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Supreme Court confirms compensation of over €500,000 for using competitor’s trademark as AdWord

The defendant’s advertisement hardly allowed the average internet user to determine whether the services included in the advertisement came from the owner of the trademark or from a company financially linked to it.

12 September 2022

Pinduoduo enters US market; brands pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II; Heineken acquires Beavertown – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the French IP office announcing a multi-day outage of online trademark services, Hermès preparing for the metaverse, and much more.

09 September 2022

IP owners and e-commerce platforms team up against counterfeiters in Southeast Asia

Participating platforms in new initiative are AliExpress, Carousell, Lazada, Tencent, TikTok and Tokopedia.

09 September 2022

Samsung timed out by Swatch

The case shows that the Article 14 defence is unlikely to be available to any app store operators who are assisting in some way in the creation of apps by third parties or who are involved in the way those apps are sold and marketed.

08 September 2022

EUIPO celebrates 28th anniversary; FIFA to launch NFT platform; Citroën and Polestar settle logo dispute – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Primark settling a Truworths dispute, the Prince estate prevailing against an energy drink company, and much more.

06 September 2022

“It’s high time someone does this”: new domain blocking service prepares for launch

A new brand protection offering seeks to make abusive name blocking easy across all TLDs.

06 September 2022

The great debate: should retail platforms be liable for trademark infringement?

The benefits of increasing platform liability for online trademark infringement outweigh the risks, argues Mewburn Ellis senior professional support lawyer Emma Kennaugh-Gallacher, in this week’s Saturday opinion.

03 September 2022

Why the Open App Markets Act is one for brand owners to watch

The prospect of allowing third-party app providers to compete on equal terms creates both opportunities and risk for brands.

02 September 2022

Delhi High Court restrains use of PUMA for GPS and anti-theft devices

Following a joint compromise application capturing the terms of a settlement between the parties, the Delhi High Court has decreed a trademark infringement suit involving Puma in favour of the sports giant – and made some interesting observations while doing so.

01 September 2022

International arbitration can be key to resolving metaverse and NFT disputes but lawyers must keep up

Venue selection is also critical when a dispute arises, a panel of experts advise.

01 September 2022

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