Media & telecoms

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. In a far-reaching interview, she tells us about the keys to smooth collaboration between legal and non-legal business departments, why she values curiosity above all else in outside counsel, and much more.

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Despite podcast's popularity, SERIAL trademark registration denied as generic

The US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has ruled that 'serial' is generic for a multi-instalment audio programme and cannot be registered as a trademark.

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Protecting the TARDIS: exclusive insight into BBC Worldwide’s brand protection strategies

​​​​​​​For the second in our series of exclusive interviews, Diane Hamer of BBC Worldwide expands on the company’s efforts to guard against genericide and the challenges managing a brand as beloved as Doctor Who.

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“The Stan Lee name is the most important asset” – exclusive interview with POW! Entertainment’s Relani Belous

In the first of a series of interviews with leading corporate trademark professionals, Relani Belous outlines the brand challenges she is tackling in her new role as general counsel of Stan Lee’s Pow! Entertainment...

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Blow for Deutsche Post: General Court finds no likelihood of confusion between POST marks

In Deutsche Post AG v EUIPO, the EU General Court has upheld a decision of the First Board of Appeal of the EUIPO finding that there was no likelihood of confusion between marks which shared the word element 'post'.

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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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Amazon overtakes Apple and Google to be named world’s most valuable brand

​​​​​​​Amazon has supplanted Google as the world’s most valuable brand, according to the latest Brand Finance Global 500 rankings.

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Escobar ends Netflix feud, F1 logo issues, and brands warned of cryptocurrency cybersquatting: news round-up

In our latest news round-up we look at the significant changes to Vietnam’s IP laws that came into force this week, how the Formula 1 rebrand may have hit a speed bump, and much more.

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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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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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