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“A progressive step” – Indian government launches unprecedented drive to resolve trademark disputes

The Indian trademark registry has launched a major new initiative that aims to dispose of IP disputes at a record pace, including through the addition of 30 dedicated hearing officers.

04 August 2022

General Court: Board of Appeal failed to examine links between parties in order to assess bad faith

The Board of Appeal ruled out the existence of bad faith without taking account of the relevant factors specific to the particular case - which, had they been taken into account, might have changed its assessment.

04 August 2022

Hells Angels succeeds in trademark infringement claim against Redbubble for a second time

The court rejected Redbubble's argument that the fact that it took steps to prevent infringement of third-party rights should mean that injunctive relief should not be granted.

04 August 2022

Inside Manolo Blahnik’s 22-year trademark battle

DLA Piper, the legal adviser to Manolo Blahnik, recounts a trademark battle that spanned 22 years but ended with Blahnik winning the fight to register his brand in China.

03 August 2022

LA IRLANDESA - a tale of ‘buttery’ bad faith

The General Court confirmed that, at the date of application, the trademark owner “intended to trade unfairly to transfer the advantage derived from the association with Ireland to goods not having that geographical origin”.

03 August 2022

Reckitt rebrand shows power of business connectivity

We hear how a broader business perspective helped the Reckitt brand protection team juggle a major company rebrand, anti-counterfeiting efforts during the pandemic and ongoing global portfolio management to become WTR's 2022 Household and Consumer Goods Team of the Year.

02 August 2022

Brands celebrate Euros win; Myanmar issues trademark forms; Hello Kitty NFTs – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Iraq issuing a six-month grant to provide missing documents, INAPI naming the first companies to use the Madrid System in Chile, and much more.

02 August 2022

No winners here: a case can have no prevailing party

In a matter of first impression, the US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has considered whether legal cases can end in a tie or whether a prevailing party must be named.

02 August 2022

Transit of counterfeit goods: a Turkish perspective

In 2020 the Criminal General Assembly of the Supreme Court issued a landmark precedent on the issue of whether goods in transit may constitute trademark infringement under the relevant legislation. It is expected that the courts will follow this precedent in a recent case.

02 August 2022

How team camaraderie spurs FIFA’s success

FIFA's focus on talent, flexibility and commercial awareness put it top of the league as WTR's 2022 Europe, Middle East and Africa Team of the Year.

01 August 2022

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