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WIPR survey: Black cab ruling reveals difficulties for shape marks

EU, UK13-11-2017

A ruling from the English Court of Appeal which said that the design of London’s famous black cabs lacks distinctive character shows that registering shapes as trademarks in the UK is becoming increasingly difficult.

Customs seizes fake poppy merchandise


As many countries paid their respects this weekend to those who lost their lives in the First World War, the UK Border Force announced it had seized a range of counterfeit poppy merchandise.

Dunkin’ Donuts case dismissed after settlement reached with franchisee


The US District Court for the Western District of Louisiana has ordered that a case between Dunkin’ Donuts and a franchisee be dismissed after a settlement was reached.

High-tech industries dominate China innovation, says Top 100 report


High-tech industries including electronic components now dominate innovation in China, in a shift away from the dominance of the automotive, domestic appliances and electric power generation and supply industries.

Starbucks appeals against decision over cup mark


Starbucks is not taking rejection sitting down—the multinational coffee company has appealed against a decision to reject its trademark application.

‘Call of Duty’ called out over Humvee use in games


The makers behind the “Call of Duty” video game franchise have been called out over the use of Humvee (high mobility multi-purpose wheeled) vehicles.

Chinese customs reveals 1,500 cases of US-bound IP infringements

China, US10-11-2017

China’s customs agency has found more than 1,500 cases of IP-infringing goods exported to the US, according to a statement.

Microsoft taken to court over Lumia 950 smartphones


Microsoft may have shut down its smartphone business, but that isn’t stopping others from taking the company to court over the technology.

Beyoncé and Topshop speed up ‘Poison Ivy Park’ trademark battle


Beyoncé and Topshop have succeeded in speeding up a trademark dispute over the mark ‘Poison Ivy Park’ in the US. 

Bob Goodlatte to step down in 2018


Bob Goodlatte, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and a strong proponent of patent reform, will not seek re-election in 2018.

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