Sector: Food and Beverage

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Drink up, but not with the Lehman brand

The Federal Circuit upheld a Trademark Trial and Appeal Board refusal to register a trademark based on likelihood of confusion with a famous - but expired - mark.

23 June 2022

Trademark troll loses registration after appropriating well-known mark

This is the first decision applying the new bad-faith ground for trademark expungement, added to the Trademarks Act in 2019.

21 June 2022

Famous fairy tale character finds itself at centre of unfair competition case

In this dispute between rival beverage manufacturers, the anti-monopoly authority found that Krinitsa OJSC’s registration and use of the trademark БУРАТИНО (a character created by Alexey Tolstoy) amounted to unfair competition.

17 June 2022

An IP revolution in Kazakhstan: vastly improved brand protection measures introduced

The Kazakhstan Parliament has passed amendments to its IP legislation, including the addition of trademark opposition proceedings and geographical indications.

16 June 2022

SIMPLY COFFEE: applicant’s arguments too weak to prevent successful opposition on several grounds

The decision shows that it would be beneficial for liquidators to seek specialist advice before applying to register trademarks for the interests of creditors.

14 June 2022

What brand professionals need to know about Only Fools and Horses decision at UK court

Following the recent Only Fools and Horses decision at the UK Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, experts explain why it should be on the radars of UK brand practitioners.

13 June 2022

Trademarks most widely used IP right in UK, reveals groundbreaking UKIPO study

The UKIPO has published a new report examining the IP activity of every UK industry sector, revealing that 95.8% of all industries utilise trademark registrations.

09 June 2022

How a New Zealand dairy cooperative interweaved brand and technology to drive its value-creation strategy

This week, IAM published its latest list of Asia’s IP Elite. One of the companies featured is Fonterra, a New Zealand dairy co-operative that draws on a blend of IP rights to drive a commercial approach to IP.

02 June 2022

Board of Appeal upholds opposition against mark containing name of government’s official seat

Despite the shortcomings of the opposition filed by Estonia’s Government Office, the Board of Appeal found that the mark STENBOCK constituted “another symbol” the registration of which would be contrary to public interest under Article 9(1)(9) of the Trademark Act.

01 June 2022

The MILANO PIZZERIA case or the perils of improper trademark licensing

The case highlights the risks that brand owners face if their licensing arrangements fall short of the requirements set out in the Trademarks Act.

31 May 2022

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