Sector: Food and Beverage

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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

Treasury Wine Estates triumphs over Chinese copycat in enforcement masterclass

A Supreme Court win for Penfolds wine provides practical takeaways for foreign brands battling copycat infringement in China.

15 August 2022

KOPOBKA KOROVKA v KRÓWKA: General Court confirms lack of likelihood of confusion

In light of the differences between the marks, the relevant public would not perceive the contested marks as a playful variation of the earlier mark.

12 August 2022

What brands need to know about the soon-to-be-launched ‘.kids’ TLD

The new ‘.kids’ TLD is due to launch this week. Ahead of its sunrise period, WTR explores the opportunities and potential risks for brands interested in using the domain.

08 August 2022

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