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CJEU cancels ‘descriptive’ Russian ice cream mark


The EU’s top court has affirmed the cancellation of a trademark for ‘Plombir’ for ice cream, because it is descriptive in the Russian language.

Webinar: ICANN enforcement and Uber’s anti-counterfeiting efforts

19-06-2020Sarah Morgan

The methods for identifying and abating brand-related domain abuse have shifted radically, but with a surge in COVID-19-related domain name registrations, what can brands do?

Amazon and Valentino team up in counterfeit suit

19-06-2020Sarah Morgan

Amazon and fashion brand Valentino have filed a joint lawsuit against New York-based Kaitlyn Pan Group for allegedly counterfeiting Valentino’s famous Garavani Rockstud shoes. 

CJEU offers clarity on EU General Court’s scope of review

EU18-06-2020Sarah Morgan

The Court of Justice of the European Union has concluded that the EU General Court erred in dismissing arguments because they had not been put before the European Union Intellectual Property Office.

US customs seize counterfeit Gucci, Chanel face masks

18-06-2020Rory O'Neill

US customs have seized more than 2,000 counterfeit face masks imitating fashion brands Chanel, Gucci, Burberry, and Supreme.

Barnier criticises UK’s attempt to reopen GI talks

EU18-06-2020Sarah Morgan

The EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier has rebuked the UK government, after it attempted to reopen an agreement to protect geographical indications, such as champagne and parma ham.

Fed Circuit blocks patent suits against Amazon customers

18-06-2020Rory O'Neill

Amazon has successfully intervened in a patent infringement case against its corporate customers, including Vice and Buzzfeed, and had the claims thrown out.

Saudi Arabia breached TRIPS over beoutQ, WTO finds

Qatar, Saudi Arabia17-06-2020Rory O'Neill

Saudi Arabia blocked Qatari broadcaster beIN Media from enforcing its IP and enabled pirate sports broadcasts, the World Trade Organization has said.

Monster Energy secures ‘Monster Munch’ TM win

17-06-2020Sarah Morgan

In a loss for Frito-Lay, the American subsidiary of PepsiCo, the UK Intellectual Property Office has sided with Monster Energy in a trademark opposition.

HGF and Squire Patton Boggs unite with innovation hub


Law firms HGF and Squire Patton Boggs have partnered with Nexus, an innovation hub at the University of Leeds, to offer support services for members. 

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