Topic: Enforcement and Litigation

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Louis Vuitton successfully opposes registration of HUMAN HORIZONS in Classes 18 and 25

Louis Vuitton Malletier has prevailed in opposition proceedings against the registration of the mark HUMAN HORIZONS for goods in Classes 18 and 25, including luggage and wallets, based on its HORIZON mark.

01 December 2021

GHD successfully opposes application for GOOD HAIR DAY based on slogan mark

This dispute over the right to register the sign GOOD HAIR DAY in respect of hair products shows that, once the hurdles to registration have been overcome, slogans can be a powerful tool for owners to protect their rights.

30 November 2021

Soremartec successfully invalidates registration of ART GLACIO RAFAELIO based on earlier RAFFAELLO marks

Soremartec SA was successful in proving that the registration of the mark ART GLACIO RAFAELIO for goods in Classes 29 and 30 in Lithuania would exploit the reputation of the RAFFAELLO mark and weaken its distinctive character.

30 November 2021

How to initiate a trademark infringement action against a registered trademark in China

This landmark case involving US company Travel Sentry Inc should encourage IP rights owners to fight against free-riders who successfully register infringing trademarks.

29 November 2021

A UDRP complaint out of the clear blue sky

This UDRP decision involving the domain name ‘skycell.com’ highlights that it is crucial for complainants to avoid presenting speculative arguments.

29 November 2021

Lord of the Rings crypto domain dispute; NextCar acquires Autonomy brand; IPOPHL enhances IP Depot  – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at GIview celebrating its first birthday, the acquisition of the Autonomy brand and related IP, the latest law firm appointments, and much more.

26 November 2021

Pfizer’s opposition against registration of RUXXIMLA partially successful

The case confirms that the high degree of attention of the relevant public in respect of goods/services related to the medical field does not automatically rule out the existence of a likelihood of confusion.

26 November 2021

New Administrative Court of Appeals mandatory precedent on issuance of new resolutions

At issue was whether the maximum term for resolving administrative proceedings under Peru’s Legislative Decree 1075 applies where a first decision has already been issued, but has subsequently been declared null.

26 November 2021

The dangerous legacy of Axact: how a ‘diploma mill’ in Pakistan led to a trademark scam epidemic

After a year marked by fraud targeting brand owners, an expert reveals how notorious IT firm Axact, which ceased operations following a high-profile legal investigation, directly led to ongoing scam operations.

25 November 2021

One action, many targets: the litigation strategies behind multiple-seller counterfeiting cases

To combat the tactics used by sophisticated online sellers, a number of brands have successfully implemented litigation programmes seeking asset restraints against multiple seller aliases in a single case.

25 November 2021

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