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EU court rules on health food brand battle


In a decision handed down yesterday, November 14, the court dismissed an appeal from Spanish health foods company Foodterapia, which had called for the reversal of a successful opposition to its trademark application. 

Draft Brexit agreement confirms future of IP rights in UK

EU, UK15-11-2018

Last night, UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced that a Brexit deal had been agreed between the European Commission and the UK’s negotiators, in a step towards clarifying the future of the UK following its exit from the EU.

Corsearch buys anti-counterfeiting company

Sweden, US15-11-2018

Trademark solutions business Corsearch has expanded its brand protection offering with the acquisition of a Sweden-based company. 

Singapore to become “IP hub” for Russian businesses

Russia, Singapore15-11-2018

Singapore is soon to become an “IP hub” for innovative Russian enterprises, after the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore’s international arm made an agreement with Russia’s Internet Initiatives Development Fund.

Unilever unit aims for Target in skincare TM suit


A developer of luxury skincare and toiletry creams has accused US retailer Target of reselling unauthorised versions of its branded products.

Baker Botts adds five IP lawyers to partnership

US15-11-2018Movers & Shakers

Baker Botts has added five IP lawyers to partnership, effective from January 1, 2019.

Elon Musk's 'Teslaquila' raises Mexican origin concerns

Mexico, US14-11-2018

Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of Tesla, may soon be facing a showdown against Mexico’s Tequila producers over his attempts to trademark alcoholic drink ‘Teslaquila’. 

IBM and Seagate explore blockchain in anti-counterfeiting project


Technology company IBM is exploring how blockchain technologies can generate “electronic fingerprints” which can be used to reduce the counterfeiting of hard drives.

CJEU’s Dutch cheese decision leaves uncertain future, say lawyers


Yesterday’s Court of Justice of the European Union ruling that the taste of a Dutch cheese cannot be protected by copyright law may come as little surprise, but the implications are unclear, according to lawyers.  

Ugandan authorities in double swoop on HP counterfeiters


Authorities in Uganda’s capital, Kampala, have raided two “large-scale” retailers of counterfeit HP print cartridges, it has been revealed.

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