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Shangri-La Hotels unsuccessful in opposition against SHANGRI-LA-GOLF

Notably, the JPO Opposition Board questioned the degree of recognition of the mark SHANGRI-LA among the relevant public in Japan.

01 September 2023

Attempted imitation of GOD OF WAR mark: DINAPI protects foreign trademark owner’s rights

The DINAPI rejected an application for GAD WAR for entertainment services, finding that there was a likelihood of confusion with Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc’s well-known GOD OF WAR mark.

31 August 2023

The football brand GOAT: Messi move to Miami a commercial boon for player, club and league

The move is a massive commercial boon for the young club and could see Messi expanding his already record-breaking trademark portfolio to protect his brand interests in the United States.

24 August 2023

2024 Industry Awards and WTR 300 nominations – now open

Don't miss out on the chance to honour the luminaries of the trademark industry.

23 August 2023

Fight of the air carriers – High Court grants injunction to stop AirAsia from selling competitor tickets on its app

The injunction prevents continued sales of Malaysia Airlines and Firefly tickets on the AirAsia SuperApp, while the court decides on the unauthorised use of trademarks on electronic platforms.

23 August 2023

“Count on me!”: the philosophy powering the Wyndham Hotels & Resorts trademark team to award-winning success

How the “small but mighty” Wyndham team manages an evolving roster of international brands.

31 July 2023

TTAB finds that guitar-shaped hotel building is inherently distinctive

The TTAB found that the building shape of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino constituted inherently distinctive trade dress.

19 July 2023

WTR Brand Elite analysis: June 2023

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The WTR Brand Elite rose seven points through June, hitting its highest value since 1 February 2022.

18 July 2023

Successful enforcement of Sony Interactive Entertainment’s trademark rights results in imposition of maximum monetary fine

The case demonstrates how defendants may seek to use certain tactics for the sole purpose of delaying legitimate actions.

03 July 2023

TTAB confirms that building design marks lack distinctiveness

The TTAB affirmed the refusal of two applications by a subsidiary of Hilton Worldwide Holdings for design marks consisting of representations of the Palacio Del Rio hotel.

27 June 2023

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