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Author: Nihan Saman

Chanel Loses Trademark Battle in EU Against Huawei

The French luxury giant Chanel filed a opposition against Huawei’s trademark applied for hardware in the scope of class 9 before EUIPO. The EUIPO rejected Chanel’s opposition. However, Chanel did not give up and filed a suitcase before EU Court. The case concluded. The court

A Fast-Track Pilot Program by USPTO on Covid Related Inventions

The United States Trademark and Patent Office (USPTO) has announced that Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has started to accept petitions for expedited resolution of ex-parte appeals for COVID-related inventions. The authorization to file a petition for a quick review of appeals related to

Green Apple Environment Award Goes to EUIPO!

The EUIPO has once again been recognised for its innovative environmental practices by the Green Apple Environment Awards. The Office won Gold in the ‘Legal/Climate Change’ category for its overall achievements and efforts to reduce the Office’s energy, paper and carbon consumption within the EUIPO’s

New Geographical Indications from Northwestern Turkey!

The geographical indication applications of Curly Lamb Meat, Kırklareli White Cheese and Oak Honey were concluded with registration. Lambs, benefiting from the rich and endemic vegetation of Kırklareli, deserve to be registered with their high quality. One of the major factors in geographical indication registration


WIPO Announced 2020 Statistics!

The World Intellectual Property Organization, WIPO, has published its data providing information on the number and status of patent, trademark and design applications filed through WIPO in 2020. According to WIPO data, a noticeable increase in international patent applications has been observed despite the pandemic.

New Balance’s $3.85 Million Victory in China!

The American shoe company New Balance won its China New Barlun case after years of struggle. The court ordered New Barlun Co. Ltd. and Shanghai Shiyi Trade Co. Ltd., which have been active in the sportswear industry in China for years to pay $3.85 million

A Striking ‘FUTURELIGHT’ Case!

The North Face, which released its new technology FUTURELIGHT for the autumn-winter collection 2019 with an advertising campaign of $ 20 million, was sued by graffiti artist Leonard Hilton McGurr, known as FUTURA, in the second week of the year 2021. The attorneys of FUTURA

The Newest Geographical Indication of Turkey: Kaman Walnut!

Kaman Municipality’s application for the geographical indication of Kaman walnut has been concluded with registration. Kaman walnut is famous for its unique thin shell and quality. With the grant of registration, the Kaman Municipality, as the proprietor, will be able to control the producers and suppliers, commence legal process and