In 2012, Tecnica Group registered at EUIPO a 3D shape mark for the apres-ski footwear brand Moon Boot. Inspired by the outfits of the Apollo 11 astronauts, the brand has been around since the 1970s and has seen a recent revival in popularity, now being worn by influencers Dua Lipa and Hailey Bieber.
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There had been a notable rise in the number of domain name disputes filed with the World Intellectual Property Office’s Arbitration and Mediation Center under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy. The number of complaints filed hit an all time high in 2020 and from figures recently published by WIPO it appears that this upward trend is ongoing.
As of 5 February 2022, China has joined the Hague System. This long-awaited news means that from 5 May 2022 Hague System applicants will be able to seek design protection in China through filing a Hague System application, and that an applicant based in China can now take advantage of the benefits offered by the Hague System.
In many extensive efforts being taken to reduce the amount of plastic packaging and to make it more recyclable, what if we could shop in a way which could eliminate single use plastic altogether? Enter the refill store, a shop where you fill your own empty containers with produce and pay by weight.
This week, KleinVision’s AirCar made headlines as it was granted an airworthiness certificate in its native Slovakia. Here we will take a look at some of the recent activity in this field as well as the trends going forwards.
As London Fashion Week draws to a close considerations are made for Designers and disclosure of their designs.
Reminder to all with EU trade mark and design applications pending on 1 January 2021 that they can still file for a UK right and claim the earlier EUIPO filing date. Please be advised that you will need to act quickly as this service is only available until 30 September 2021.
When Nike applied to register the word mark FOOTWARE as a UK trade mark, Puma opposed the application. The issue was recently resolved in the High Court.
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