Banking/finance

WTR Industry Award winner profile: Visa

In 2017 Visa, winner of the WTR Industry Awards Financial and Professional Services Team of the Year, was at the forefront of the intersection of brands and new technology.

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Mastercard wins appeal against device mark for likelihood of confusion

The Board of Appeal has found a likelihood of confusion between Mastercard’s well-known device marks and a device mark comprising two interlocking circles.

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UDRP complainants beware: careless attitude doesn't pay off

A WIPO panel has denied the transfer of a domain name confusingly similar to a complainant's trademark and found the complainant guilty of of reverse domain name hijacking.

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Coexistence of trademarks: Federal Court's decision reaffirms limited scope of consent agreements

The Federal Court of Canada has upheld the refusal to register EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD because it was confusing with the registered mark ROTHSCHILD - despite the fact that the applicant submitted a consent agreement with the owner...

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How to establish ownership: Federal Court provides guidance in ANCHORAGE decision

The Full Court of the Federal Court has considered competing claims to ownership of the trademark ANCHORAGE for financial services, providing additional guidance on when the 'own name' defence will be available.

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WTR Industry Awards 2018: the shortlist revealed

The WTR Industry Awards 2018 honour leading trademark teams and individuals across a range of sectors. We reveal the shortlist.

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Call for more robust online RPMs, Alibabacoin hits back and getting legal advice from a robot: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at a trademark infringement lawsuit involving US TV sitcom I Love Lucy, Alibabacoin hits back at Alibaba lawsuit, and much more.

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Kanye trademark battle labelled “fake news”, effective banking brands, and ‘.app’ gTLD sunrise: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at the USPTO announcing the exhibitors for its upcoming National Trademark Expo event, research into what makes a more effective digital banking brand, and the launch of the ‘.app...

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US and Chinese bank brands continue to dominate, but challenges lie ahead

Brand Finance's Banking Forum looked at the most pressing issues banking brands are facing. World Trademark Review attended the event, and here are some of the key takeaways.

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Going phishing: countering fraudulent campaigns

Two new policies going into effect soon underline the fact that the phishing attacks and spoofing that lead to data breaches are only increasing in frequency – and there is no slowing down in sight.

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Financial & Professional Services Team of the Year: American International Group

Promoting an understanding and appreciation of intellectual property across the corporate structure is a key challenge for many trademark departments. However, American International Group (AIG) may have discovered a solution.

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How bank brands must adapt to a new and evolving playing field: exclusive data analysis

In World Trademark Review’s latest industry report, we delve into the sprawling banking sector. We present key trademark filing statistics, and assess how the leading banking brands have performed in the last year.

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Trademark filings in Australia stagnant but enforcement win rates remain surprisingly high: exclusive data analysis

World Trademark Review provides a breakdown of the Australian trademark landscape.

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Major disruptions in the insurance sector and how brand strategies must evolve: exclusive data analysis

We look at trademark trends in the insurance sector, which is undergoing an incipient transformation that could present significant risks and opportunities for brands.

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