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Confusing similarity v likelihood of confusion standards under the Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act

This decision of the US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has implications for establishing that a defendant’s domain name is confusingly similar to a mark under the ACPA.

21 September 2021

EURid extends citizenship criteria and gives last chance to UK registrants

The ‘.eu’ registry has updated its registration rules to enable expats from three additional countries to register ‘.eu’ domain names, and announced that Brexit-related withdrawn domain names could still be recovered by the end of this year.

20 September 2021

Ray-Ban Stories is one to watch

Facebook and Essilor Luxottica’s cutting-edge smart glasses are a bold new move in wearable tech – and one that trademark owners should keep an eye on.

18 September 2021

Emma Raducanu trademark misreporting; new INTA resolution; Oreo and Pokémon team up – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at US Customs unveiling a dedicated centralised inspection facility in Los Angeles, the Kroger Co joining Buy Safe America, and much more.

17 September 2021

Scammer takedown: USPTO solicitation fraudster fined $4.5m and sentenced to prison

The US Department of Justice has announced a significant win in the fight against trademark solicitation scams, with a Latvian national sentenced to more than four years in prison for defrauding thousands of USPTO trademark registrants.

16 September 2021

Not everyone on the Internet uses aliases

This UDRP decision highlights how having a trademark does not necessarily mean that a rights holder will succeed in obtaining the transfer of a domain name, even if it is identical to that trademark and even if the respondent does not reply to the complaint.

15 September 2021

USPTO trademarks on sale as NFTs; thousands of duplicate filings in China; Australia joins DesignView – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Nordstrom trimming its private portfolio to strengthen brands, Firefly becoming the North America licensing agency for Pan Am, and much more.

14 September 2021

New measures for e-commerce supervision come into force

The Measures for the Supervision and Administration of Online Transactions have recently come into effect in China, strengthening the pressure against operators of infringing online stores.

14 September 2021

Emma Raducanu, the brand: why trademark protection needs to be a priority for tennis superstar

Tennis player Emma Raducanu could become a “billion-dollar sports star” through commercial deals, but reaching that potential will require effective brand protection – with one expert claiming delay could result in costly legal battles.

13 September 2021

Texas Hammer nails trademark infringement appeal

This case presented the first opportunity for the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to consider initial interest confusion in the context of search engine keyword advertising.

10 September 2021

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