Podcasts, infographics and videos created by the World Trademark Review team.
The World Trademark Review Podcast launched in February 2015. It regularly features interviews with key industry heavyweights and explores new areas of research and trademark practice. Episodes of the podcast can be streamed below or you can subscribe at iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or Tune-In.
3D marks in the EU under threat? The potential effects of the Rubik’s Cube trademark case
Oct 05 2016
Episode 15: We focus on a dispute surrounding the protection of the Rubik’s Cube shape as a 3D trademark, and the potential implications should that mark be struck down.
It’s not me, it’s EU: what a Brexit could mean for trademark practitioners
Apr 11 2016
Episode 14: We look at the upcoming EU referendum in the UK, or ‘Brexit’, and what effect a vote to leave the European Union could have on both the UK and international trademark communities.
Preparing for change: the implications of the EU trademark package
Mar 03 2016
Episode 13: With the first changes due to take effect in less than three weeks, in this episode we talk to a range of industry experts on what counsel need to be doing now to prepare for the new EU trademark regime.
Trademarks in 2016; INTA's president looks to the future
Jan 29 2016
Episode 12: For the first podcast of 2016, we speak to the new president of the International Trademark Association (INTA), Ronald van Tuijl. In a wide ranging interview, we cover topics ranging from plain packaging and the internationalisation of INTA to the EU trademark reforms and what trademark counsel can expect at INTA's annual gathering in Orlando.
‘.feedback’ and ‘.sucks’ on criticism sites and trademark owner concerns
Jan 11 2016
Episode 11: The ‘.sucks’ and ‘.feedback new gTLDs have been the source of discussion and disagreement in the trademark community, with the focus being on high sunrise charges for brand owners. In the latest episode of the World Trademark Review Podcast, we bring together John Berard, CEO of Vox Populi, the registry behind the ‘.sucks’ string, and ‘.feedback’ CEO Jay Westerdal. Joining them to provide an IP perspective on their offerings are Greg Shatan, partner at Abelman Frayne & Schwab and president of ICANN’s Intellectual Property Constituency, and Susan Payne, head of legal policy at Valideus.
A new dawn for brands online - the current '.brand' landscape
Dec 10 2015
Episode 10: When ICANN opened the application window for new gTLDs back in 2012, few expected that more than 500 companies would apply for over 600 ‘.brand’ strings. Guillaume Pahud worked for 10 years at Richemont and helped shape the luxury brand’s gTLD strategy, working on its 14 gTLDs applications. He recently left his role at Richemont to setup a new company, Dot Stories, a gTLD design and marketing consultancy based in Switzerland. We sat down with him to get his perspective on the current ‘.brand’ landscape, his advice for brands who either have a ‘.brand’ or are considering applying for one in the next round, and his predictions for the future of this corner of the internet.
Kicking IP infringement into touch at the Rugby World Cup
Nov 06 2015
Episode 9: Less than a week after the Rugby World Cup trophy was lifted in London, we sat down with two key figures who protected the IP rights of the Rugby World Cup and its commercial partners before, during and after the tournament. World Trademark Review editor Trevor Little asks the questions to Andaleeb Basunia, rights protection manager of the Rugby World Cup 2015, and Louise Savage, head of legal affairs for the Rugby World Cup’s commercial programme and a lawyer at event management giant IMG.
Is trademark law fit for purpose in the online environment?
Oct 21 2015
Episode 8: Our guest speaker for the first discussion of a regular series of deep-dive panel discussions is Corynne McSherry, legal director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, who proposes that the application of trademark law in the online environment allows a number of brands to silence free speech. Our panellists are Greg Shatan, partner at Abelman Frayne & Schwab and president of ICANN’s Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC), and Anderson Duff, a litigation associate at Manatt.
Talkin' 'bout a 3D printing revolution
Jul 20 2015
Episode 7: Analysts from research and advisory firm Gartner recently identified 3D printing as one of the top 10 technology trends to follow in 2015. As the industry continues to grow, we speak with three experts about how brands are currently using 3D printing technology and what IP issues need to be considered before use goes mainstream.
The Slants: Perspectives on disparaging trademarks
May 29 2015
Episode 6: We focus on the issue of disparaging marks and speak to Simon Tam, founder of Asian American dance-rock band The Slants, and Anne Gilson LaLonde, author of “Gilson on Trademarks”, about the band’s efforts to secure a trademark registration for its name, and the wider implications of its battle.
Hail to the Redskins – for now? Debating the future of the NFL team’s brand
Apr 09 2015
Episode 5: The furore surrounding the Washington Redskins name has picked up steam in recent years. We talk with James Bikoff, a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, and Ed O’Hara, a senior partner at SME Branding, about the past, present and future of the NFL team's brand.
Expanding web: Assessing the gTLD rollout and what it means for brands
Apr 02 2015
Episode 4: The ongoing gTLD rollout of new gTLDs has reshaped the Internet more than any other development in recent memory. We talk with Susan Payne, head of legal policy at gTLD consultancy company Valideus, and Jon Nevett, co-founder and executive vice president for corporate affairs at leading gTLD domain name registry Donuts, about what brand owners need to know about this important digital milestone.
Vanity project or business best practice? Brand valuation demystified
Mar 02 2015
Episode 3: The debate over the value of undertaking a brand valuation has been long discussed. We talk with David Haigh, chief executive of Brand Finance, to get the inside track on when, how and why brand valuations should be considered.
Evicting the tyopsquatters
Feb 23 2015
Episode 2: A groundbreaking new study into the rise of online typosquatting abuse provides some vital takeaways for brand owners. We talk with the study's co-author, Nick Nikiforakis.
INTA the breach: J Scott Evans interview
Feb 09 2015
Episode 1: We speak to J Scott Evans, president of the International Trademark Association, about all things brand - spanning new gTLDs, 3D printing, plain packaging for tobacco products and the need for the trademark community to accentuate the positive.
An infographic that looks at the growth of football brands in recent years, and a ranking of the varied size of club and player trademark portfolios. (July 2016)
In June 2016, the UK electorate voted to leave the European Union. We look at the potential impact of a ‘Brexit’ for trademark practitioners in the UK and across the world. (July 2016)
A new report revealed the level of infringing goods within the EU's €48 billion market for products bearing GIs. This infographic looks at various aspects of this issue. (May 2016)
Momentum is building on the use of ‘.brands’ within the wider space of the new gTLD programme. This infographic summarises the current status of '.brands'. (December 2015)
A look at data from recent reports issued by OHIM which reveal the startling cost of counterfeiting, for both businesses and citizens, across the European Union. (September 2015)
Technology empowers lawyers and law firms – but also enormously enlarges the risks they face. The challenge to preserve client confidential information against external threats and inadvertent loss is growing exponentially, and the consequences of failing adequately to protect client secrets are constantly escalating.
This webinar was hosted by World Trademark Review and presented by Steven M Puiszis, deputy general counsel and security officer, and Anthony E Davis, partner, in the Lawyers for the Profession® practice group of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on December 7 2016.
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