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Bumble hits back, Tinder sues another dating app

China, US21-03-2018

Bumble has hit back at Match Group, the owner of dating app Tinder, in response to a “copycat” lawsuit filed by Match last week.

Chanel files TM claim against vintage store

US20-03-2018Trademarks + Brands Online News

Chanel has brought a lawsuit alleging trademark infringement against a vintage store in New York, accusing the retailer of “piggybacking” on the reputation of luxury brands.

Dog accessories retailer claims victory at EU court

EU20-03-2018

A German retailer of dog accessories has emerged victorious at the EU General Court, after the court rejected a Spanish alcohol company’s trademark appeal.

UK agrees protection of IP rights post-Brexit transition

EU, UK20-03-2018

The UK and European Union have agreed that owners of EU trademarks and Community designs will have their rights protected in the UK after the transition period which is due to end on December 31, 2020.  

US businesses urge Trump to rethink China IP tariffs

US20-03-2018

American businesses in the technology and retail sectors have joined forces to warn US President Donald Trump against tariffs aimed at punishing China for its IP practices. 

No love lost as Match brings Tinder lawsuit against Bumble

US19-03-2018Patent News, Trademarks News

Match Group, owner of dating app Tinder, has hit “copycat” Bumble with a lawsuit, alleging that its rival was developed as a “Tinder-clone”.

Chinese government to restructure SIPO

China19-03-2018

China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) is set to be restructured, with its new responsibilities to include trademarks and geographical indicators.

Scottish DNA initiative aims to beef up GI protection

UK19-03-2018Trademarks News

A new initiative has proposed using DNA monitoring to protect the Scotch beef industry from counterfeit products.  

EU court rulings from last week and why they matter

EU19-03-2018Trademarks News

Last week, WIPR reported on several important senior court rulings, including one case involving shoe manufacturer Crocs and another concerning a ‘Mafia’ trademark. Below we outline why they are important for lawyers.

Sport England scores at UKIPO

UK19-03-2018

UK public body Sport England has emerged victorious in its opposition of a trademark featuring the words “Be inspired”.

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