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Legislation and IP policy watch: the current state of play (December 2022)

WTR’s monthly column tracking trademark and related policy developments, including the progress of major bills, from around the world.

01 December 2022

Court of Rome sides with Juventus in first European decision on use of trademarks in NFTs

The decision is particularly interesting in light of the future addition - from 1 January 2023 - of NFTs to the list of goods falling within Class 9.

30 November 2022

A brief look into NFTs in China

Featured in Trademark Litigation: A Global Guide 2023

While the world is beginning to understand and invest in NFTs, China is not far behind global trends, but has its own characteristics.

30 November 2022

Twitter prevails in Singapore bird spat; counterfeit Rolex most searched; Prosecco lobbying intensifies – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at LA seaport seizures topping $1 billion for the first time, a new report highlighting how Canal Street is flooded with fakes, and much more.

29 November 2022

To infinity and beyond: California court grants motion to dismiss trademark complaint against Meta logo

The court granted Meta’s motion to dismiss, finding that it “border[ed] on implausible” that Dfinity’s purchasers would be “duped by a logo”.

29 November 2022

Energy brands thrive but adidas versus Kanye hits share price: WTR Brand Elite analysis

Stock markets rebound, with energy brands the top performers, but adidas' share price suffers from Kanye split.

24 November 2022

Brand names for sale: the major risk posed by Telegram’s username auction

Messaging platform Telegram has launched a username auction, a move that has already seen major brand names including Nike, Chanel, Facebook and Armani sell for tens of thousands of dollars.

21 November 2022

Delhi High Court exercises extra-territorial jurisdiction over website allowing transactions from India in TATA case

The Delhi High Court allowed Tata Sons Private Limited’s appeal and granted ex parte ad interim injunctions restraining the respondents from using the well-known mark TATA for their cryptocurrency.

21 November 2022

Complainant wastes time on ‘anti-waste’ domain name

The case highlights the difficulties in relying on a trademark for the purposes of the UDRP if the part of the mark that is included in the disputed domain name is purely descriptive and is the non-dominant part of the mark.

21 November 2022

Brands in space, the future of IP, DEI council convenes: INTA Leadership highlights

Key takeaways and highlights from INTA’s biggest-ever Leadership Meeting, which featured over 1,600 registrants from 85 jurisdictions descending on Miami last week.

21 November 2022

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