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New York court sides with PepsiCo on remand in ongoing Rise Brewing dispute

In a cautionary tale for plaintiffs, the US District Court for the Southern District of New York has granted PepsiCo’s request for summary judgment in its ongoing dispute with Rise Brewing.

22 August 2023

“Small but mighty”: Treasury Wine Estates’ China enforcement success story

WTR’s Food, Beverages and Tobacco Team of the Year reflects on the fruits of its labour.

18 August 2023

Taco Bell rides Taco Tuesday liberation wave; INTA announces new initiatives; Dafydd v Goliath dispute – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the USPTO seeking to demystify the trademark process, China IP prosecution figures for the first half of 2023, and much more

11 August 2023

Milking Mengniu’s IP portfolio for value

Chinese dairy company Mengniu weighs up the ingredients for an award-winning Asia-Pacific team.

09 August 2023

‘Gorgonzola’ decision provides guidance on how to assess genericity of AOs in Chile

An objection based on genericity against an application for registration of an appellation of origin must be examined under the territoriality principle.

09 August 2023

Preserving the “eternal touch” of Romanée-Conti in Indonesia

The DGIP has rejected two applications for the mark CONTI for wine on the ground that they were confusingly similar to ‘Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’, even though the latter is not registered as a GI in the country.

07 August 2023

“We have genuine passion” – how the Mars trademark team is upskilling to tackle new IP challenges

In an exclusive interview, Mars Wrigley's Philippe Claude reveals how the team is approaching new threats, including NFTs and cannabis-related products.

03 August 2023

PDOs v PGIs: European Commission not bound by national authorities’ assessment

This rare case involving a conflict between existing PDOs and PGI applications considers the sharing of powers between the national authorities and the European Commission.

03 August 2023

Brewing the perfect cup of IP at Starbucks

Why Starbucks' successes saw the trademark department crowned Retail Team of the Year at the 2023 WTR Industry Awards.

02 August 2023

Application for CASA SUIZA rejected for being misleading and causing confusion with GI

As Switzerland is famous for its chocolate and the mark was intended to cover cocoa products, consumers could be misled into believing that the goods were of Swiss origin.

02 August 2023

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