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EUIPO refuses to register Porsche’s sound mark

In a blow to German car manufacturer Porsche, the EUIPO has found that an electronic sound sequence representing the rapid acceleration of an engine was not registrable as a sound mark.

07 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

Does the Cobra have trademark venom?

A recent IPEC decision looked at the right to use the iconic sign AC COBRA on cars in the United Kingdom.

31 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

Tesla prevails in China; Pfizer urges collaboration; WIPO launches masters degree in IP – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at China proposing strengthened rights protection, IP Australia releasing guidance for classifying emerging technologies, and much more.

18 August 2023

Chrysler successful in invalidation proceedings against JEEPER

After a failed opposition in 2022, Chrysler has obtained invalidation of the mark JEEPER for hand tools based on its earlier JEEP mark.

18 August 2023

Brand consolidation, digitalisation and expansion: Škoda’s year in focus

We take a closer look at the projects keeping the automaker's award-winning IP team busy.

17 August 2023

Volvo fails to prevent registration of VOLVOX

A key finding was that the opposed mark and the earlier mark VOLVO were dissimilar conceptually, as the opposed mark gave rise to the meaning of “freshwater green algae of the genus Volvox”.

09 August 2023

WTR Brand Elite analysis: June 2023

Featured in Stock market performance

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

18 July 2023

Legal Updates you may have missed: wins and fails based on reputation

We continue our latest series highlighting recent Legal Updates that you may have missed by looking at cases where brand owners sought to rely on the reputation of their marks in opposition proceedings.

13 July 2023

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