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Full Federal Court issues latest decision in MOTHER dispute

The decision serves as a reminder that not every use of a mark in branding will be considered use “as a trademark”.

27 April 2023

Hermès wins Birkin and Kelly bags 3D trademark infringement lawsuit

The Tokyo District Court awarded over Y5.6 million to the French luxury fashion house for infringement of its trademark rights in the 3D shape of the Birkin and Kelly bags.

27 April 2023

Twitter reports sharp rise in impersonation, as verification chaos continues

Twitter has released its latest transparency report, revealing a stark increase in reports of impersonation accounts targeting individuals and brands.

26 April 2023

Fighting counterfeits and fake accounts on Kuaishou: what you need to know

The Chinese e-commerce platform has been implementing various measures in recent years to tackle counterfeits head on.

26 April 2023

Brand owners are reminded to get it right the first time in revocation actions

In New Zealand revocation proceedings, it is critical to take appropriate steps and lodge relevant evidence in the first instance.

26 April 2023

Bored Ape NFT owner wins IP case; EUIPO unveils new website; Hasbro and Mattel partner up – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at a shipment of Miller High Life beer being destroyed over its “champagne” slogan, and much more.

25 April 2023

How a Chinese short-video social platform protects its own brand

Li Lou, Kuaishou’s trademark manager, explains how the platform protects its rights and fights against infringement.

25 April 2023

Bertini v Apple: to tack or not to tack, that is the question

The decision serves as a warning that acquisition of a prior mark does not always afford a basis for tacking on prior rights.

25 April 2023

Bad faith is bad faith - even where the contested mark is registered for dissimilar goods and services

In this clash between rivals in the bitcoin market, the General Court has held that the Board of Appeal of the EUIPO had erred in its overall assessment of bad faith.

24 April 2023

Amazon launches Anti-counterfeiting Exchange; Twitter ditches legacy verification; Zacco acquired – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at US legislators reflecting on counterfeiting challenges in IP subcommittee hearing, the UK High Court siding with Lidl in Tesco clubcard dispute, and much more.

21 April 2023

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