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Appeal court overturns lower court’s decision in cable car logo dispute

The district court’s decision in this dispute between two cable car venues in Norwegian beauty spots had received some criticism for its application of Paragraphs 30 and 25 of the Marketing Control Act.

11 November 2021

“Enormous momentum” – global spread of plain packaging revealed in new report

A new report delves into health warnings and plain packaging on tobacco products, revealing a significant uptick in brand restrictions over the past couple of years.

10 November 2021

General Court considers several issues concerning disclosure of earlier designs

These cancellation proceedings involving various designs for spiral hair ties provide a helpful reminder of the types of evidence that may be submitted to prove the prior disclosure of a design.

10 November 2021

Uzbekistan amends trademark and copyright laws - what you need to know

The amendments have brought about some significant changes, including the introduction of the expedited examination of trademark applications.

10 November 2021

NCAA issues draft constitution, signposting future approach to student name, image and likeness rights

The NCAA Constitution Committee has shared its new draft constitution with NCAA member schools and conferences, with the treatment of student-athlete name, image and likeness rights a central component.

09 November 2021

Maradona trademark dispute; Afghanistan IP office resumes operations; Ghana joins Geneva Act – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Chinese buying agent WeGoBuy launching an offer to users of a counterfeits forum, PepsiCo being ordered to cease use of its ‘Rise’ name, and much more.

09 November 2021

IP Court decision highlights evidence of use required to defend against non-use cancellation action

This decision of Taiwan’s IP Court demonstrates what type of evidence is required to prove trademark use when the mark at issue is used on a website that does not have a ‘.tw’ top-level domain.

09 November 2021

CRUSTUM opposition highlights interplay of trademarks and copyrights

The Appeal Division of the State Patent Bureau of Lithuania has rejected an opposition filed by UAB Gustum against the registration of the mark CRUSTUM based on alleged copyright in the sign CRUSTUM.

08 November 2021

Brand Tracker: key data insights into the trademark activity of the world’s major companies (May – August 2021)

Samsung seeks greater protection for its UTG brand, while Microsoft focuses on core name and products.

05 November 2021

EUIPO gears up for API launch; Buy Safe America Coalition calls for action; Fat Brands acquires Fazoli’s – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at why brands with sonic logos are perceived as 5% more valuable, Coca-Cola gaining full control of BodyArmor, and much more.

05 November 2021

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