Retail

Toys-R-Us brand auction, EUIPO targets scammers and China’s crackdown on World Cup fakes: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at Harry Potters fans upset at cease-and-desist letters related to fan festivals, Benelux trademark reform comes into force, China cracking down on World Cup fakes, and much more.

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New hope for 'Black Friday' offers in Germany?

The German Patent and Trademark Office has held that the trademark BLACK FRIDAY was descriptive and must therefore be kept free for use by competitors.

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Maintaining control of your brand on China’s online sales platforms

Although branding on online sales platforms remains a relatively new concept, its significance should not be overlooked. In the second part of this series, we consider how brand owners maintain can control in this evolving landscape.

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Establishing brand presence on China’s evolving online sales platforms

This two-part series identifies the ways in which diverse online sales platforms (OSPs) may affect brands in China, as well as some of the basic commercial and legal issues that brand owners should bear in mind when creating an OSP branding strategy....

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Battle of the polo logos: 'clean break' is safest course when amending sign in attempt to avoid infringement

In Lifestyle Equities v Santa Monica Polo Club, the High Court has held that the defendants’ one and two-horse logos infringed registrations for the BEVERLY HILLS POLO CLUB logo.

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Levi’s labelled trademark bully, Swiss shop holds IHOB mark and call for independent Rwandan IP office: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at the South African minister calling for tobacco plain packaging, calls for an independent, standalone IP office in Rwanda, the IP of Nine West Holdings being sold, 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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Plain packaging in New Zealand, JD.com in “counterfeit scandal” and WHOIS future remains uncertain: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at how the future of WHOIS remains up in the air, New Zealand implementing plain packaging on tobacco products, and much more.

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China: How Michael Jordan transformed publicity rights in China

Much progress has been made in recent years when it comes to protecting name and image rights, and to fighting against bad-faith registrations in China.

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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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