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Juventus’ landmark NFT injunction paves the way for metaverse enforcement

Juventus FC has won a landmark ruling that could open the door for brands that take on unauthorised NFT creators.

17 November 2022

“A turning point”: Banksy earns significant victory as EU trademark cancellation annulled

The EUIPO Fifth Board of Appeal has ruled that a trademark of a famous monkey image by renowned street artist Banksy is valid.

16 November 2022

“Out of control”: brand impersonation on Twitter rife as risk of fraud and scams rises

With the growing risk of scams on Twitter, IP professionals are being urged to increase their monitoring of the social platform to find and report newly verified accounts impersonating major brands.

11 November 2022

Free-riding to free fall: General Court assesses bad faith in trademark dispute

This dispute involving an Ibiza club mark highlights the consequences of applying for registration of a mark in bad faith.

07 November 2022

WTR Brand Elite analysis: September 2022

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September was a challenging month in the stock markets, with the WTR Brand Elite dropping eight points and hitting its lowest level since October 2020.

31 October 2022

Good news for SIE as INDECOPI’s second instance clarifies status of proceedings suspended due to filing of nullity actions

The decision offers a solution against potentially obstructionist actions initiated with the sole purpose of prolonging trademark infringement proceedings.

19 October 2022

Atlanta Braves rebrand debate; Canon reveals Amazon IP takedown levels; USPTO seeks public feedback – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Medieval Times accusing a performers’ union of brand infringement, the Philippines IP Offices being recognised for its achievements, and much more.

18 October 2022

Last round of battle between FIFA and Puma over 2022 World Cup marks decided by Zurich Commercial Court

In April 2022 the Federal Supreme Court dealt a blow to both FIFA and Puma by ordering the cancellation of four marks referring to the upcoming World Cup. The Zurich Commercial Court has now held that Puma was also prohibited from using its marks for a wide range of goods.

17 October 2022

Fake BTS merch crackdown; Amazon launches IP Accelerator in UAE; Virgin sues Alaska Airlines – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Molson Coors seeking a new trial in its Stone Brewing dispute, Bored Ape Yacht Club entering a consumer goods licensing deal, and much more.

11 October 2022

Members of Norwegian rock band Hjerteslag not entitled to keep trademark registration for band name

In this dispute between vocalist Robert Eidevik and four other members of rock band Hjerteslag, the NIPO has concluded that all band members were joint owners of the acquired trademark rights to the band name.

11 October 2022

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