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Thomas v Luv One Luv All Promotions Ltd: latest instalment in band member dispute sees successful appeal against IPEC judgment

This decision of the Court of Appeal highlights the danger of leaving issues of ownership to be decided only after members of a band have decided to go their separate ways.

06 July 2021

General Court provides guidance on bad faith in RIVIERA AIRPORTS case

The General Court has confirmed that the applications to register the marks RIVIERA AIRPORT/RIVIERA AIRPORTS had not been filed in bad faith, focusing, among other things, on the coherent business strategy displayed by the owner of the marks.

05 July 2021

Top filers, unprecedented applications and a transformed landscape: a year in the life of the EUIPO

Featured in EUIPO Filing Elite 2021

Worrying drops in filing levels followed by record highs have made for an eventful year at the EUIPO. WTR’s Trevor Little considers how these and other events are affecting the IP ecosystem and could affect the future of the register itself.

01 July 2021

General Court: actress and singer Miley Cyrus in entitled to use name as a trademark

In a victory for US actress and singer Miley Cyrus, the General Court has annulled a decision of the EUIPO finding that there was a likelihood of confusion between the mark MILEY CYRUS and the earlier mark CYRUS.

29 June 2021

WTR Brand Elite analysis: May 2021

Featured in Stock market performance

The WTR Brand Elite project tracks how a defined set of brand-focused companies with industry-leading trademark teams perform against stock market indices.

28 June 2021

Why the view of brand valuation needs to change for environmental groups to achieve full potential

In our latest Saturday opinion column, we ask why more environmental organisations are not engaging in brand valuation.

26 June 2021

MUSEUM OF ILLUSIONS: an ultimately illusory risk of confusion

This decision of the General Court reiterates that, where a sign consists of both figurative and word elements, it does not automatically follow that it is the word element which must always be considered to be dominant.

10 June 2021

Emerging threats and trends in online brand protection; share your insights

WTR is asking readers to share their experience of the online brand protection environment in the past 12 months, in an effort to identify how practice is evolving in response to emerging threats.

02 June 2021

Hendrick’s defeats Lidl in lookalike gin dispute; INTA reveals Annual Meeting plans; Etihad launches sonic brand – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the EUIPO replacing email attachments with links, a stinky tofu restaurant trademark invalidated for satirising a football team, and much more.

28 May 2021

Priority periods do the long jump: RCD may claim priority from PCT application within 12 months

In a case involving applications for registered Community designs designating sports equipment, the General Court has stressed that the nature of the earlier right based on which priority is claimed is decisive to determine the duration of the priority period.

26 May 2021

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