WIPO World Intellectual Property Indicators 2021: the pandemic did not stop intellectual property

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has published its 2021 Indicators Report (WIPI Report 2021). In this article we will look at the main aspects of the document, which provides a detailed analysis of global trends in relation to filing, registration, validity and other aspects of intellectual property around the globe, as we did with […]

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Clouds, hearts and sloths…. Mr. Wonderful’s Good Vibes through the prism of the Unfair Competition Law

  Can a company monopolize a certain way of presenting its articles to the market without having a recognized exclusive right? Can this company prevent competitors from including positive messages, animation and ornamental elements such as arrows or hearts on their products? This is precisely the subject of the debate in judgment no. 27/2022, in […]

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Kerry versus Kerry: coexistence or likelihood of confusion between trademarks

Although trademarks may well coexist peacefully in some markets it is not always the case in other countries where their origin is less well known. This is illustrated by a recent dispute heard by the Supreme Court between two trademarks for butter and margarine from county Kerry in Ireland. The two trademarks, Kerrygold and Kerrymaid, […]

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Trade names as a protective tool in the event of subsequent trademark applications

Often, during scrutiny and examination of an intellectual property portfolio, trade names will be found among the trademarks. Although these assets are similar, their purpose is not identical, and this fact should be taken into consideration when designing an effective protective strategy to ensure that the rights in these signs are enforced in respect of […]

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Diversity IP: diversity also makes inroads in intellectual property

Fashion brands follow trends in society and growing awareness in favor of diversity is no different. Increasingly more trademarks are being registered for goods that either allude to diversity or which are directly linked to these new trends. It must be said that the Italian brand Benetton was the pioneer in backing inclusion with campaigns […]

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Virtual Fashionistas: How can you protect fashion that you can’t touch?

Fashion is celebrated above all for its versatility – its ability to adapt to every era and to change with the times. Right now we are living the intangibles revolution: social media, online shopping, on screen greetings, audio messages and meetings via platforms. Now it is the turn of fashion. That is, fashion you can […]

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