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USPTO records unprecedented year of filings and pendency levels

WTR presents key insights and takeaways from the USPTO's latest Performance and Accountability Report for FY 2021, which was published on Tuesday.

12 January 2022

OAPI: widespread changes come into effect

Changes to the OAPI registration system - affecting trademarks, GIs, utility models and industrial designs - came into effect on 1 January 2022. This update highlights the most important changes.

11 January 2022

The LEGO Group’s risky approach pays off: a year in trademarks

Senior corporate counsel Arturo Ishbak Gonzalez reveals how taking a gamble on non-traditional marks paid off for the LEGO Group in 2021.

22 December 2021

Analysis shows which Nice Classes have the highest, and lowest, rates of abandonment and cancellation

Market factors as well as the nature of an industry have an impact on the likelihood of a trademark cancellation, but most brands inevitably have a shelf life.

17 December 2021

Inditex unsuccessful in ZARA appeal to the General Court

Spanish retail giant Inditex has been unsuccessful on appeal in its attempt to register the mark ZARA for a variety of food products, and retail, wholesale and restaurant services.

14 December 2021

Are VITAYUMMY and YUMMI GUMMI confusingly similar?

This dispute between rival companies in the gummy vitamins sector shows the additional flexibility provided by an assessment under the Danish Marketing Practices Act.

13 December 2021

Unilever’s M&A activity spells a lot of work for the trademark team

The sale of ekaterra will see the consumer giant transfer out 32 brands and approximately 6,000 trademarks.

10 December 2021

NIVEA v NEVIA: Patent and Trademark Office provides comprehensive likelihood of confusion analysis

The workload of the Turkish IP Courts could be positively affected if such comprehensive decisions become more common in administrative proceedings.

10 December 2021

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

Beijing High Court grants well-known trademark status to Unilever’s OMO mark

Such recognition will be conducive to future trademark enforcement actions by Unilever in China.

09 December 2021

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