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Venice Court rules out lawfulness of forum shopping in trademark infringement cases

The Court of Venice has rejected an attempt at forum shopping made by insurance company Alleanza Assicurazioni within the context of a trademark infringement dispute with Coop Alleanza 3.0.

31 August 2022

Destruction ceremony held in Thailand; Amazon files joint lawsuit; fake Microsoft software warning – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the Iraq IP office updating its trademark licensing requirements, Vans winning punitive damages in a Chinese OLD SKOOL suit, and much more.

30 August 2022

The existence of ‘zombie’ marks forces brand owner back to court

A brand owner has had to appeal its own successful non-use revocation action to kill off a ‘zombie’ trademark.

30 August 2022

Malaga Court of Appeal requires first-instance court to specify bases to establish defendant’s civil liability in counterfeit clothing case

The decision emphasises that setting these bases in the first-instance judgment is especially important in IP crimes, as there are different criteria for calculating civil liability for these types of crime.

30 August 2022

Myths of trademark tarnishment: groundbreaking study suggests legislation rethink required

Academic behind new study says that if the results are repeated in future, US policymakers should “consider repealing or narrowing protection against tarnishment”.

29 August 2022

Holdover trademark licensee status can’t do heavy lifting on “exceptionality”

In this dispute over the sale of weightlifting equipment beyond the expiration of a licensing agreement between the parties, the court considered the different standards required to prove a violation and damages.

26 August 2022

Apple and Swatch clash again in Singapore

In a recent case, Swatch’s claim that Apple applied for a trademark in bad faith was dismissed, coming after Apple's own unsuccessful opposition against Swatch in 2018.

25 August 2022

Market Court rules on ‘bad faith’ relating to unusual circumstances

In a blow to Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Finland Ab, the Market Court has held that its application for a device mark had been made in bad faith - even though the application was linked to the goal of strengthening the protection of its trademark portfolio.

25 August 2022

Unprecedented flood of infringement: study reveals hundreds of opportunistic filings in Russia as foreign brands targeted

A major new study has identified nearly 500 trademark applications filed in Russia that are identical or similar to famous foreign brands.

24 August 2022

HUAWEI’s marks protected before the Peruvian Trademark Office

HUAWEI has successfully defended its marks in Peru after the Trademark Office found the YAWI marks to be confusingly similar.

24 August 2022

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