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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Payment solutions provider found to have infringed well-known Dankort logo

The Maritime and Commercial High Court has ruled in favour of Nets Denmark A/S, the owner of the well-known Dankort debit card, against Yourpay ApS, a payment solutions provider.

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TTAB defers decision on motion to strike

In a recent consolidated proceeding concerning the LEHMAN BROTHERS mark, Tiger Lily Ventures Ltd moved to strike certain testimony and evidence submitted by Barclays Capital Inc during the latter’s case-in-chief, on both procedural and substantive grounds.

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Abanka defends mark against insufficient use in the United Kingdom

Abanka recently appealed a ruling to revoke its trademarks for insufficient use in the United Kingdom.

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UDRP shields brand from cybersquatting under '.reviews'

In a recent decision under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy a US home warranty company has obtained the transfer of a domain name identically reproducing its trademark under the '.reviews' new generic top-level domain.

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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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Study reveals the financial payback of intangible assets and Apple’s 42% value capture

According to new research, intangible capital, including branding and design, contributes almost one-third of the value of manufactured products globally. In particular sectors the role of intangibles is even more telling.

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While China's economic growth slows, trademark-backed loans buck the trend

Chinese businesses leveraged trademark rights to receive loans totalling Rmb65 billion in 2016, more than double the sums lent in 2015. Significantly, the figure dwarfs equivalent lending against patents.

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Study reveals that new gTLDs comprise seven of the top 10 domains used by spammers

Preliminary findings of research conducted by IBM indicate that new gTLDs are among the most widely used top-level domains in email spamming activities.

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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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