

04 August 2022

Acquisitions, rebrands, NFTs – how PepsiCo’s trademark team prevailed in a year of change

The PepsiCo trademark department’s successes during such a busy year saw it awarded Food, Beverages and Tobacco Team of the Year at the 2022 WTR Industry Awards.

03 August 2022

LA IRLANDESA - a tale of ‘buttery’ bad faith

The General Court confirmed that, at the date of application, the trademark owner “intended to trade unfairly to transfer the advantage derived from the association with Ireland to goods not having that geographical origin”.

03 August 2022

It’s official! GATORADE marks are the first to be declared notorious

The general director of ONAPI has confirmed that the word mark GATORADE and the ‘G and lightning bolt’ logo are notorious trademarks for goods in Class 32.

03 August 2022

Supreme Court: importation of Schweppes products from Ukraine infringes SCHWEPPES trademark

The Supreme Court has reversed a decision of the trial court and held that the importation of Schweppes products from Ukraine does not constitute parallel importation.

28 July 2022

Edible cannabis company fined $2 million; US scout groups settle dispute; Anaqua heads to Northern Ireland – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Hailey Bieber being allowed to launch a new skincare line despite an ongoing infringement case, and much more.

26 July 2022

Apex court rules that import and distribution of products meant for foreign jurisdiction constitute infringement and passing off

The key takeaway from this decision is that trademark owners ought to consider indicating on their packaging that the sale of their products is restricted to a particular region or country.

26 July 2022

Growth in IP awareness in Nigeria: comedian takes on Friesland Foods and UACN Foods

Recent cases involving Nigerian comedian Chukwuemeka Ejekwu, popularly known as Oga Sabinus, highlight the growing awareness of the importance of IP rights protection in the country.

22 July 2022

High Court clarifies approach to pure colour marks

In the long-running dispute between Cadbury and Nestlé over the colour purple mark, the High Court has clarified how the Court of Appeal’s 2013 judgment involving the same parties should be applied to pure colour marks.

19 July 2022

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