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Civil IP courts grant full protection to genuine rights holder against bad-faith registrant

The Turkish IP courts prioritised the legitimate rights of a foreign e-commerce platform over a local bad-faith registrant.

04 November 2021

“We need to move on this”: Senate committee hearing widens discussion on platform counterfeiting responsibilities

At the annual meeting of ASOP Global, calls were made for social media companies and e-commerce platforms to be compelled to do more to fight illicit trade. Shortly after, a Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing explored just that.

03 November 2021

Squid Game streamer dilemma; Meta PCs changes name to Facebook; Walmart and Gap reunite – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at counterfeiting increasing by 56% in the Philippines, all the latest law firm moves, and much more.

02 November 2021

General Court confirms that BLOCKCHAIN ISLAND lacks distinctive character

The General Court found that the relevant public would perceive the mark as a promotional reference to the status of an island as a hub for blockchain technology.

28 October 2021

Apple loses Huawei legal battle; Trump’s trademark spree; Gucci counterfeits seized – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at CPA Global announcing that it will go by Clarivate, how e-commerce is used to peddle fake goods, and much more.

26 October 2021

Transferring a parody domain name? Never ever!

Merely showing that a domain name is used to heavily criticise a trademark holder will often not be sufficient under the UDRP - as demonstrated by this decision involving the domain name ‘nevereverfx.com’.

26 October 2021

Reverse domain name hijacking: a very public risk, and how to minimise it

How reverse domain name hijacking can amount to a public shaming for complainants and their advisors, and tips to avoid it.

25 October 2021

Covid and counterfeits: how brand owners are fighting back against pandemic opportunists

In an exclusive guest post, experts at Gowling look at how brand owners have tackled a significant rise in counterfeit goods during the covid-19 pandemic.

21 October 2021

Unearthed truth: lack of evidence from complainant means success for respondent

This UDRP decision shows that, to prove bad faith, it is crucial for complainants to establish the existence of their trademarks or their reputation at the time the disputed domain name was registered - rather than when commercial use was being made of the domain name.

19 October 2021

Pressure for US to crack down on counterfeits as study reveals alarming impact of fakes

The Buy Safe America Coalition has published a scathing new study revealing “the devastating impact of the sale of fraudulent goods” on US consumers, businesses and the economy as a whole.

18 October 2021

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