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BAUR AU LAC case: Federal Supreme Court puts an end to trademark dispute between two families

The decision serves as an important reminder of the differences between trademark use and registration.

21 November 2023

WTR Brand Elite analysis: October 2023

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The WTR Brand Elite fell two points in October, hitting its lowest value this year. Yet technology companies – led by Microsoft – bucked the negative trend.

17 November 2023

Hungry Jack’s prevails over McDonald’s; INTA elects 2024 president; Disney to launch NFT platform – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the “largest-ever” seizure of counterfeit goods in the United States, Korean Customs preparing a counterfeits watch list, and much more.

17 November 2023

Haribo gummy bear found to be distinctive for products other than confectionery

The EUIPO Board of Appeal concluded that the sign diverged sufficiently from the norm in the corresponding sectors for it to retain a minimum degree of distinctive character with respect to the goods.

16 November 2023

Tesla fails to establish earlier unregistered rights in GIGABIER

The case serves as a reminder that the mere announcement of a new product is not sufficient to prove unregistered trademark rights under Article 8(4) of Regulation 2017/1001.

14 November 2023

False declaration of incontestability not enough to cancel US trademark registration

The decision limits the tools that the USPTO can use to punish and deter mark owners who make fraudulent Section 15 filings.

09 November 2023

IP High Court: ATHLETE CHIFFON is descriptive in relation to hotel and restaurant services

The relevant consumers would perceive the mark as referring to a restaurant providing chiffon cakes for athletes when used in relation to Class 43 services.

03 November 2023

Court of Session Outer House addresses appeal from UKIPO in whisky spat

This is only the second time that the Court of Session in Scotland has considered an appeal from the UKIPO under Section 76 of the Trademarks Act.

02 November 2023

Michelin's well-known trademarks protected against use for pet food and pet hospital

Two recent judgments constitute new milestones in the protection record of Michelin's well-known trademarks.

01 November 2023

Electronic evidence in cancellation proceedings: appeal court issues landmark decision

This decision of the Industrial Property Appeals Court is significant for IP owners and practitioners, as electronic documents are rarely accepted as full evidence by the Chilean courts.

31 October 2023

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