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CJEU says ‘innovative’ product does not make TM distinctive

EU, Germany16-05-2018

A trademark does not have distinctive character simply because the product it covers is “innovative”, according to the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Cryptocurrency at centre of trademark infringement claim

US15-05-2018Trademarks News

UK-based instant messaging service Telegram Messenger has filed a claim for trademark infringement against US-based blockchain company Lantah.

CJEU partly affirms ‘mycard2go’ trademark defeat


The Court of Justice of the European Union has affirmed two European Union Intellectual Property Office decisions and annulled another in relation to a financial service provider’s ‘mycard2go’ trademarks.

Plain packaging has failed to make significant impact, tobacco group claims

UK14-05-2018Trademarks News

Research has indicated that plain packaging of cigarettes has failed to make an impact in the UK, while counterfeit tobacco products are on the rise.

Mixed news for Adidas in Skechers trademark dispute


Adidas has been given both good news and bad news in its trademark fight with Skechers as the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has upheld one preliminary injunction and reversed another.

Levi Strauss takes on Italian fashion brand over trademark infringement

US11-05-2018Trademarks News

Levi Strauss is suing Italy-based menswear brand Isaia Corp for infringing its ‘Tab device’ trademark.

Energizer victorious in electric fence TM opposition

Australia, UK11-05-2018Trademarks News

Battery maker Energizer Brands has successfully opposed a UK trademark application for ‘IP Energizer’.

Unilever triumphs in PG Tips domain case

International10-05-2018Trademarks + Brands Online News

Unilever, the owner of household brands such as PG Tips, has successfully recovered the domain name from an organisation based in Cape Town, South Africa.

UK America’s Cup team changes name after ‘Team GB’ clash

UK10-05-2018Trademarks News

The UK’s America’s Cup team has reportedly changed its name after the British Olympic Association said it could not use the ‘Team GB’ trademark.

IP litigation insurance seen as ‘niche’ in Europe, says report

EU, UK10-05-2018

Rights owners in Europe are less aware of and interested in IP litigation insurance compared to those in the US, Asia and Australia, according to a new report.

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