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Shakira secures partial TM win at UKIPO


The UK Intellectual Property Office has invalidated the trademark ‘Shakara’ in relation to certain goods, in a partial victory for singer Shakira.

EU court rejects trade union’s ‘Waterford’ revocation bid

EU, Ireland23-06-2022

British and Irish trade union Unite the Union has failed to convince the EU General Court to annul a European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) decision not to revoke a trademark.

UKIPO clears exam backlog for ‘first time in years’

UK20-06-2022Patent News, Trademarks NewsSarah Speight

A backlog of more than 45,000 patent, trademark and design examinations has been cleared for the first time in several years, according to the Intellectual Property Office (IPO).

EU court dismisses Apple’s bid to overturn Swatch revocations


Appeals by Apple against European Union Intellectual Property Office decisions that revoked ‘Think Different’ trademarks have been dismissed.

StockX denies Nike counterfeit claims


Online reselling storefront StockX has defended its authorisation programme following accusations from Nike that it is selling counterfeit shoes.

AG backs Amazon in fake designer shoes clash


An advocate general has advised the Court of Justice of the European Union that the world’s largest online retailer should not be liable for the sale of counterfeit designer shoes.

WIPR Trademarks Live: NFTs, China, portfolio management

China26-05-2022Muireann Bolger

How seriously you need to be taking the new non-fungible token arena: is it a passing fad or a significant new threat?

Swatch victorious in Samsung watch face dispute

UK25-05-2022Sarah Speight

Swatch Group has claimed victory against Samsung in the England and Wales High Court, in a case involving watch face designs.

UPDATED: USPTO lifts burden of evidence for generic marks

24-05-2022Sarah Speight

Examining attorneys will no longer be required to present “clear evidence” when refusing generic trademark applications, according to updated guidance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

View from the top: Frances Drummond, Norton Rose Fulbright


In this edition of View from the top, global head of intellectual property at Norton Rose Fulbright, Frances Drummond, shares her extensive experience on how companies can manage their IP assets.

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