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Changes to EU Trade Mark Practice in October 2017

On 1 October 2017 a number of important changes to EU Trade Mark Practice will take effect.

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New Balance’s Record Win in Chinese Trade Mark Case

New Balance has won a record pay-out in a Chinese trade mark case after three Chinese shoemakers were found to have infringed the brand’s trademarked slanting “N” logo. 570 more words

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NTS -v- HOC: The Fight for Glencoe®

Scotland has many areas of natural beauty which attract people from around the world. One such area, Glencoe, recently became the subject of a very public trade mark dispute between the… 427 more words

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#Hashtag Trade Mark Applications

Not that long ago, the hash symbol (#) was more commonly referred to as the “pound sign” or “number sign,” and its use in the early internet was primarily on chat services. 609 more words

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Industry insight: weekly news round up from the world of patent and trade mark law

Dawn Ellmore has noted some interesting cases this week…

Tiffany & Co v Costco Wholesale Corp – trade mark infringement

Tiffany & Co has been granted the right to recover $11.1 million in lost profit (plus interest) and $8.25 million in punitive damages, from Costco over the sale of counterfeit Tiffany rings. 572 more words


Trade Mark Battle over the Ownership of Bondi Beach Name

American upscale fashion retailer Abercrombie & Fitch is currently the registered owner of the “Bondi Beach” trade mark (the name of Australia’s most famous beach) in the US even though it no longer has any clothing stores in Australia (having closed these in 2015).  120 more words

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The Unauthorized Use of Trade Marks in Website Meta Data Risks Infringement

A recent intellectual property law suit in Australia (Accor Australia & New Zealand Hospitality Pty Ltd v Liv Pty Ltd) has changed the existing case law on the unauthorized use of trade marks in meta tags (e.g. 378 more words

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