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Chinese coffee seller slapped with $3.2m civil suit over counterfeit Starbucks

China30-11-2020Trademarks NewsMuireann Bolger

A Chinese company has been accused of selling counterfeit Starbucks coffee, in a suit which has made the highest ever compensation demand in a consumer civil public interest litigation in China.

Amazon, eBay, Google slate notorious markets nominations

30-11-2020Sarah Morgan

The US Trade Representative’s annual counterfeiting and piracy report should not “target” US companies, according to the Computer & Communications Industry Association.

International operation takes down 21,910 counterfeit websites

EU, International30-11-2020Sarah Morgan

Nearly 22,000 domain names offering counterfeit and pirated items over the internet have been seized as part of ‘In Our Sites’, a joint international operation.

ARIPO registers goat breed as first GI; EUIPO launches GI search tool

Africa, EU, Mozambique27-11-2020Sarah Morgan

The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization has registered its first geographical indication, in the same week that the European Union Intellectual Property Office launched a new search database.

Brewdog loses TM dispute over ‘Doghouse’ beer hotel

UK27-11-2020Rory O'Neill

UK beer company Brewdog can’t register the logo for its “Doghouse” hotel brand as a trademark, the UK Intellectual Property Office has ruled.

UKIPO rejects Tefal’s figurative ‘red dot’ TM bid

UK26-11-2020Sarah Morgan

The UK Intellectual Property Office has refused to register French cookware manufacturer Tefal’s figurative mark, after finding the applied-for trademark as devoid of distinctive character.

Netflix settles suit over 'Black Mirror' episode

International25-11-2020Muireann Bolger

Netflix has settled a suit after it was accused of infringing the trademarks of the “Choose your own Adventure” book series when it created and streamed its interactive film “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch”.

Young people's understanding of IP concerning: EUIPO study

EU25-11-2020Muireann Bolger

Young people aged between 15 and 24 across the EU report a lower understanding of IP compared to other age groups and are more likely to infringe and buy counterfeits, according to a study by the European Union Intellectual Property Office.

Amazon’s IP Accelerator launches in Europe

EU25-11-2020Rory O'Neill

Amazon today, November 25, expanded its IP accelerator programme to Europe, which the company says will make it easier for brands to access legal support and combat counterfeit goods.

Clarivate rolls out new domain registrar service in China

China24-11-2020Muireann Bolger

US-based IP services provider Clarivate, today announced that it has established its leading corporate domain registrar, MarkMonitor, as a licenced domain name registrar in mainland China.

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