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Coty v Amazon a mixed bag for e-commerce platforms, say lawyers

EU03-04-2020Rory O'Neill

The Court of Justice of the European Union’s Coty v Amazon ruling will come partly as a relief to e-commerce brands, but could be seen as a missed opportunity too.

China drives filings in UK as global TM registers begin to stabilise

China03-04-2020Sarah Morgan

Trademark registers across the world are beginning to stabilise at new, lower levels, after dropping off in the middle of March, as the COVID-19 pandemic creates uncertain economic times. But while filings have taken a dip overall, certain Nice classes are seeing a major increase and China is bolstering the UK’s register.

BREAKING: INTA confirms annual meeting venue

International02-04-2020Sarah Morgan

The International Trademark Association has confirmed the US venue and date for its annual meeting, which was postponed earlier this year. For the first time, the annual event will be combined with the association’s leadership meeting.

Amazon storing infringing goods not TM infringement, CJEU rules

EU02-04-2020Sarah Morgan

In a long-awaited ruling, the Court of Justice of the European Union has handed victory to Amazon in a trademark dispute over the storage of infringing products. 

Only half of law firms engage in CSR activities: INTA report

02-04-2020Sarah Morgan

Corporate social responsibility has become somewhat of a buzzword in recent years, but a new report has discovered only half of law firms undertake CSR activities.

Ninth Circuit axes Jack Daniel’s TM win on First Amendment grounds

01-04-2020Rory O'Neill

A dog toy based on the design of a bottle of Jack Daniel’s whiskey could be protected from trademark infringement claims on the grounds of free expression, a US federal court has ruled.

USPTO waives filing and fee deadlines amid pandemic

01-04-2020Sarah Morgan

The US Patent and Trademark Office will waive certain trademark and patent filing and fee deadlines during the COVID-19 pandemic using its newly-acquired authority under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. 

IPOS boosts adjudicator bench to cement Singapore as ADR hub

Singapore01-04-2020Sarah Morgan

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore has appointed two professionals to its panel of IP adjudicators, as it seeks to support Singapore’s efforts to strengthen its position as the region’s alternative dispute resolution hub.

‘I Survived Corona’: the TM filings cashing in on a pandemic

International31-03-2020Rory O'Neill

As the world struggles to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, the trademark registers have seen a spree of opportunistic filings related to the disease and its impact on our lives.

American Cruise Lines sues rival over ‘American’ TMs


Connecticut-headquartered American Cruise Lines has taken its competitor HMS Global Maritime to court after the marine management company attempted to expand its trademarks. 

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