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Leaked email reveals new solicitation tactics used by suspicious online filing agency

One expert claims that the email contains “transparently false” and “confusing” information, including a claim that the agency is associated with the USPTO.

09 August 2022

House of Zana prevails in Zara dispute; Amazon acquires iRobot; IPOPHL to promote GIs – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at KIPO pledging to improve the quality of its IP evaluation system, Asahi signing its biggest-ever marketing deal, and much more.

09 August 2022

Gibson win offers hope to future litigants

Gibson’s recent success in a design battle spanning almost 50 years should provide optimism for well-known brands suffering decades of infringement.

09 August 2022

Supreme Court of Appeal rules on effect of disclaimers and admissions

This is a rare example of a judgment tackling the issue of the effect of an endorsement, such as a disclaimer or an admission.

09 August 2022

First judgment to test e-commerce platform liability for IP infringement in Thailand

The IP & IT Court has issued a landmark judgment finding that Alibaba was not liable for a third party’s alleged IP infringement on its platforms.

09 August 2022

Prosecco recognised in New Zealand; Better Call Saul trademark dispute; EUIPO new API platform – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the Delhi High Court restraining a manufacturer for infringing a trademark owned by Cadbury, and much more.

05 August 2022

No two ways: Nestlé blocks opposition by a2 Milk

The registrar concluded that the elements ‘Atwo’ in Nestlé’s mark and ‘A2’ in a2 Milk’s mark did not constitute a common element.

05 August 2022

Milan court admits parent company's liability for infringement and allows INDICAM’s participation in relevant trials

This landmark decision establishes the liability of the parent company, not only for the damages caused, but also for the restitution of the profits made by its subsidiaries.

05 August 2022

“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

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