Trademarks

19 June 2024   Association filed amicus brief to Ninth Circuit in support of plaintiff Yuga Labs | Lanham Act does not limit definition of goods and services, INTA said.

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The country’s location and infrastructure projects paint a compelling picture for investors, so what’s the situation for brands? Sofia Araújo of Inventa explains.
The new Trade Marks Act may provide some relief for enforcing international and service marks but questions remain around earlier international registrations, say Lisa van Zuydam and Kim Rampersadh of Adams & Adams.
Challengers at the US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board should note the prior use arguments in a dispute over a Brazilian Portuguese colloquial phrase, says Willie Stroever.
Series or families of trademarks can be used as grounds for opposition against European trademarks if certain conditions are met, says João Pereira Cabral of Inventa.
Decisions taken by domain managers are often difficult, complex and time-pressured. Nicole DelleDonne and Heather MacNeil of GoDaddy Corporate Domains, with Donna Lyon of Ally Financial, offer a guide to help those thrown in the deep end.
The courts have varied their approaches to context and perspective when assessing the similarity of trademarks—and might have arrived at the right answer for the wrong reason, says Mark Engelman of The Thomas Cromwell Group.
As the USPTO and Amazon combat bad faith filings, some fear that US-based Chinese attorneys have become unwitting casualties, as Yan (Regina) Song of Aeon Law explains.
David Fuentes Lahoz of Bird & Bird explains how protective letters work in Spain and what parties need to know to use this anticipatory defence against potential ex parte preliminary injunctions.
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12 June 2024   UK Court of Appeal rules in favour of Virgin, ordering Alaska Airlines to pay unpaid royalties | Verdict enforces an annual minimum royalty payment under their licensing agreement, despite Alaska Airlines not using the Virgin brand.
10 June 2024   The legendary rock band files a suit over allegedly selling unauthorised merchandise and infringing the band's trademarks | Suit claims the website misleads consumers with counterfeit products, impacting the band's brand and reputation.
6 June 2024   McDonald’s trademark setback in Europe offers some salutary lessons for big brands believing they’re too big to fail, finds Muireann Bolger, who speaks to Supermac's counsel and others.
5 June 2024   Association filed amicus brief backing Board of Appeal decision on ‘Nightwatch’ mark | Approach differs from long-standing practice in the office’s guidelines on EUTM conversions | German medtech Preventicus wanted to convert mark to a UK TM.
4 June 2024   US brand sues retailer at UK court in “surprising development” over graphic on girl’s T-shirt | Product has given Next an “unearned and undeserved boost to its marketing”, argues lawsuit.
30 May 2024   The fitness brand’s attempt to invalidate a trademark owned by a Singapore-based apparel company is unsuccessful | CrossFit’s application rejected despite “vigorous” defence of its IP.
28 May 2024   The manufacturer alleges that TJX, Hurley, and others are selling copycat versions of its iconic beach bags | Despite efforts to fight infringement, counterfeiters persist, it says, causing consumer confusion and damaging reputation and sales.
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