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Over 90% of brand owners report encountering misuse online but the reality is likely even worse (Blog)
New research from Hogan Lovells has revealed that 94% of in-house counsel have encountered misuse of their company’s trademarks online, with North American brands the hardest hit. Those from the Asia-Pacific region appear least affected by online infringement. However, it appears that this is because they are less likely to look for it, meaning that the true level of infringement is likely even higher.
US hit hardest by ICT counterfeits; estimated 24% of video game consoles shipped internationally are fake (Blog)
New research from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has revealed that counterfeit information and communication technology (ICT) products account for 6.5% of overall ICT trade, with almost 43% of seized counterfeits infringing the IP rights of US companies. Worryingly for those tasked with protecting brands in the sector, the OECD estimates that almost a quarter of video game consoles and controllers shipped internationally are fakes.
New research conducted by the EUIPO and International Telecommunication Union has revealed that an estimated 45.3 billion ($52 billion) in revenue is lost annually to counterfeit trade in smartphones. Alarmingly for those in the sector, over a third of this revenue is lost in one country, China.
Corporate and law firm professionals are being invited to participate in the ninth annual Global Trademark Benchmarking Survey, which measures the pulse of the industry, tracks industry trends and identifies how trademark practice is evolving to counter new threats and exploit new opportunities. Participation in the survey is free of charge and designed to give counsel both in-house and in private practice the opportunity to have their say on the state of the industry.
New research from The Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse has revealed the extent of identity squatting targeting this year’s presidential election candidates, as well as members of the US Congress and Senate.
A recent report has highlighted the prevalence of SMiShing (SMS phishing) attacks, with a third of consumers reporting that they had received messages trying to trick them into disclosing personal information. Patrick M Flaherty, assistant general counsel, marketing, IP and digital media law and policy, at Verizon, tells World Trademark Review that text phishing is on the up, but imparts some practical pointers for brand owners seeking to combat such fraud.
Major new research project to identify the leading corporate trademark professionals launches (Blog)
World Trademark Review is inviting nominations for an extensive new research project designed to identify and profile the world’s leading in-house trademark professionals. Act now to ensure that the industry’s leading lights are recognised for the invaluable work they undertake.
While still in its nascent stages, the success of Pokémon GO has provided a glimpse into the potential of augmented reality (AR) and if the technology goes truly mainstream, there will be a direct impact on the work of trademark counsel. A new study from Perkins Coie and virtual reality proponent Upload takes a look at industry expectations for AR and virtual reality.
World Trademark Review is pleased to announce that it will be hosting Brand Protection Greater China, a new high-level event for brand protection professionals, in Shanghai on December 7 2016.
Study reveals the prevalence of fake luxury goods on Instagram, and the evolving tactics of counterfeiters (Blog)
New research has found that 20% of Instagram posts about luxury fashion brands featured counterfeit or illicit products. The report calls for a comprehensive international strategy to fight the prevalence of fake goods online, but the usual roadblocks remain, meaning that the status quo will not change any time soon.
The 2016 edition of Anti-counterfeiting A Global Guide which provides trademark and brand protection professionals with critical guidance on anti-counterfeiting laws, procedures and strategies in key jurisdictions around the world is now available to view online.
US Customs and Border Protection and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations has revealed that the total number of seized IP infringing products increased by nearly 25% in fiscal year 2015, with the value of detained goods breaking through the $1 billion barrier.
The good, the bad and the stubborn: study highlights challenge posed by attitudes towards fake goods (Blog)
The EUIPO has released new research into attitudes to piracy and counterfeiting among young consumers. The research, which comes in at 248 pages, contains a wealth of information but not all of it is easy reading for those tasked with winning over hearts and minds in the fight against counterfeit goods.
The United States District Court Northern District of Florida has ordered Uber Technologies to ensure that specific search engine results in Alachua County do not replace the results for local company Uber Promotions. The ruling potentially places Uber Technologies in a tricky situation, as it seeks to ensure that results across multiple search engines comply with the order.
On April 21 2016 in New York, Trademark Litigation: Practical Strategies will provide an interactive forum for experienced litigators to share best practices and corporate counsel to quiz industry experts on decision making. In advance of the conference, two trademark experts have given us the inside track on the foundations that underpin litigation success.
For the first World Trademark Review podcast of 2016, we speak to the new president of INTA, Ronald van Tuijl. In a wide-ranging interview, we cover everything from plain packaging and the internationalisation of INTA to the EU trademark reforms and internet governance.
World Trademark Review is pleased to announce that it is teaming up with IAM to host IP in the Auto Industry: Challenges and Opportunities in a Converging World, a new one day event designed for IP professionals working within, and for, the auto industry. This highly-focused event will take place in Detroit on May 3 2016.
World Trademark Review is currently accepting nominations for the 2016 WTR Industry Awards, which promises to be our biggest awards scheme to date. Act now to ensure that your peers and colleagues receive the recognition they deserve.
Call for brand owners and governments to up their anti-counterfeiting game: highlights from the INTA Leadership Meeting (Blog)
This year’s INTA Leadership Meeting, held in Panama, was the association’s first major event in Latin America and followed hot on the heels of last year’s annual meeting in Hong Kong, which itself was notable as the first such meeting to be held outside North America or Europe. Here we present some highlights and observations from the event.
Our two most-read blogs in October had a distinctly ‘adult’ feel. Leading the field was our coverage of Google’s announcement of an ad-free subscription service on YouTube, to be titled ‘YouTube Red’. Online media reports and social media comments quickly jumped on the similarity between the name and one of the world’s most popular adult websites, RedTube. We spoke to brand and legal experts on the matter, with opinion split on why YouTube would invite potential brand name confusion.
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