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Myths of trademark tarnishment: groundbreaking study suggests legislation rethink required

Academic behind new study says that if the results are repeated in future, US policymakers should “consider repealing or narrowing protection against tarnishment”.

29 August 2022

Ben and Jerry’s fails in injunction bid against Unilever, as brand and business approaches clash

This week a US district court rejected an injunction request from Ben and Jerry’s to prevent the transfer of its Israeli business to a local licensee.

27 August 2022

Sussex secures UK’s first major region-specific wine PDO

Sussex is the first major wine region in the United Kingdom to be granted UK geographic indication protection as a protected designation of origin.

26 August 2022

Market Court rules on ‘bad faith’ relating to unusual circumstances

In a blow to Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Finland Ab, the Market Court has held that its application for a device mark had been made in bad faith - even though the application was linked to the goal of strengthening the protection of its trademark portfolio.

25 August 2022

WTR Brand Elite analysis: July 2022

Featured in Stock market performance

The stock markets bounced back in July, providing good news for brands in multiple sectors. But reputational challenges persist for energy companies.

23 August 2022

Smart & Biggar joins IPH, Mariah Carey QUEEN OF CHRISTMAS backlash, Russian coffee chain on former Starbucks sites – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Embracer Group acquiring the IP rights to The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, Anaqua earning recognition for its IP legal offerings, and much more.

19 August 2022

Why a Chinese dairy company sought IP talent outside China

Mengniu is creating its IP dream team with a new hire outside China to drive industrial and geographical expansion.

18 August 2022

Food brands bounce back as values exceed pre-pandemic levels

Food brand values have returned to pre-pandemic levels, with Nestlé and Coca-Cola the highest ranking in their sectors, according to the latest Brand Finance report.

17 August 2022

Cadbury Gems v James Bond in Delhi High Court

The court ruled in favour of the plaintiff and ordered the defendant to pay damages, on the basis that there is an immense likelihood of confusion by virtue of the resemblance in product packaging, phonetic similarity of the marks and identical target consumers of the products.

17 August 2022

Federal Administrative Court finds that Nemiroff bottle is distinctive

The court found that the sign had sufficient distinctive character due to the presence of the element ‘Nemiroff’ written in relief on the bottle.

16 August 2022

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