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INTA unveils WIPO and Disney keynotes for annual meeting

International23-09-2020Sarah Morgan

The World Intellectual Property Organization’s incoming director general and a former Disney vice president will deliver keynote addresses during the International Trademark Association’s annual meeting later this year.

‘Toy Story 4’ character infringes Evil Knievel IP: suit

23-09-2020Sarah Morgan

Keanu Reeves’ stuntman character Duke Caboom in Disney’s “Toy Story 4” has appropriated the late Evel Knievel’s likeness and trademarks, according to a new suit.

Australia weighs new laws to protect indigenous knowledge

Australia22-09-2020Rory O'Neill

Australia will consider a special trademark certification and stand-alone legislation aimed at protecting the IP of indigenous communities.

In memoriam: women’s rights champion Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

21-09-2020Sarah Morgan

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to sit on the US Supreme Court, passed away on Friday, September 18, due to complications from pancreatic cancer.

Messi scores TM victory as CJEU kicks out EUIPO appeal

EU17-09-2020Muireann Bolger

In a win for Lionel Messi, the Court of Justice of the European Union has today dismissed an appeal brought by the European Union Intellectual Property Office and a clothing company against the footballer’s bid to register ‘MESSI’.

French champagne makers celebrate TM victory at IPOS

Singapore16-09-2020Muireann Bolger

In a win for French champagne producers, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore has ruled against the registration of a competitor’s trademark.

EUIPO cancels Banksy’s ‘bad faith’ trademark

EU, UK15-09-2020Sarah Morgan

The European Union Intellectual Property Office yesterday, September 14, cancelled street artist Banksy’s ‘flower bomber’ trademark after concluding that it had been filed in bad faith.

Mitsubishi Electric wins TM suit against Chinese counterfeiters

China, Japan15-09-2020Sarah Morgan

Tokyo-based Mitsubishi Electric has secured victory against three factory-automation product counterfeiters in Guangzhou, China in a trademark infringement dispute.

Invicta claims TM victory before INPI

France14-09-2020Sarah Morgan

France's National Institute of Industrial Property sided with Invicta Watch Group earlier this month, in its bid to have a trademark applied for by Societe Parisienne de Parfums Et Cosmetiques rejected.

European TM rulings: SOS TM is refused, General Court rebukes EUIPO

EU11-09-2020Muireann Bolger

WIPR looks at trademark rulings released this week by the European General Court, and the key takeaways from each ruling.

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