IP law

Nike Innovate C.V. v. WhoisGuard Protected, WhoisGuard, Inc.

Nike Innovate C.V. v. WhoisGuard Protected, WhoisGuard, Inc.

Heading Multinational Sports wear giant Nike filed Arbitration and Mediation Center under World Property Organization (WIPO). The center then sent the mail to the Registrar of the USPTO in connection with the Disputed Domain Name’s registrant contact and information. The center then confirmed that the complaint met the formal requirements of the Uniform Name Dispute Resolution Policy . The Center formally notified the Respondent of the Complaint on June 7, 2018, in line with the Rules, paragraphs 2 and 4, and the procedures started on June 7, 2018. The deadline for responses was June 27, 2018, as specified in paragraph 5…
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DOES CROCS LITIGATION BRING CLARITY ABOUT THE OVERLAP BETWEEN RIGHTS CONFERRED BY DESIGN

REGISTRATION AND RIGHTS AGAINST PASSING OFF TRADEMARK Crocs is involved in various legal disputes in India with local or domestic foot ware makers (defendants) to safeguard its clog design. Crocs also filed separate cases to safeguard its footwear design based on registered design and passing off. The registered design cases were dismissed because the court determined that Crocs' design was not new based on its prior publication. Crocs' proceedings against six footwear manufacturers are based on common law right in the footwear's peculiar shape and structure. All of the cases were reviewed concurrently since they all concerned the same substantive legal…
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