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Good news for Daimler as court finds likelihood of indirect confusion between EQ and EQART in Class 12

The Federal Administrative Court held that a likelihood of indirect confusion could not be excluded, despite the increased level of attention of consumers when purchasing motorised vehicles.

28 February 2022

Tokopedia decries notorious market label; possible Porsche IPO; Crocs acquires HEYDUDE – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at BBC Studios joining the International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy, INTA hosting the entreprenuHERship legal clinic, and much more.

22 February 2022

WTR Brand Elite analysis: January 2022

Featured in Stock market performance

The WTR Brand Elite indices fell four points in the month ending 31 January, mirroring the performance of a number of major stock markets. Among the overall computing and software group, Microsoft dropped 27 points (albeit from a three-year high at the end of December) and Salesforce was down 20 points.

21 February 2022

Extended passing off, keywords, dynamic injunctions and more – five Legal Updates from Europe that you may have missed

Each quarter we are running a series of pieces presenting recent Legal Updates that you may have missed. To kick off our latest series of instalments, we are looking at takeaways from decisions handed down in Europe in the past few months.

24 January 2022

WTR Brand Elite analysis: December 2021

Featured in Stock market performance

The WTR Brand Elite indices rose five points in the month ending 31 December, hitting its highest level since we started tracking the indices four years ago.

20 January 2022

Patent and Market Court revokes trademark registration on ground of bad faith

The court found that MoveTech’s application for the registration of BERGLÖFSLÅDAN did not constitute a normal part of the company’s business activities in accordance with legitimate commercial interests.

10 December 2021

USPTO reveals ID verification details; Peloton sues Lululemon; Guinness packaging blunder – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Uber resolving a dispute with a New York ad agency, amendments to the Hague System Common Regulations, and much more.

30 November 2021

Crisis management: increasing recalls put strain on consumer products and auto industry

Consumer products and auto brands will have to reassess their crisis management strategy to prevent reputational damage in the face of increased product recalls.

29 November 2021

Nissan v EUIPO: General Court rules that E-POWER and VDL E-POWER are not confusingly similar

This dispute between Japanese car manufacturer Nissan and Dutch company VDL Groep highlights the role that company names can play within composite marks.

24 November 2021

Board of Appeal annuls refusal to register position marks for taxi services

The Board of Appeal has annulled decisions of the Estonian Patent Office refusing to register position marks consisting of a black checkerboard device on a yellow oval background placed on the front door of a taxi car.

17 November 2021

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