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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

WTR Brand Elite analysis: August 2022

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Stock market volatility continued in August, despite being a positive month for media companies.

21 September 2022

adidas successfully protects trademark for iconic Telstar football

The case demonstrates that, even when a rights owner does not hold any trademark registration in the country, it is possible to oppose applications by relying on bad faith.

08 September 2022

WWE reveals strategy behind Amazon enforcement collaboration

WWE vice president of intellectual property Matthew Winterroth explains what went into the company’s recent joint action with Amazon’s Counterfeit Crimes Unit.

01 September 2022

Holdover trademark licensee status can’t do heavy lifting on “exceptionality”

In this dispute over the sale of weightlifting equipment beyond the expiration of a licensing agreement between the parties, the court considered the different standards required to prove a violation and damages.

26 August 2022

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