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Amazon reaches settlement with influencers, will donate payments to INTA

Amazon has reached a settlement with two influencers it accused of using TikTok, Instagram and Facebook to promote and facilitate the sale of counterfeit goods on its platform.

30 September 2021

Facebook ruling could open floodgates for state-law claims against internet companies

A Third Circuit decision allowing a US news anchor to sue Facebook for the unauthorised use of her image could lead to a wave of state-law claims against internet companies and online platforms, legal experts warn.

28 September 2021

Online marketplaces in Thailand that should be on counterfeit enforcement radars

In the next instalment in our regular series identifying the digital marketplaces that brand owners should monitor as part of their global anti-counterfeiting efforts, we head to Thailand.

27 September 2021

UDRP: legitimate interests in a domain name consisting of an acronym

A UDRP panel has denied the transfer of a domain name that could potentially have been a typosquat of the complainant’s long-standing trademark, but was in fact an acronym of the respondent’s company name.

27 September 2021

Amazon bans hundreds of Chinese brands; record-breaking year at UKIPO; Netflix acquires Roald Dahl rights – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Japanese companies urged to prepare for litigation in China, the UKIPO rejecting attempts to register footballer names, and much more.

24 September 2021

Dogecoin clean-up operation proves it does not pay to wait

The creators of meme-currency Dogecoin are facing an uphill battle to register their rights and fend off third-party applications, but other inventors can learn a lot from their troubles.

23 September 2021

Confusing similarity v likelihood of confusion standards under the Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act

This decision of the US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has implications for establishing that a defendant’s domain name is confusingly similar to a mark under the ACPA.

21 September 2021

Online marketplaces in Indonesia that should be on counterfeit enforcement radars

In the next instalment in our regular series identifying the digital marketplaces that brand owners should monitor as part of their global anti-counterfeiting efforts, we head to Indonesia.

20 September 2021

EURid extends citizenship criteria and gives last chance to UK registrants

The ‘.eu’ registry has updated its registration rules to enable expats from three additional countries to register ‘.eu’ domain names, and announced that Brexit-related withdrawn domain names could still be recovered by the end of this year.

20 September 2021

Ray-Ban Stories is one to watch

Facebook and Essilor Luxottica’s cutting-edge smart glasses are a bold new move in wearable tech – and one that trademark owners should keep an eye on.

18 September 2021

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