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Hasbro ruling casts doubt on ‘evergreening’ TM strategy

EU05-05-2021Alex Baldwin

On April 21, Hasbro had its EU ‘Monopoly’ trademark partially invalidated by the EU General Court.

General Court rules in favour of Red Bull in EU TM dispute

EU04-05-2021Alex Baldwin

The EU General Court has ruled that a Cyprus company’s trademark is invalid on the basis of two prior Red Bull marks.

Exclusive: Etienne Sanz de Acedo on INTA’s ‘Virtual +’ Annual Meeting

International30-04-2021Muireann Bolger

The chief executive of the International Trademark Association, Etienne Sanz de Acedo, has revealed that more than half of the association’s members who responded to a survey wanted a virtual Annual Meeting in 2021, with additional in-person gatherings—prompting it to upturn earlier plans.

Protecting your brand in the pandemic

UK29-04-2021Alex Baldwin

It has been just over a year since the world was upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, at least in the UK, we are seeing a gradual return to some semblance of normality.

INTA’s Annual Meeting 2021 to be held mostly virtually

International29-04-2021Muireann Bolger

The International Trademark Association has announced that its annual meeting will be carried out virtually in 2021 as the unprecedented challenges posed by the pandemic continue.

ADT sues Amazon’s Ring over ‘iconic’ octagon TM

28-04-2021Muireann Bolger

US security company ADT is suing Amazon over claims that its subsidiary, Ring, infringed its “iconic blue octagon” trademark.

Facebook, Gucci jointly sue alleged Russian counterfeiter

Russia28-04-2021Muireann Bolger

Gucci and Facebook have filed a joint lawsuit in California against a Russian resident who allegedly used the social media platform to sell the fashion label’s designer products.

World IP Day 2021: SMEs in the spotlight

International26-04-2021Muireann Bolger

Today marks World IP Day, the theme of which is “IP and SMEs: taking your ideas to market”. The IP world has rallied in pledging commitments to better support and enhance IP knowledge among SMEs—and also to further develop the potential of IP.

Aldi’s ‘cake trolling’ of M&S trades IP risks for tweets

UK26-04-2021Alex Baldwin

Last week, news headlines led with a story that UK supermarket chain Marks & Spencer was suing Europe's largest supermarket chain, Aldi, over a cake that it claimed infringes M&S’ ‘Colin the Caterpillar’ product.

Hasbro loses EU ‘Monopoly’ TM after bad faith finding

EU23-04-2021Rory O'Neill

Hasbro has had an EU trademark for the ‘Monopoly’ board game partially invalidated after the EU General Court found its filing strategy was designed to avoid proving genuine use.

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