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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

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

New dynamic injunctions issued in Italy

In a perfect example of dynamic injunctions as applied to the Internet, a Milan court has recently issued preliminary injunctions against a number of ISPs that provided mere conduit services used to broadcast live football matches.

09 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

Purpose-driven brands, communicating the IP message and 360-degree marketing: takeaways from IPBC Australasia

IPBC Australasia, hosted by IAM and WTR, took place last week, with brand leaders discussing protection and enforcement strategies.

08 December 2021

Rebottling of Chanel perfumes: ‘genuine description’ defence does not necessarily apply, says Supreme Court

Israel’s Supreme Court has upheld an appeal by French fashion house Chanel in a dispute involving the rebottling of luxury perfumes.

08 December 2021

Wine producer fined for using misleading labels and deceptive packaging to indicate products’ alleged Italian origin

The Ukrainian Supreme Court has upheld decisions of the Anti-monopoly Committee imposing a total of €34,500 in fines on local wine producer NVP Niva TOV.

08 December 2021

Domain name litigation on the rise among luxury brands

An increasing number of luxury brand owners are turning to arbitration and litigation to tackle misuse of their trademarks in domain names, according to a new report by Clarivate.

07 December 2021

US Supreme Court ends long-running UGG dispute; ABBA sues UK tribute act; Square rebrands to Block – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Shopify being accused of assisting pirate sales by five major publishers, the Polish IP office launching an innovative QR verification system, and much more.

07 December 2021

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