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Exclusive: Etienne Sanz de Acedo on INTA’s ‘Virtual +’ Annual Meeting

International30-04-2021Muireann Bolger

The chief executive of the International Trademark Association, Etienne Sanz de Acedo, has revealed that more than half of the association’s members who responded to a survey wanted a virtual Annual Meeting in 2021, with additional in-person gatherings—prompting it to upturn earlier plans.

Protecting your brand in the pandemic

UK29-04-2021Alex Baldwin

It has been just over a year since the world was upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, at least in the UK, we are seeing a gradual return to some semblance of normality.

INTA’s Annual Meeting 2021 to be held mostly virtually

International29-04-2021Muireann Bolger

The International Trademark Association has announced that its annual meeting will be carried out virtually in 2021 as the unprecedented challenges posed by the pandemic continue.

ADT sues Amazon’s Ring over ‘iconic’ octagon TM

28-04-2021Muireann Bolger

US security company ADT is suing Amazon over claims that its subsidiary, Ring, infringed its “iconic blue octagon” trademark.

Facebook, Gucci jointly sue alleged Russian counterfeiter

Russia28-04-2021Muireann Bolger

Gucci and Facebook have filed a joint lawsuit in California against a Russian resident who allegedly used the social media platform to sell the fashion label’s designer products.

World IP Day 2021: SMEs in the spotlight

International26-04-2021Muireann Bolger

Today marks World IP Day, the theme of which is “IP and SMEs: taking your ideas to market”. The IP world has rallied in pledging commitments to better support and enhance IP knowledge among SMEs—and also to further develop the potential of IP.

Aldi’s ‘cake trolling’ of M&S trades IP risks for tweets

UK26-04-2021Alex Baldwin

Last week, news headlines led with a story that UK supermarket chain Marks & Spencer was suing Europe's largest supermarket chain, Aldi, over a cake that it claimed infringes M&S’ ‘Colin the Caterpillar’ product.

Hasbro loses EU ‘Monopoly’ TM after bad faith finding

EU23-04-2021Rory O'Neill

Hasbro has had an EU trademark for the ‘Monopoly’ board game partially invalidated after the EU General Court found its filing strategy was designed to avoid proving genuine use.

UKIPO begins ‘single system’ digital overhaul of services

UK22-04-2021Alex Baldwin

The UK Intellectual Property Office has launched a five-year transformation programme to overhaul its IP services, systems and processes to make the most of modern digital technology.

Chanel loses interlocking ‘Cs’ TM case against Huawei

EU22-04-2021Muireann Bolger

Chanel has failed to stop Huawei from using a trademark that the fashion house had argued bore too much resemblance to its own logo after an EU court ruled that the marks were not similar.

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