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US authorities seize fake merchandise during MLB World Series


More than 3,000 items of counterfeit Major League Basketball apparel and merchandise were seized during and after the MLB 2018 World Series, as part of a multi-partner enforcement operation.

Ashurst boosts IP practice Down Under with Deacons hire

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Nina Fitzgerald has joined Ashurst as a partner in Sydney, after spending three years as a senior associate at Deacons in Hong Kong.

Battle of the sexes: Girl Scouts takes on Boy Scouts over rebranding efforts


The US Girl Scouts yesterday took the country’s Boy Scouts to court for trademark infringement.

USPTO names deputy director

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The former deputy general counsel of a Silicon Valley-based company has been appointed as deputy director of the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Ulmer & Berne boosts team with Dinsmore & Shohl hire

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Ulmer & Berne has expanded the team in its Columbus, Ohio office with the addition of partner Rachael Rodman, who joins from Dinsmore & Shohl.

Openness is a trademark of China: President Xi


President Xi Jinping yesterday claimed that China protects the interests of foreign companies and investors by punishing IP infringements and that “openness” is a trademark of the country’s trade practices.

Delhi court tells e-commerce site to check for Louboutin counterfeits


The High Court of Delhi has directed Indian e-commerce platform to ensure that each product sold on its platform is not a counterfeit, in a case brought by luxury brand Christian Louboutin. 

IP police crack down on fake poppy merchandise


The UK’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has launched a crackdown on the online sale of fake poppy merchandise in the run up to Remembrance Day, November 11.

Trump sanctions tweet causes ‘Game of Thrones’ stir


US President Donald Trump prompted claims of trademark misuse by network HBO last week after tweeting what appeared to be a reference to “Game of Thrones”.

UKIPO delivers trademark victory to ‘@pizza’ applicant


The UK Intellectual Property Office yesterday rejected claims that trademark applications for ‘@pizza’ and a stylised ‘@’ symbol lack distinctiveness, delivering victory to a company called At Pizza.

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