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WTR Brand Elite analysis: May 2023

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The WTR Brand Elite dropped one point through May, as major stock indices returned mixed results. Tech brands performed strongly, with a suite of new AI-powered Alexa devices giving Amazon a notable boost.

22 June 2023

PTO issues important decision on distinctiveness of trademarks consisting of device element and descriptive words

The decision sheds light on the criteria to be applied to the examination of composite trademarks.

08 June 2023

Success for Glaxo’s 3D mark for purple asthma inhaler

Glaxo has prevailed on appeal in these long-running invalidity proceedings, with the General Court annulling a EUIPO decision invalidating Glaxo’s 3D mark for the shape of an inhaler.

06 June 2023

Confusion is possible between similar trademarks applied to prescription-only medicines

Confusion may still occur where similar marks are applied to pharmaceutical products prescribed by doctors and dispensed by pharmacists.

05 June 2023

WTR Brand Elite analysis: April 2023

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The WTR Brand Elite rose a single point through April, taking it to its highest value level in just over a year.

29 May 2023

WTR award winners revealed: industry elite celebrates in Singapore

Corporate trademark excellence has been celebrated at Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay, with the winners of this year’s WTR Industry Awards announced at an exclusive champagne reception.

18 May 2023

General Court: no likelihood of confusion between BIOLARK and BIOPLAK

The court found, among other things, that “pharmaceutical products” in Class 5 and “medical devices” in Class 10 were not complementary.

16 May 2023

Registered rights versus use in the market in opposition proceedings

The goods protected by a trademark registration cannot be restricted ex officio in opposition proceedings where the law provides for specific legal proceedings to this effect.

10 May 2023

Celebrating in-house leaders: 2023 edition of WTR 300 launches

WTR is pleased to unveil the seventh edition of the WTR 300, which identifies the individuals deemed to be the leading lights of the corporate trademark world.

28 April 2023

Legal Updates you may have missed: when big brands take a blow

We continue our series highlighting recent Legal Updates you may have missed by looking at cases where big brands were defeated before the courts or the IP office.

19 April 2023

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