In our latest round-up, we look at the expansion of the EUIPO’s TMview search platform, Scotch Whisky attaining GI protection in South Africa, Chinese trademarks continuing rapid growth rate, and much more.
In a case involving sellers of industrial tyres, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has confirmed that the defendant’s use of a competitor’s tyre mould to make its own tyres created a likelihood of confusion.
The Irish controller for patents, designs and trademarks has found that, although two AUTOKEY marks were liable to be refused under two different sections of the Trademarks Act, the marks had acquired distinctiveness through use.
In Mitsubishi Shoji Kaisha Ltd v Duma Forklifts NV, the Court of Justice of the European Union has considered the issue of de-branding and re-branding of goods imported into the European Union.
Released today, Apple, Mars and Procter & Gamble head up the 2018 edition of the WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals. Now in its second edition, this community-led research project identifies the leading lights of the corporate trademark world. Read more
The brand logos which appear the most on Instagram and Twitter have been revealed, with sports brands adidas and Nike leading the pack. The results also reveal which brands are perceived the most positively and negatively, as well as those most targeted by fraudsters.
The EU General Court has annulled a Board of Appeal decision declaring that the mark MASSI was invalid. It was not possible to ascertain the actual degree of knowledge of the earlier mark MASI without relying on assumptions. Read more