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General Court annuls EUIPO decision in HISPANO SUIZA case

The General Court found that the EUIPO was wrong to rule out, as a matter of principle, the relevance of the ‘market practice’ criterion in its examination of the similarity of the goods.

16 June 2021

Crocs calls out Skechers; LegalZoom gears up for initial public offering; SurveyMonkey rebrands as Momentive – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at INTA updating its anti-counterfeiting best practices, the American Apparel & Footwear Association joining a campaign against illegal trade, Amazon and HanesBrands teaming up, and much more.

11 June 2021

Good news for Ford as General Court confirms likelihood of confusion between KUGA and KUGOO

The General Court has handed a victory to US car manufacturer Ford Motor Company, finding that there was a likelihood of confusion between Chinese company Yongkang Kugooo Technology’s mark KUGOO and Ford’s earlier KUGA marks in Class 12.

07 June 2021

Tesla overtakes Apple in trademark furore; Madrid Protocol passed in Jamaica; GOOD YEAR well known in India – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the explosive increase in trademark applications in Chile, the appointment of a new president at the Licensing Executives Society International, and much more.

04 June 2021

Emerging threats and trends in online brand protection; share your insights

WTR is asking readers to share their experience of the online brand protection environment in the past 12 months, in an effort to identify how practice is evolving in response to emerging threats.

02 June 2021

Hendrick’s defeats Lidl in lookalike gin dispute; INTA reveals Annual Meeting plans; Etihad launches sonic brand – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the EUIPO replacing email attachments with links, a stinky tofu restaurant trademark invalidated for satirising a football team, and much more.

28 May 2021

European and consumer brands dominate Clarivate’s first-ever best-protected brands list

Clarivate has published its first Top 100 Best Protected Global Brands Report, revealing that almost half of the world’s best-protected global brands are headquartered in Europe, while more than half are consumer brands.

26 May 2021

Amazon, Apple and Facebook teams top the list as world’s leading corporate trademark professionals revealed

Released today, the fifth edition of WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals identifies the individuals deemed to be the leading lights of the corporate trademark world.

24 May 2021

General Court provides guidance on bad faith in TORNADO case

The General Court stressed that, in the case of an application for invalidity under Article 52(1)(b) of Regulation 207/2009, there is no requirement whatsoever that the applicant for that declaration be the proprietor of an earlier mark for identical or similar goods or services.

24 May 2021

WTR Brand Elite analysis: April 2021

Featured in Stock market performance

The WTR Brand Elite project tracks how a defined set of brand-focused companies with industry-leading trademark teams perform against stock market indices.

20 May 2021

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