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The European Trade Mark Reform – Phase 2
On 1 October 2017, the second part of the European trade mark reform entered into force...
European Union
10 Oct 2017
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Changes To Divisional Trade Mark Applications Flagged By IP Australia
This development (although still some way off) will be good news for filers of IRDAs.
Australia
14 Sep 2017
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Criminal Trade Mark Offences To Also Apply To Grey Market Goods In UK
In a positive decision for brand owners, the UK Supreme Court has confirmed that criminal trade mark offences can apply to the sale and distribution of grey market goods in addition to counterfeit goods.
UK
13 Sep 2017
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How Distinctive Can A Chocolate Bar Be? After Kit Kat, Now It's Toblerone's Turn
In newly issued court proceedings, the makers of Toblerone have become the latest confectionary manufacturers to seek to protect the shape of their product via 3D trade mark registrations.
United States
1 Sep 2017
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Louis Vuitton Seeks Supreme Court Review To Resolve Purported Circuit Split On Trademark Dilution
Louis Vuitton recently petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Second Circuit ruling that certain handbags are fair-use parodies of Louis Vuitton products, and therefore do not give rise to liability for trademark dilution...
United States
 
23 Aug 2017
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U.S. Court Finds Adidas' Stan Smith Shoe Trade Dress Protectable
It's game, set, match for Adidas when it comes to the protectable trade dress in its iconic Stan Smith tennis shoe.
United States
23 Aug 2017
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UK To Introduce New Unjustified Threats Bill Across IP Law
The United Kingdom's new Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017 (the Act) was recently granted royal assent and is set to come into force in October 2017.
UK
21 Aug 2017
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Duty Of Examining A Mark In The Registration Stage – Judgement Of The EU Court In The Case Of Indeutsch International, Case T-20/16
On 15 February 2010, the company M/S. Indeutsch International (Applicant) filed figurative EU trademark for "knitting needles" and "crochet hooks" belonging to the 26th class of the Nice Classification.
European Union
10 Aug 2017
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Say My Name: Beyoncé Files Trademarks For Her Newborn Twins' Names
Long gone are the days where the first registration of your child's name was on their birth certificate.
Australia
9 Aug 2017
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UK Appointed Person Gives First Decision In Registered Design Appeal
The first decision on an appeal to the Appointed Person under a new regime for designs has been issued.
UK
2 Aug 2017
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The Laguiole Trademark Saga: Victory Can Be A Double-Edged Knife
The European Union Court of Justice confirmed the intellectual property rights owned by the French company "Forge de Laguiole", but solely in areas in which it pursued an actual business activity.
France
2 Aug 2017
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If And How To Restrict The Distribution Of Bot-Programs For Online-Games – The "World Of Warcraft II" Decision Of The German Federal Court Of Justice
Early this year, the German Federal Court of Justice (FCJ) rendered a judgment in relation to the distribution of automation software ("bot-programs") for the computer game "World of Warcraft".
Germany
1 Aug 2017
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Distinctiveness Of A Mark – Ruling Of The EU Court Of Justice (Packaging Of Knoppers Waffles)
We reported previously on a case of the registration of the graphic trademark shown below (packaging for Knoppers waffles, without any additional markings, with protection only for the two-coloured background) ...
European Union
1 Aug 2017
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"Deluxe" As A Word Element Of A Trademark – Ruling Of The EU Court Of Justice
On April 10, 2014, Deluxe submitted a complaint to the EU General Court, seeking to have the disputed decision invalidated.
European Union
31 Jul 2017
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Dispute Over The Similarity Of The Marks "NIMORAL" And "NEORAL"– Ruling Of The EU General Court
The court also pointed to the strong phonetic similarity between the marks, not sharing the view of the plaintiff that they will be read in a completely different way
European Union
31 Jul 2017
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Proceeding On A Submission Of A Graphic Trademark – Ruling Of The European General Court
The EU General Court upheld a decision by the EUIPO Board of Appeal in the case of Anta (China) vs. EUIPO, in accordance with which a graphic mark consisting of two lines forming an acute angle, ...
European Union
28 Jul 2017
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United Kingdom To Introduce New Unjustified Threats Bill Across IP Law
The UK's new Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017 (the "Act") was recently granted royal assent and is set to come into force in October 2017.
UK
28 Jul 2017
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New Regulation On The Protection Of EU Trademarks
The publication of the new regulation is the result of a legal reform of trademarks in the EU.
European Union
27 Jul 2017
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