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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 trademark ruffling feathers, how cryptocoin names are often inspired by movies and books, and Lucasfilm being sued for trademark infringement.
Kit Kat blow, Comey trademark abandoned, and Russian IP office pledges blockchain support: news round-up
In our latest round-up, we look at the advocate general’s latest Kit Kat opinion, INTA’s call for more research on illicit trade, Liverpool Football Club embroiled in a dispute, strong start for the ‘.app’ new gTLD, and advice on building a fashion retail brand in 2018.
“Generic drug-making is a fast-track business”: Sandoz trademark head reveals approach to IP management
For the latest in World Trademark Review’s series of interviews with WTR 300-listed corporate counsel, we met up with David Lossignol, INTA’s president-elect and global head of trademarks for Sandoz. He explained how he overcomes the challenges of managing pharmaceutical brand rights across many jurisdictions and addressed the growing threat of brand restrictions.
WHOIS access charges, NGOs take aim at watch list plans and INTA applauds ‘Brand India’: news round-up
Every Tuesday and Friday, World Trademark Review presents a round-up of news, developments and insights from across the trademark sphere. In our latest edition, we look at a registry’s plans to charge trademark owners for access to WHOIS data, the war of words over the European Commission’s plans for an IP markets watch list and a blow for Apple in the Norwegian courts.
Nepal launches collective tea mark, HP ramps up anti-fakes efforts and new CITMA president: news round-up
Every Tuesday and Friday, World Trademark Review presents a round-up of news, developments and insights from across the trademark sphere. In our latest edition, we look at the election of a new president at CITMA, how HP is stepping up its anti-counterfeiting outreach, Sri Lanka’s plans to ban colour on cigarette branding and a decision on ownership of the BLACK FRIDAY mark.
How the legal profession underutilises paralegals: exclusive interview with Deborah Hampton of Chemours
In the latest of our series of exclusive interviews with leading, WTR 300-ranked in-house professionals, The Chemours Company’s Deborah Hampton reflects on the underutilisation of paralegals in trademark management and about her approach to stewarding the company’s global brand rights. Crucially, she contends that companies often underestimate the substantive work that paralegals can undertake and are missing out on unique insights into brand management.
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 much-loved US TV sitcom I Love Lucy, the experts calling for more robust rights protection mechanisms, how Alibabacoin is hitting back at the Alibaba lawsuit and how the Smiley trademark owner is targeting the Indian market.
Tim Hortons brand reputation slides, brand name tattoos, and The Weeknd in Starboy dispute: news round-up
In our latest round-up, we look at how fonts should be front-of-mind when looking at a brand’s image, the significant number of brands who now conduct influencer marketing, musician The Weeknd’s trademark dispute over a STARBOY trademark application, and a survey which reveals the number of consumers that would get a brand name permanently tattooed on their body.
“Flat is the new increase”: Adobe’s J Scott Evans on budget management, trademark risks and the future of WHOIS
J Scott Evans has managed brand rights for a number of high-profile, high-tech companies such as Yahoo! and now Adobe Systems as well as serving as the 2015 president of INTA. As part of our ongoing series of interviews with WTR 300-featured corporate trademark counsel, we spoke to him about his work as director of trademark and advertising law at Adobe Systems, as well his thoughts on the challenges created by budget cuts, the importance of risk management, and the future of the WHOIS database.
Counterfeits in Casablanca, Kuwait upgrades online filings, and legal blow for Lindsay Lohan: news round-up
In our latest round-up, we look at a warning about counterfeit make-up in China, Alibaba launching legal action against a cryptocurrency company, and Moroccan city Casablanca being labelled the “Eldorado of counterfeiting”.
Australian trademark law amendments, WHOIS fears, and EUIPO launches anti-counterfeit prize: news round-up
In our latest round-up, we look the end of a heated legal dispute over an Icelandic chant, fears increase of future WHOIS access, Major League Soccer confirms it won’t trademark the name of a Los Angeles team rivalry, and the Australian government has published a draft version of an IP law amendment bill.
Cooperation, imagination and perseverance: insights into Western Digital’s global brand protection efforts
Cynthia Tregillis, vice president of global brand protection and trademarks at Western Digital Corporation, was brought on board to establish the company’s trademark group from scratch in late 2012. Starting off as the digital storage company’s sole brand protection attorney, she has subsequently presided over the expansion of the organisation’s in-house trademark team and spearheaded its global anti-counterfeiting efforts.
BARCELONA collective mark rejected, battle for Prudential name and Philippines fakes crackdown: news round-up
In our latest round-up, we look at the Philippines government's pledge to crackdown on counterfeit goods, Scotch Whisky legal dispute figures, the rejection of the BARCELONA collective mark and a national IP office’s anti-fakes video featuring a naked man atop a tortoise.
Kanye trademark battle labelled “fake news”, effective banking brands, and ‘.app’ gTLD sunrise: news round-up
In our latest round-up, we look at Canada being criticised for how it tackles counterfeits, 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’ new gTLD.
For the second in our series of exclusive interviews with the leading in-house trademark professionals featured in the WTR 300, 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.
US Customs head confirmed, Latvia trims WHOIS data and trademark offers Cambridge Analytica clues: news round-up
In our latest round-up, we look at how a trademark scammer has rebranded, Latvia's plans to cut back on WHOIS data collection, how India’s anti-counterfeiting efforts are under scrutiny and how a trademark may offer clues about the company that has hit headlines across the world Cambridge Analytica.
Plain packaging in New Zealand, JD.com in “counterfeit scandal” and WHOIS future remains uncertain: news round-up
In our latest news round-up, we look at how trademark lawyers must sometimes “take one for the team” in order to protect corporate clients, how the future of WHOIS remains uncertain, US President Donald Trump's interest in $30 billion Chinese tariffs as part of an IP theft crackdown and how New Zealand is implementing plain packaging on tobacco products.
“The Stan Lee name is the most important asset” exclusive interview with POW! Entertainment’s Relani Belous
In the first in a series of interviews with some of the world’s 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.
Jamaica approves protection of GIs, Montenegro joins TMView and United Kingdom ratifies Hague Agreement: news round-up
In our latest round-up, we look at the latest predictions for the next round of gTLDs, a tale of two O’Keefe law firms, the IP Office of the Philippines reporting on counterfeit seizures in 2017 and the United Kingdom’s IP Crime Unit urging the public to “treat mum right” by avoiding fakes.
Tesla overtakes rivals in brand value, a Wakanda trademark, and Amazon files anti-counterfeit lawsuits: news round-up
In our latest round-up, we look at Amazon partnering with two brands to file several federal lawsuits against parties accused of selling fake goods, how brands got creative on International Women’s Day, and how the success of Marvel’s Black Panther movie has led to a number of trademark applications.
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