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Board of Appeal: no likelihood of confusion between UNOVET and INNOVET

The board believed that the difference between the marks was particularly clear from a semantic point of view, which, in turn, had an impact on the visual and phonetic perception of the marks.

06 February 2023

Meta and Iceland wins feature in Legal Updates from the Americas that you may have missed

To complete our latest series of Legal Updates that you may have missed, we highlight takeaways from decisions handed down in the Americas over the past few months.

03 February 2023

Five minutes with… The Pharmaceutical Security Institute

WTR sits down with PSI’s Asia-Pacific regional director Ramesh Raj Kishore to look back at the organisation’s journey and forward into the future.

31 January 2023

WELL AND WELL v WELLBE: assessment of the likelihood of confusion based on the relevant public’s understanding of the marks

The word element ‘well’, as regards the part of the relevant public which understands its meaning in English, has a low degree of distinctiveness for goods/services which are connected to a person’s physical wellbeing.

26 January 2023

Mexican lawyers voice concern over government’s IP focus, as new IP office head gets to work

IP lawyers have expressed their concern after meeting with the new director of the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property, José Sánchez Pérez, to learn about his priorities.

25 January 2023

WTR Brand Elite analysis: December 2022

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Stock prices had a largely negative December, closing out a rocky year on the stock markets. Our WTR Brand Elite indices fell five points on the month, and 25 points across 2022.

16 January 2023

Belarus: an autumn rich in unfair competition cases

In two recent unfair competition disputes in Belarus, the anti-monopoly authority has reached contrasting decisions.

13 January 2023

Court of Appeal makes key ruling on trademark acquiescence in the UK

The judgment provides clarity as to what actions may be relied on to counter the defence of acquiescence.

11 January 2023

Lula administration clears out Brazil IP office leadership, restores pre-Bolsonaro ministry

Amid turmoil in Brazil over the past week, top officials have been swept out of INPI, but local experts expect IP progress to continue.

10 January 2023

Clearer guidance on parallel imports of medicinal products

The CJEU’s decision in this case - together with the other decisions issued on 17 November 2022 - provides important guidance for trademark owners and parallel importers in the pharmaceutical industry.

10 January 2023

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