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Cuba issues first consumer protection rules, IHOB “a flop”, and cost of a country rebrand: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at Alibaba and Kantar teaming up to redefine brand building in China, Ukraine's institution of IP inspectors, the musician ordered to pay $2 million for trademark infringement, and more.

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In rare decision, three-member UDRP panel fails to agree on respondent's rights

In this rare decision under the UDRP, the dissenting panellist found that the respondent did not register and use the domain name in bad faith, but nevertheless had no rights or legitimate interests in it.

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UDRP panel finds that respondent had competing legitimate interests - but dissenting panellist disagrees

The majority of a three-member UDRP panel has denied the transfer of a domain name identically reproducing a complainant's mark as the respondent had competing legitimate interests.

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Can BLACK FRIDAY owner prevent use of 'Real Black Friday'?

The cassation court in Russia has confirmed that the owner of BLACK FRIDAY for services in Class 35 had abused its rights by suing an association of online shops for using the words 'Real Black Friday'.

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“You do what you can to reduce risk”: exclusive interview with Rovio Entertainment’s Robert Hagelstam

Following a brief interlude for INTA’s Annual Meeting in Seattle, our series of articles providing insights into the work of leading corporate trademark professionals returns this week with insights from Robert Hagelstam...

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ICANN steps up GDPR clarity bid, Squire Patton Boggs resolves China dispute, and insights from ECTA 2018: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at various insights from ECTA’s 37th annual conference, how domain registrations for sports betting are on the rise, the Financial Times prevails in trademark dispute, and...

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Keep calm and carry on: tips for online enforcement and advocacy after GDPR

In this guest blog, Brian J Winterfeldt, principal of the Winterfeldt IP Group and president of ICANN’s Intellectual Property Constituency, and Phil Marano, senior associate at the Winterfeldt IP Group, identify five tools that can be utilised in...

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World Cup ambush marketing warning, muppet lawyer speaks out, and brands urged to get political: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at Velcro Companies releasing a second musical video, a Germany whisky that may sound too Scottish, study finds consumers want brands to speak up about politics, and much more.

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New EUIPO report charts increasing sophistication and diversification of counterfeiters

The EUIPO has released a new report, compiling research since 2013, to present a comprehensive and updated picture of the scope and impact of IP rights infringement in the European Union.

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Platform immunity under the microscope: cooperation is the best way forward

Online operators such as eBay, Facebook, Instagram and Amazon find themselves under the microscope. They have become hugely successful organisations, but their platforms are often misused by those infringing rights or promoting bad locations.

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Trademark protection in the new gTLD environment: a policy and enforcement deep dive

Trademark and domain experts from the United States discuss the evolving landscape of generic top-level domains, exploring the challenges faced by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers and best practice in enforcement...

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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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Mobile mayhem: brand protection in a changing environment

When shopping on their handheld devices, millennials are turning to mobile platforms that combine social interaction, entertainment and e-commerce. It is important to understand some of the challenges that this presents for a brand seeking to protect itself in this...

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The online enforcement burden rises as new challenges emerge

This year’s Global Trademark Benchmarking Survey reveals that the online policing burden is intensifying, with new threats adding to the headache experienced by brand protection professionals.

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Logan Paul fiasco shows risk for brands on YouTube; research reveals more YouTubers seeking trademark protection

Recent incidents have demonstrated why brands must be careful when advertising on YouTube. New research also reveals that YouTube's content creators are increasingly obtaining registered trademark protection.

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US retail brands are teeming with life despite the so-called 'retail apocalypse': exclusive data analysis

World Trademark Review takes an in-depth look at the retail sector. As one of the most dynamic branding environments of any industry sector, we analyse how the top brands in this field have performed.

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As remarkable growth of sports industry continues, exclusive data analysis reveals the key trademark trends

From today, World Trademark Review will be producing a new series of industry-specific data reports. We start with a deep dive into sports and sporting goods.

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