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Mattel drops BARBIE-QUE dispute; Tarantino and Miramax settle; Starbucks launches Web3 experience – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Pakistan launching an investigation on counterfeit medicines, ICANN’s IPC calling for brand owner views, and much more.

16 September 2022

Iceland and Iceland return to court; USPTO threatens termination of 13,000 marks; Ford heads to the metaverse – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Diageo winning an injunction over whiskey lookalikes, an NBA player seeking cancellation of a trademark filed by his mother, and much more.

13 September 2022

10 counterfeit hotspots in China that brand owners should be aware of

Featured in Physical marketplace counterfeit hotspots

In the latest instalment in our regular series on marketplaces around the globe that are reportedly notorious for being counterfeit havens, we head to arguably the world’s main focal point for fake goods: China.

13 September 2022

IP owners and e-commerce platforms team up against counterfeiters in Southeast Asia

Participating platforms in new initiative are AliExpress, Carousell, Lazada, Tencent, TikTok and Tokopedia.

09 September 2022

Counterfeit hotspots in the Benelux region that brand owners must be aware of

In a new edition from our long-running series on physical marketplaces that reportedly engage in the trade of counterfeit goods, we head to the Benelux area.

05 September 2022

The great debate: should retail platforms be liable for trademark infringement?

The benefits of increasing platform liability for online trademark infringement outweigh the risks, argues Mewburn Ellis senior professional support lawyer Emma Kennaugh-Gallacher, in this week’s Saturday opinion.

03 September 2022

Nike settles John Geiger suit; COCOELLA mark cancelled; Bed Bath & Beyond cuts private label brands – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the outgoing UKIPO head reflecting on the past and future, thousands of bags of fake rice being seized in Kenya, and much more.

02 September 2022

WWE reveals strategy behind Amazon enforcement collaboration

WWE vice president of intellectual property Matthew Winterroth explains what went into the company’s recent joint action with Amazon’s Counterfeit Crimes Unit.

01 September 2022

“I know there's pent-up demand”: Brands Registry Group president looks to the future of ‘.brands’

BRG president reflects on the current use of ‘brands’ and how – and which – companies are preparing for the next round.

24 August 2022

In the battle of the supermarkets, Tesco’s bad-faith allegations are deemed groundless, whilst Lidl’s survey evidence is deemed typically cost-effective

The case serves as a warning to future litigants considering running bad-faith invalidity arguments that rebutting the presumption of good-faith filing is a significant hurdle to get over.

15 August 2022

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