Immoral Trademarks Report

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Darts-ip’s newest publication exploring immoral trademark legislation worldwide is now publicly available

Based on a study of data in the Darts-ip case database, the aim of this report is to discuss rejections based on grounds of immorality in different jurisdictions around the world.

The statistics generated for this report are derived from trademark cases where decisions on the merits include immorality-related points of law decided between January 1, 2008, and May 31, 2018. Statistics based on more specific subsets of time are marked accordingly within the report. Preliminary and provisional decisions are excluded from the scope of the statistics and final WIPO refusals are included.

Editor’s Note – Due to the nature of this legal issue, this report contains strong language that some readers may find offensive.


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Author : The Darts-ip team

About Darts-ip:

Darts-ip is a worldwide data provider of intellectual property cases. Based in Brussels and privately held, Darts-ip is the largest known database of its kind, with unsurpassed coverage of all major jurisdictions in the EU and all other regions of the world. With over 3 million cases gathered from more than 3,000 courts worldwide, Darts-ip is the authority in IP cases data. It is used on a daily basis by leading law firms, corporate counsel, and courts alike. Darts-ip combines the efforts of machine learning and IP specialists to extract, compile and analyze, quantitatively and qualitatively, all available information in cases documents. This unique collection of information can be accessed through the Darts- ip case search web application and is also the basis for the production of statistical reports. Darts-ip has released a series of reports over the years on Patent litigation activity in different regions of the world.

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About the Report:

© This report was produced by the Darts-ip team, led by Sander Vermeulen, using the global IP case law data available in the Darts-ip database.

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