Last night ICANN itself issued a warning about phishing scams using its branding and logo, and the organisation is not alone in this plight - the latest research from the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) has revealed rising levels of phishing attacks across the first half of 2014, with Apple identified as the brand most frequently targeted by scammers. The APWG study found that there had...
The French government’s announcement that it is to introduce cigarette plain packaging as part of a law to be presented in “coming months” is the latest in a long line of countries across the globe announcing plain packaging measures to combat smoking rates. While trademark associations have not yet reacted to the latest announcement, they have previously warned that plain...
Cecilia Wikström, member of the European Parliament and rapporteur of the EU trademark reform package, has pulled back the curtain on the frustrating world of European politics. While she speculates that the reforms could become a reality before Christmas, given the work ahead this looks ambitious and may be undesirable if it means that too many compromises are required. Speaking at...
Registrations for 3D marks are extremely attractive to rights holders – so much so that the European Court of Justice is continually adopting a stricter interpretation of the absolute grounds for refusal.
Anders Michael Poulsen reports
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Apple, PayPal and Taobao have been named ‘the most-phished brands’ as scam levels rise. http://t.co/okrue7Zgb2
An infographic looking at plain packaging regimes and plans across the globe. http://t.co/nAaDWcUStt #plainpackaging #infographics
At #marques2014: One step forward, two steps back for EU trademark reform. http://t.co/0k1UQcvBzO