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USPTO trademarks on sale as NFTs; thousands of duplicate filings in China; Australia joins DesignView – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Nordstrom trimming its private portfolio to strengthen brands, Firefly becoming the North America licensing agency for Pan Am, and much more.

14 September 2021

WICKED v WICKED SISTER: Full Court confirms no statutory infringement by a party that has not used, but has authorised use of, a trademark

Australia’s Full Federal Court has confirmed that a trademark owner that merely authorises use of its trademark cannot be subject to liability for direct trademark infringement.

09 September 2021

High Court allows two ‘Luke’s’ restaurants to coexist

In this dispute between rival Singapore restaurants, the High Court has decided that the parties’ respective marks and businesses could coexist, without the relevant public being confused.

06 September 2021

Gmerica trademarks stir up GameStop investors; Switzerland joins Geneva Act; Modelo dispute – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Alibaba’s auction site launching patent price guidance, a California cookie maker pushing back on Hershey infringement claims, and much more.

03 September 2021

Manuka honey clarified in trademark opposition

The New Zealand body representing a group of ‘manuka’ honey producers has failed to prevent an Australian producer from registering a trademark containing the words ‘Australian manuka’ for honey.

01 September 2021

Mariah Carey trademark dispute; Mars Wrigley signs deal with Brand Central; Nigeria counterfeits update – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at China seeking comments on a new judgement standard, the Ayla trademark dispute being revived by the Ninth Circuit, the Costa Rica IP office aligning with CP6, and more.

31 August 2021

Delta Airlines’ delta variant dilemma; Amazon launches IP Accelerator in Singapore; EUIPO e-sports webinar– news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Walmart announcing a new initiative to help brand advertising, a Ferrero Rocher counterfeiter being found guilty of infringement despite handling authentic goods, and much more.

27 August 2021

How Starbucks protects its most valuable assets: interview exclusive

Starbucks managing director, corporate counsel for global brand protection and intellectual property Batur Oktay reveals how the US coffee chain giant handles a portfolio of more than 18,000 trademarks spanning over 80 countries.

25 August 2021

IPOS unveils new IP resources; THE trademark battle paused; Sony goes on PlayStation filing spree – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the EUIPO releasing a new design examination tool, a Supreme counterfeiter expanding on their production process, the staggering cost to get information on trademark scams, and much more.

24 August 2021

Raise a glass to Treasury Wine Estates: WTR’s 2021 Asia-Pacific Team of the Year

This week we are announcing the winners of the 2021 WTR Industry Awards. First up is the Asia-Pacific Team of the Year Award, which we are pleased to say goes to Treasury Wine Estates.

23 August 2021

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