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Court rules that single colour cannot be trade mark

02 July 2018 by Managing Intellectual Property

In the case of Christian Louboutin SAS v Abubaker & Ors, a single judge of the Hon’ble Delhi High Court summarily dismissed a trade mark infringement and passing off suit on May 18 2018, without issuing summons to the defendants, holding that use of a single colour rather than a combination of colours does not qualify as a mark under Section 2(1)(m) and as a trade mark under Section 2(1)(zb) of the Trademarks Act 1999 (hereinafter the Act).

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Levi’s wins trade mark claim against Hema

02 July 2018 by Managing Intellectual Property

Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co has recently won a trade mark infringement case against Dutch retail chain Hema concerning its famous V-shaped stitching on the back pockets of its jeans.

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Catalogue not considered publicly available material in bathtub case

02 July 2018 by Vladimir Biriulin

An applicant obtained a patent for design No 83063 concerning a bathtub. An interested person opposed the grant of the patent averring that the patent did not satisfy the patentability criteria, i.e. novelty and originality.

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Women in IP Interview: Imogen Fowler, Mireille Buydens and Ellen Shankman

04 June 2018 by Lucy Songi

For this edition of the Women in IP Interview, Lucy Songi speaks to Imogen Fowler (Hogan Lovells), Mireille Buydens (Janson Baugniet) and Ellen Shankman (Ellen B Shankman & Associates) about their experiences and what advice they would offer to up-and-coming IP practitioners

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Examining non-trade mark rights protected by Chinese trade mark law

01 June 2018 by Lily Changxin Lei

In recent years, the protection system for trade mark rights has become more and more mature in China. Non-trade mark rights have also caught the attention of IP practitioners and even outsiders.

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Addressing the conflict between trade mark and copyright

01 June 2018 by Tilleke & Gibbins

Under Vietnamese law, if a logo is capable of distinguishing the goods or services of its holder from those of others, it can qualify for trade mark protection.

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Ascertaining Thailand’s rules on trade marks relating to alcohol

01 June 2018 by Daniel Greif and Dhanasun Chumchuay

The Thai Alcohol Control Act (ACA) B.E. 2551(2008) sets the legal framework for restrictions on alcoholic beverages in Thailand, as well as establishing governmental bodies to oversee such restrictions, i.e. the National Alcohol Beverage Policy Committee and the Alcohol Beverage Control Committee.

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Permissible evidence before the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property

01 June 2018 by Managing Intellectual Property

It has become common practice for parties of any administrative proceeding to ask the Institute of Industrial Property to require a third party, not related to the proceeding, or even its counterpart, to respond to several questions raised by the offeror of the proof.

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Istanbul IP court rejects PI demand due to pending invalidation action

01 June 2018 by Managing Intellectual Property

One of the two IP courts of Istanbul rejected a crucial precautionary injunction (PI) demand of a patent owner on the ground that the demand requires a full trial due to the pending invalidation action against the relevant patent.

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The importance of notice in patent infringement cases

01 June 2018 by Editha Hechanova

The IP Code of the Philippines does not expressly state that patented products must bear patent markings which serve to notify the public and competitors that products are patented. However, Section 80 of the IP Code provides that “damages cannot be recovered for acts of infringement committed before the infringer knew, or had reasonable grounds to know of the patent.