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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

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April 26 World Intellectual Property Day

Today is the World Intellectual Property Day! The event, giving meaning to our industry, was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000 to raise awareness of how patents, copyrights, trademarks, and designs affect daily life and to celebrate creativity and the contribution

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


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.

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The Islamic Republic of Pakistan Joins the Madrid System

On February 24, 2021, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol with WIPO’s Director General, making it the 108th member of the Madrid System, which now covers 124 countries. The Protocol will enter into force for the Islamic Republic

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

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What is the Function of Brand?

According to Article 4 of the Turkish Industrial Property Law No. 6769, ‘Trademarks may consist of any signs like words, including personal names, figures, colors, letters, numbers, sounds, and the shape of goods or their packaging, provided that such signs are capable of distinguishing the

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

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What is letter of consent? What does it do?

The document, which has been used by many countries in the international arena for many years and can also be referred to as a coexistence agreement, was finally entered into force with the Turkish Industrial Property Code as of January 1, 2017 in Turkey as