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Legal Updates you may have missed: wins and fails based on reputation

We continue our latest series highlighting recent Legal Updates that you may have missed by looking at cases where brand owners sought to rely on the reputation of their marks in opposition proceedings.

13 July 2023

Legal Updates you may have missed: when big brands face defeat

We continue our series highlighting recent Legal Updates that you may have missed by looking at cases where big brands suffered a defeat before the courts or the IP office.

12 July 2023

FTC clamps down on copycat edible cannabis products

The US FTC is clamping down on companies selling edible cannabis products using packaging that mimics that of well-known sweet and snack brands. But enforcement in this area remains a challenge and the risks to both brand and consumer are high.

12 July 2023

Cheers and confusion: General Court agrees that STONE and STONES are one and the same

One of the key issues raised by Stone Brewing in this dispute with Molson Coors was the refusal of the EUIPO to suspend proceedings due to the uncertainties of Brexit.

11 July 2023

Legal Updates you may have missed: success stories for non-traditional marks

Each quarter WTR runs a series of pieces highlighting recent Legal Updates that you may have missed. To kick off the latest series, we look at cases where rights holders have successfully registered, defended or enforced their non-traditional trademarks.

10 July 2023

Court confirms that NAUJOJI RŪTA is confusingly similar to RŪTA

The addition of the element ‘Naujoji’ in the mark applied for, as well as the presence of additional graphic elements in the earlier marks, did not create a different overall impression.

05 July 2023

Roundtable: setting up an IP team in Asia

Featured in WTR Special Report Q2 2023: Spotlight on Asia-Pacific: A guide to strategically navigating the evolving landscape

04 July 2023

Why Mengniu sought IP talent outside China

Featured in WTR Special Report Q2 2023: Spotlight on Asia-Pacific: A guide to strategically navigating the evolving landscape

04 July 2023

Supporting Ukraine; GIs in the spotlight; ChatGPT takes centre stage – highlights from ECTA 2023

WTR shares insights from ECTA's 41st Annual Conference in Prague, with hundreds of brand professionals and one Olympic medallist in attendance.

03 July 2023

WTR Brand Elite analysis: May 2023

Featured in Stock market performance

The WTR Brand Elite dropped one point through May, as major stock indices returned mixed results. Tech brands performed strongly, with a suite of new AI-powered Alexa devices giving Amazon a notable boost.

22 June 2023

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