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Legal Updates you may have missed: when reputation is not enough

We complete our latest series of pieces highlighting recent Legal Updates that you may have missed by looking at cases where trademark owners failed in their attempt to rely on the reputation of their marks.

05 October 2023

Why 3D printing design platforms like Thingiverse and Printables should be on policing radars

Despite 3D printing not yet becoming the mainstream consumer product that many predicted, a WTR investigation reveals that brand use by third parties on 3D design platforms is rife.

04 October 2023

Maria, Maia, and the importance of public perception in trademark registration

The TTAB confirmed that a design consisting of the face of “a woman video game character named Maria” would not be perceived as a source indicator.

03 October 2023

Washington Commanders registered; pardoned counterfeiter in hot water; INTA China anniversary – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at a brand-focused exchange-traded fund being launched, Deutsche Telekom being named Europe’s most valuable brand, and much more.

29 September 2023

The clock is ticking: nominate now for the 2024 Industry Awards and WTR 300 before it's too late

There's only a few weeks left to nominate candidates for the prestigious WTR Industry Awards 2024 and the forthcoming edition of WTR 300.

28 September 2023

General Court confirms Board of Appeal’s finding of illustrative and token use in relation to games packages and gambling devices

It was apparent from the evidence that the word ‘gladiators’ was not used independently, but formed part of games packages comprising more than a hundred games.

21 September 2023

Bulls shoot and miss: UKIPO rejects invalidity proceedings brought by NBA

The NBA’s evidence was too vague, which damaged its chances of establishing any reputation beyond basketball-related entertainment.

15 September 2023

Appeal court finds that unauthorised Harry Potter concerts do not infringe Warner Bros’ trademark

Use of the name Harry Potter in Star Entertainment’s Harry Potter-themed concerts was found to be merely descriptive of the concerts’ content.

14 September 2023

“Artists stand no chance”: viral painter speaks out after takedowns from Hasbulla, Post Malone and Warner Bros

Popular Instagram artist Rory Paints laments what he perceives as a David versus Goliath situation between artists and major brands.

12 September 2023

Nominate now to recognise the trademark industry’s leading lights

The nominations period is open for the prestigious WTR Industry Awards 2024 and the forthcoming edition of WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals.

06 September 2023

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