Media & telecoms

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

In our latest industry data report we shine a light on the global media and entertainment industry. While digital content currently offer companies in the space, we reveal that filings for new tech remain low.

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Coveted status of well-known mark eludes Samsung, while Louboutin's red sole mark is found to be well known

In two cases involving Samsung and Christian Louboutin, different judges of the Delhi High Court have taken a completely different stand following requests for a declaration that the parties’ marks are well known.

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Celebrities, personality rights and privacy: what marketers need to know about permission

An individual has successfully sued a production company for breach of privacy for using film footage of her taken without her permission.

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High degree of similarity defeats weak distinctive elements

The EU General Court has upheld the decision to refuse Xiaomi Inc's application to register the EU trademark MI PAD for goods in Class 9 and services in Class 38, based on a likelihood of confusion with Apple’s IPAD mark.

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Zimbabwe clamps down on forged trademarks

A woman from Harare has been convicted under the Zimbabwe Trademarks Act of forging the DStv trademark and falsely claiming that she and her colleagues were authorised MultiChoice agents.

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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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Google’s rising brand value, Gleissner’s filing drive, and Netflix’s “super classy” letter: our 2017 most-read list

With 2017 drawing to a close, and the World Trademark Review Daily email service taking a short break, it’s time to take a look back at the stories which received the most reads from the past year.

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Comic Con battle escalates, UK opposition levels jump and tomorrow’s trademark leaders: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we report on the escalation of a Comic Con trademark spat into a free speech row, how North Korea is working towards the establishment of “world-class” consumer brands, and much more.

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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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