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A group of creditors of India’s defunct Kingfisher Airlines is auctioning off several of the carrier’s trademarks in an effort to recoup at least some of the more than Rs70 billion (approximately $1.06 billion) owed to them. It remains to be seen whether these brand assets will generate enough interest among third parties to make a significant inroad into the sums owed. However, the fallout could negatively impact the brand valuation industry in India.
Lord & Taylor agrees to settle FTC charge it "deceived consumers" over social media native advertising
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued an enforcement policy statement in January that clarified its stance on deceptively formatted advertisements. As we noted at the time, what will be important going forward is how the organisation tackles subsequent enforcement actions. This month the FTC shed some light onto its approach, in particular in the social media environment.
Yesterday OHIM closed its doors, to allow time for staff to install the necessary system upgrades to adapt the website and its online application tools in light of the requirements of EU Regulation 2015/2424. Today the office re-opened for business, albeit with a new identity.
Drawing on the expertise of professionals from organisations such as the Camuto Group, Facebook, the Henkel Corporation, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and Verizon, the stellar speaking faculty for Trademark Litigation: Practical Strategies will drill down into complex litigation strategies, offering practical advice on how to maximise success.
With the first changes due to take effect in less than three weeks, in the latest episode of the World Trademark Review podcast we talk to a range of industry experts on what counsel should be doing now to prepare for the new EU trademark regime.
First speakers unveiled for IP in the Auto Industry: Challenges and Opportunities in a Converging World
The first speakers for IP in the Auto Industry: Challenges and Opportunities in a Converging World, a new one-day event taking place in Detroit on May 3 2016, have been unveiled.
There is just over a week left to add your input into the eighth annual Global Trademark Benchmarking Survey, our yearly study designed to measure the pulse of the industry and analyse global trademark activities from the perspective of both in-house trademark professionals and external counsel.
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.
We are calling on trademark professionals to contribute their views and insights on the current state of the trademark industry for the eighth annual Global Trademark Benchmarking Survey. Participation is free of charge and is designed to measure the pulse of the industry, as well as to provide a benchmark for global trademark activities from the perspective of both corporate trademark professionals and law firm counsel.
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.
For many in the trademark world, a late edition to the holiday season reading list was delivered in late December with publication of the new trademark regulation in the Official Journal of the European Union. The amending regulation will enter into force on March 23 2016. Time, then, for a round-up of some of the notable upcoming changes and what counsel should be doing now.
World Trademark Review is pleased to announce that it will be hosting Trademark Litigation: Practical Strategies an immersive, high-level conference in New York on April 21 2016. Designed as an interactive forum in which experienced litigators can share best practices and corporate counsel can quiz industry experts on strategic decision making, the event will drill down into the most critical aspects of lawsuit management.
Given the political sensitivities surrounding the relationship between China and Taiwan, certain cross-strait trademark applications are fraught with controversy. Media reports have pointed to the recent rejection of a National Palace Museum trademark in China as the latest example. But a museum representative tells World Trademark Review that the issues in this case are more legal than political.
The online time savers for trademark counsel: new edition of World Trademark Review now online available
While the Internet has presented trademark counsel with myriad new challenges, the rise of web-based technologies has also spawned a new generation of tools and services that enable them to work smarter, faster and cheaper. For the cover story of our latest edition which is now available online to subscribers we surveyed leading market professionals to compile a list of the online tools that counsel should be using.
Funimation’s positive example and RedTube’s reaction to YouTube Red top our most-read stories list for 2015
2015 has been our biggest year yet in terms of traffic to the World Trademark Review website compared to the same period in 2014 (January 1 to December 9), we experienced a 77.27% jump in users and a 61.53% increase in sessions. With the year drawing to a close, and the World Trademark Review Daily email service preparing to take a short break, it’s therefore a natural time to look back at the blogs which received the most reads over the past 12 months.
The nomination window for the 2016 WTR Industry Awards closes in just over a week - act now to ensure that your peers and colleagues receive the recognition they deserve.
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.
Kuwait has become the latest of the Gulf states to increase its trademark costs, with filing, registration and publication fees set to rocket in the coming weeks. One local commentator tells World Trademark Review that it “is going to be a huge shock for IP professionals and brand owners on the ground in Kuwait”.
An analysis of take-up within the two most relevant new gTLDs - ‘.law’ and ‘.legal’ - suggests that law firms are taking a tentative approach to their new gTLD registration strategies, with only a quarter of the sample we studied registering the equivalent of their key domain name in either of the strings.
World Trademark Review is pleased to announce that the nomination process for the 2016 WTR Industry Awards is now open. Next year’s event promises to be our biggest yet, as we celebrate 10 years of corporate trademark excellence.
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