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EU Court dismisses Sony’s ‘Gran Turismo’ TM challenge

EU02-09-2021Alex Baldwin

The EU General Court has dismissed Sony Interactive Entertainment’s challenge to an EU trademark application for “GT Racing”, which Sony argued could be confused with its racing game franchise “Gran Turismo”.

TTAB judges unaffected by Arthrex, confirms Fed Circ

02-09-2021Muireann Bolger

The decisions of the US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board judges are unaffected by the US Supreme Court’s ruling in US v Arthrex, according to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Chinese banks don’t owe $150m over Nike, Converse dispute

31-08-2021Alex Baldwin

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit says that six Chinese banks should not be subject to a $150 million penalty for allegedly enabling Nike and Converse counterfeiters to move money out of the US.

Versace settles ‘fast fashion’ infringement suit with Fashion Nova

27-08-2021Alex Baldwin

Gianni Versace and fast-fashion retailer Fashion Nova have agreed to settle an IP dispute over Versace’s dress designs.

Mariah Carey faces criticism from Irish distiller over TM dispute

EU, Ireland27-08-2021Rory O'Neill

An Irish distiller has called on popstar Mariah Carey to “stop claiming trademark rights” to its products, after the launch of Carey’s ‘Black Irish’ cream liqueur brand.

Tenth Circuit grapples with scope of Lanham Act

26-08-2021Alex Baldwin

The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has upheld a $113 million award to Hetronic, ruling that the Lanham Act can extend to foreign sales activity.

Ferrero Rocher’s marks were infringed, says Chinese court

China23-08-2021Alex Baldwin

A court in Shanghai has ruled that an outfit that repackaged Ferrero Rocher chocolates into unauthorised products that included a reprint of the Ferrero logo, infringed the Italian chocolate maker’s marks.

Iron Maiden settles with e-commerce site wrongly sued for IP infringement

23-08-2021Muireann Bolger

Iron Maiden has settled with e-commerce platform Viral Style over claims that the rock band misappropriated $200,000, after the Florida-based company was erroneously implicated in a mass IP suit.

China’s Olympic body vows to protect star athletes’ trademarks

China19-08-2021Muireann Bolger

The Chinese Olympic Committee has pledged to protect Chinese Olympic champions against the unauthorised use of their names as trademarks.

USPTO failing to curb fraudulent TMs, finds report

17-08-2021Alex Baldwin

The US Patent and Trademark Office is inefficient at preventing fraudulent or inaccurate trademark registrations, according to a report from the US Department of Commerce Office of Inspector General.

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