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Patent Court holds that ASICS' use of Novak name is not trademark use

This is the first time that a Korean court has considered whether the use of a famous person's name as part of a collaboration contract amounts to trademark use.

15 November 2021

Amazon and Weber lawsuit team-up; Tiffany and Supreme collaboration; anti-counterfeiting supporting sustainability – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the South African IP office warning of email issues, a major new e-commerce platform launching in Kenya, and much more.

12 November 2021

CJEU: partial designs may be protected as unregistered Community designs

This judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union is welcome in that it rejects the additional criteria that the German courts had tried to impose on design protection for parts of products.

12 November 2021

Squatting evolution in China: why your mid-sized brand could be at risk

A curious case involving US lifestyle range the Pioneer Woman and a lone individual in China serves as a warning that alleged trademark squatters are switching tactics in their attempts to target mid-sized brands.

11 November 2021

Appeal court issues significant decision on jurisdiction in case of online infringement

This decision of the Regional Court of Appeal may encourage foreign companies with registered trademarks in Turkey to sue more readily in case of online trademark infringement.

11 November 2021

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

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

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

Puma obtains removal and destruction of shoes bearing its figurative mark

German sportswear manufacturer Puma SE has obtained the withdrawal from the market and destruction of sports shoes sold in a major Uruguayan footwear retail chain.

09 November 2021

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