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EU General Court rejects Ecolab trademark appeal


An EU court has affirmed a decision of the European Union Intellectual Property Office to reject a trademark application by American conglomerate Ecolab.

EU General Court throws out Canadian company’s TM appeal


The EU General Court has dismissed a trademark appeal from Canada-based Equity Cheque Capital Corporation on the ground that its applied-for mark is devoid of any distinctive character.

IP infringement on Taobao falls, Alibaba report shows


Alibaba has announced success in its efforts to reduce IP infringement on its Taobao online marketplace, according to reports.

Lawyers express concern after UK rejects Brexit deal

EU, UK16-01-2019

The future of IP rights remains unclear post-Brexit after UK politicians last night rejected the Withdrawal Agreement, according to lawyers.

Rihanna files TM lawsuit against her father


Rihanna has filed a trademark lawsuit against her father and his business partner for allegedly fraudulently representing that their entertainment company is associated with the singer.

EUIPO cancels McDonald’s ‘Big Mac’ trademark


Irish fast food chain Supermac’s has won its bid to cancel the ‘Big Mac’ EU trademark, previously owned by McDonald’s.

EU court dismisses TM appeal based on missed deadline


The EU General Court has dismissed a trademark appeal from a computer retailer in Bulgaria on the ground of late filing.

Clarivate Analytics announces $4.2bn merger


IP services provider Clarivate Analytics is to merge with Churchill Capital Corp, a public investment company, in a deal that values the combined company at $4.2 billion.

Mortgage lender wins Fed Circuit appeal against TTAB decision


An American mortgage lender has won its appeal against a decision of the US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board after the board confirmed the rejection of its trademark application.

INTA elects David Lossignol as 2019 president

International15-01-2019Movers & Shakers

The International Trademark Association has elected David Lossignol, of pharmaceutical company Novartis, as its 2019 president.

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