Media & telecoms

Mixed results for Nike, as social media proves to be a challenge to courts in injunctive proceedings

The Court of Appeal has reversed, in part, a High Court interim injunction which required Nike to delete certain social media posts as part of its "Nothing beats a Londoner/LDNR" campaign.

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No trademark use? Shipment of Apple iPhone screens with obscured logos found not infringing

A Norwegian court has issued a surprising decision regarding what constitutes ‘trademark use’ in a case involving a shipment of Apple iPhone screens that had their trademarks temporarily covered.

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Release of '.fm' emoji domains: dotFM set to land windfall thanks to premium domain names

dotFM has released emoji domain names for registration, with the list of 'premium' emoji domain names being offered for equally premium prices.

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Managing international media brands: exclusive interview with Jennifer Chung

World Trademark Review sits down with Jennifer Chung, who until recently was assistant general counsel at Time Inc. She tells us about the keys to smooth collaboration between legal and non-legal business departments, why she values curiosity above...

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The world’s leading corporate trademark professionals revealed

Released today, Apple, Mars and Procter & Gamble head up the 2018 edition of the WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals. Now in its second edition, this community-led research project identifies the leading lights of the corporate...

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Lucasfilm trademark scuffle, Breaking Bad beer battle and Tanzania launches counterfeit campaign: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at how half of cybercrime revenues comes from illicit online marketplaces, the Brexit-related mark ruffling feathers, how cryptocoin names are often inspired by movies, and much...

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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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Recent and developing trends in false advertising disputes

A group of senior trademark and brand professionals convened in New York in January to discuss recent and developing trends in false advertising law. This special report details some of the key points and presents essential takeaways.

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Protecting intellectual property in media and entertainment

With more growth and investment, new players on the rise and rapid advancements in technology, the protection and enforcement of intellectual property has gained more importance in media and entertainment. A number of pressing issues related to this sector have...

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North America Team of the Year: World Wrestling Entertainment

For many, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is first and foremost a professional wrestling promoter. However, the company comprises a portfolio of businesses which create and deliver original content globally.

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Telecom brands experience fall in filings and values as industry approaches tipping point: exclusive data analysis

In this week’s industry data report, we dig into the telecommunications sector, providing an overview on the industry, revealing the trademark filing trends of telecom carriers, and exploring the fluctuations...

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With a fast-improving IP office and flourishing brands, Italy’s outlook is bright: exclusive data analysis

Our latest country data report focuses on the branding landscape of Italy. We explore key filing data and the performance of the leading Italian brands, revealing that their total brand value has increased at a quicker...

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Media brands yet to capitalise on trademarks for new technologies: exclusive data analysis

While digital content currently offers media brands the best prospect of navigating a challenging economic environment, we reveal that filings for new technology remains low.

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