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Quidditch rebrands to quadball; Mattel and Elon Musk reunite; Uber brand rating takes a hit – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the EUIPO introducing a new trademark filing form, the GetHenry rebrand highlighting the risks of a generic name, and much more.

22 July 2022

WTR Brand Elite analysis: June 2022

Featured in Stock market performance

A rocky month in the stock markets saw the WTR Brand Elite drop eight points through June. The index is now at its lowest value since November 2020.

18 July 2022

General Court: Board of Appeal erred in finding that Class 12 goods and Class 35 services are similar

The Board of Appeal wrongly concluded that the “retail of apparatus and instruments for accumulating electricity” were offered in the same points of sale and, in essence, were aimed at the same public as “electronically motorised skateboards”.

04 July 2022

WTR Brand Elite analysis: May 2022

Featured in Stock market performance

The WTR Brand Elite dropped a point in the month ending 31 May, as stock markets around the world returned mixed results. Companies in the energy sector, though, had a strong month.

23 June 2022

Brand Tracker: January-April 2022

Featured in Prosecution

Filing activity is continuing to decline among 25 of the world’s leading corporations, according to the latest WTR Brand Tracker data.

15 June 2022

Coveted well-known trademark status conferred on DHL mark

In this dispute between DHL International GmbH and DLH Express Services Private Ltd, the Delhi High Court has held that the mark DHL was well known, especially in the field of logistics and courier services.

07 June 2022

WTR Brand Elite analysis: April 2022

Featured in Stock market performance

The WTR Brand Elite slumped seven points in the month ending 30 April, falling to its lowest level since February 2021.

23 May 2022

Audi counterfeiter faces higher damages for lack of cooperation

The lack of cooperation of an individual whose company was found to wilfully counterfeit and infringe Audi AG’s trademark and design patent rights has motivated a court to significantly increase damages against them.

18 May 2022

Use it or lose it: inside EHang’s brand protection strategy

Chinese autonomous aerial vehicles maker EHang explains why it set up an IP department and offers other start-ups lessons from its brand protection strategy.

13 May 2022

First sale defence bars trademark infringement where trademarked component is adequately disclosed

In this dispute over the use of ‘Bluetooth’ marks in cars containing Bluetooth-equipped head units, the Ninth Circuit held that the first sale doctrine applies when a trademarked product is incorporated into a new product.

12 May 2022

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