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Notable trends in trademark litigation and enforcement in China: takeaways from QBPC’s top 10 cases lists

QBPC’s selected cases highlight new methods of calculating damages and compensation, the use of big data, and increased cooperation between authorities and businesses.

13 July 2022

The battle for Dunder Mifflin: the global effort to trademark a fictional paper company

NBCUniversal has challenged a US trademark for DUNDER MIFFLIN, with the applicant hitting back at what he calls “puffed-up claims”.

13 July 2022

Why you cannot afford to ignore the metaverse

As brands amass on the sidelines, the numbers say the metaverse has to be taken seriously.

09 July 2022

Filing applications via the e-Albania platform: what you need to know

The Supervisory Council of the General Directorate of Industrial Property has approved Decision No 4 dated 20 June 2022, which regulates the submission of applications through the e-Albania platform.

08 July 2022

10 biggest corporate trademark portfolios revealed

We reveal the 10 companies with the biggest active trademark portfolios in China, Europe and the United States

07 July 2022

Regulating online shopping after the pandemic

The growth of e-commerce and m-commerce is making life easy for counterfeiters, but legislators and courts may yet come to the rescue of IP owners, while consumers are becoming more receptive to messages about brand integrity.

07 July 2022

APPSTREAM refusal upheld on appeal

In a blow to Amazon Technologies, the Board of Appeal has agreed with the ISIPO that the word mark APPSTREAM lacked distinctive character for certain services in Class 42.

06 July 2022

EU-NZ trade deal adds GI protection; Clint Eastwood CBD lawsuit win; Crystal Palace to enter metaverse – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at French police busting a Bordeaux wine counterfeiting operation, Mickey Mouse reaching its copyright expiry, and much more.

05 July 2022

Slogan trademarks - a report by the EUIPO

This update highlights some of the issues that rights owners should be aware of when considering the protection of slogans as registered trademarks.

01 July 2022

Investigation into The Captain Tom Foundation highlights risks around trademark ownership for non-profits

Experts tell WTR that the ownership of the CAPTAIN TOM mark does raise questions, and highlights how transparency over such issues is key for any charitable endeavour.

30 June 2022

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