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Disney accused of risking brand value; Metabirkin case moves to trial; China counterfeit drugs rise – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at INTA opening registration for the 2023 Annual Meeting, Danny Trejo starring in a counterfeit medicine PSA campaign, and much more.

13 January 2023

WTR Brand Elite analysis: November 2022

Featured in Stock market performance

It was an especially good month for fashion and luxury, and apparel and footwear brands – with Hermès International’s holding company the biggest winner on the stock markets.

06 January 2023

Hotel services, well-known marks, targeting and more: the five most-read Legal Updates of the year

Analysis of an EU decision on genuine use came top of our list of most-read Legal Updates in 2022.

26 December 2022

Court of Cassation puts an end to long-running Sheraton dispute

A dispute involving the SOYIÇ HOTEL device mark and Sheraton’s well-known S device mark has come to an end following a decision of the Court of Cassation - although the defendant may still appeal.

07 December 2022

Full Federal Court dismisses Corner Hotel appeal

The decision makes it clear that the test for deceptive similarity involves consideration of the ordinary consumer’s imperfect recollection of the registered trademark.

06 December 2022

WTR Brand Elite analysis: October 2022

Featured in Stock market performance

Stock markets rebound, with energy brands the top performers, but adidas' share price suffers from Kanye split.

24 November 2022

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

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