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A year of progress at the IP Office of the Philippines: exclusive 2022 review

In an exclusive guest post, the director general of the IP Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL), Rowel S Barba, reveals the biggest developments at the agency in 2022.

28 November 2022

Energy brands thrive but adidas versus Kanye hits share price: WTR Brand Elite analysis

Stock markets rebound, with energy brands the top performers, but adidas' share price suffers from Kanye split.

24 November 2022

Injunction overturned: no goodwill without use or registration

The decision restores an established principle of trademark law that goodwill cannot exist absent use or registration.

24 November 2022

SCOTUS to hear Jack Daniel’s v Bad Spaniels; Mattel launches NFT marketplace; USPTO expands pro bono scheme – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Dubai Customs registering over 4,000 trademarks, WIPO reducing fees for Benelux, Denmark, Japan and Tunisia designations, and much more.

22 November 2022

The incredible power of notorious trademarks against non-use cancellation

Although it was accepted that well-known marks will be treated differently in non-use cancellation actions, the notoriety of the mark THE INCREDIBLES was not demonstrated for the relevant goods.

18 November 2022

Blow for Red Bull in dispute with gin distillery

The case is a reminder of the careful line that brand owners must tread between enforcing their IP rights and the potential negative PR associated with ‘David v Goliath’ disputes.

15 November 2022

Battle of the sangria marks: EU Trademark Court holds that LOLA MOLA does not infringe LOLEA

The court held that the defendant’s registration and use of LOLA MOLA for sangria did not infringe the plaintiff’s trademark LOLEA and trade name Colmado Casa Lola.

15 November 2022

BrewDog World Cup campaign suffers backlash – but that may play into the brand

UK brewing company BrewDog has launched a campaign positioning itself as an ‘anti-sponsor’ of the upcoming FIFA World Cup. This week’s Saturday opinion looks at the messaging and why the resulting backlash was a risk worth taking.

12 November 2022

General Court refuses to revoke 3D baby bottle shape mark due to non-use

The decision, which focuses on the strength of the shape itself, will be welcomed by owners of 3D marks.

11 November 2022

“Out of control”: brand impersonation on Twitter rife as risk of fraud and scams rises

With the growing risk of scams on Twitter, IP professionals are being urged to increase their monitoring of the social platform to find and report newly verified accounts impersonating major brands.

11 November 2022

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