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Bored Ape NFT owner wins IP case; EUIPO unveils new website; Hasbro and Mattel partner up – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at a shipment of Miller High Life beer being destroyed over its “champagne” slogan, and much more.

25 April 2023

How a Chinese short-video social platform protects its own brand

Li Lou, Kuaishou’s trademark manager, explains how the platform protects its rights and fights against infringement.

25 April 2023

UDRP complaint will not resolve trademark dispute

Parties involved in parallel trademark proceedings would be well advised to wait until such proceedings have been determined before filing a UDRP complaint.

25 April 2023

Bad faith is bad faith - even where the contested mark is registered for dissimilar goods and services

In this clash between rivals in the bitcoin market, the General Court has held that the Board of Appeal of the EUIPO had erred in its overall assessment of bad faith.

24 April 2023

Amazon launches Anti-counterfeiting Exchange; Twitter ditches legacy verification; Zacco acquired – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at US legislators reflecting on counterfeiting challenges in IP subcommittee hearing, the UK High Court siding with Lidl in Tesco clubcard dispute, and much more.

21 April 2023

Online marketplace sales: Umbro’s famous ‘double diamond’ marks not infringed by Dream Pairs’ logo on football boots

The High Court dismissed all claims brought by Iconix, the owner of the Umbro brand, in its dispute with Dream Pairs over the sale of footwear on Amazon’s online marketplace.

21 April 2023

Legal Updates you may have missed: key domain name decisions

We complete our series highlighting recent Legal Updates you may have missed by looking at landmark decisions concerning domain names, as well as a UDRP case involving a fraudulent email address.

20 April 2023

Government approves anti-counterfeiting in e-commerce plan

One of the key objectives of the plan is the creation of a centralised anti-counterfeiting and consumer protection database.

20 April 2023

Five minutes with… NAVER

WTR goes behind the scenes with the IP protection team at Korean search portal NAVER.

19 April 2023

Blow for Instagram as High Court dismisses SOUNDGRAM appeal

The appeal court will not interfere with the decision of a hearing officer unless the decision reached was so beyond reasonableness that it was “plainly wrong”.

18 April 2023

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