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IP Australia wins digital award, Stephen Colbert talks trademarks, and USPTO seeks new judge: news round-up
In our latest round-up, we look at UFC star Conor McGregor potentially facing a hefty fine in his latest trademark tussle, the Supreme newspaper promotion reminding us of the power of strong logos, a Minneapolis official who sought registered trademark protection of a blog that criticised her, and a Delhi court getting tough on perjury in a trademark case.
Food delivery marks on the rise, as Starbucks leads the way in restaurant brand filings: exclusive data analysis
In this week’s industry data report we look at the food service industry. With fast food brands leading the way, we reveal that Starbucks has the most robust trademark portfolio in the industry and that flings have generally been on the decline but marks for food delivery have seen a conspicuous rise.
Trademark "reveals" Star Trek series name, T-ARA denied, and PewDiePie responds to “fake” sponsorship: news round-up
In our latest round-up, we look at a call to boycott a Hawaiian food chain over trademark enforcement, YouTube star PewDiePie hits back over "fake" sponsored video accusation, an analysis of cutting-edge technologies being developed in the fight against counterfeit food, the name for Patrick Stewart’s Star Trek TV series may have been revealed in a trademark application, and much more.
To continue our series of articles providing insights into the work of leading WTR 300-ranked corporate trademark professionals, World Trademark Review spoke to Shama Elliott, IP manager at American International Group (AIG). In an in-depth conversation, she explained the value non-lawyers can add to trademark departments, sheds light on some of the key challenges facing brands in the insurance and financial services sector, and much more.
Audi launches anti-counterfeiting campaign, YouTube brand safety fiasco and TMview expands: news round-up
In our latest round-up, we look at the expansion of the EUIPO’s TMview search platform, Audi launching an anti-counterfeiting awareness campaign, Scotch Whisky attaining GI protection in South Africa, Chinese trademarks continuing rapid growth rate, and much more.
A look at the most popular articles and legal updates we have published over the past 12 months with Amazon overtaking Apple and Google to be named the world’s most valuable brand topping the table.
Spanish filers look to the EUIPO over China, as local trademark market shows signs of stagnancy: exclusive data analysis
In our latest country data report, we turn our spotlight to Spain. We reveal that smaller brands may have an especially tough time flourishing there, examine the performance of the Spanish trademark office, and analyse key filing trends both domestically and abroad.
Defunct NFL franchise trademarks, counterfeiters target Kickstarter and Pinduoduo investigated: news round-up
In our latest round-up, we look at Chinese regulators launching an investigation into e-commerce platform Pinduoduo, how tomato DNA is being used to combat dangerous counterfeits, an IP workshop in Kashmir, the Vega+ games console losing branding rights, reveal the members of the new WHOIS working group and much more.
“Opportunistic filing after a disaster remains an issue” MH370 rights shine spotlight on tragedy marks
World Trademark Review has discovered a registered trademark and domain name related to the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 tragedy being sold for thousands of dollars. The listing is a reminder of how trademark departments have a key role to play in the wake of tragic events, with one expert telling us that defensive filings should be “a primary prevention tool” against opportunists that wish to commercialise terrible events.
Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda each have different legal approaches to the treatment of parallel imports, making generalisations dangerous for trademark owners and importers alike.
In Holland and Barrett v General Nutrition, the Court of Appeal has considered what happens where, within the context of a licensing agreement, the main marks are used but the auxiliary marks are not and, therefore, are liable to be revoked. The decision provides valuable guidance for mark owners who license their main brand as well as a number of sub-brands.
Authorities should distinguish between ads and trademarks: exclusive interview with PepsiCo’s Sergio Barragan
Continuing our weekly series of deep-dives into the work of leading WTR 300-featured corporate trademark counsel, World Trademark Review this week caught up with Sergio Barragan of food, snack and beverage giant PepsiCo. In a wide-ranging discussion, we discover his approach to managing the company’s extensive Latin American brand rights portfolio.
The recent Tempnology decision has raised more uncertainty than it has clarity for trademark licensees and licensors. Parties and their trademark counsel must exercise more caution than ever when drafting trademark licence agreements to avoid unintended consequences in the event of a party’s bankruptcy.
The Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) recently decided, without any warning, to modify the power of attorney requirements, making them very burdensome. In addition, and contrary to the principle of fairness, the PTO established that the new requirements would also apply to past cases. This led to administrative chaos and, following intervention by the Ministry of Economic Development, the PTO is now having to backtrack.
GDPR “unmitigated victory” for scammers, Thunderpussy support and World Cup fakes crackdown: news round-up
In our latest round-up, we look at the questions that arose over whether US President Donald Trump violated Deere’s trademark rights, registrations rising for UK spirit marks, Interpol celebrates collaboration, GDPR being labelled “an unmitigated victory for spammers and scammers” and much more.
Louboutin’s win before the European Court of Justice shines a light on the complexities of colour marks.
Rush to register French football star Mbappé's name highlights China's rampant trademark squatting problem
Following the match between France and Argentina during the 2018 FIFA World Cup, a staggering 169 trademark applications were filed by Chinese companies and individuals to register French footballer Kylian Mbappé’s name as a trademark. The rush highlights China’s longstanding trademark squatting problem and serves as an important reminder that celebrities and businesses should have a trademark protection strategy in place in China.
US Senate passes trademark resolution, UKIPO fake auto parts warning, and Taylor Swift’s cat marks: news round-up
In our latest round-up, we look at India exploring a drug serialisation programme, the TTAB looking for applications for a senior role, trademark lessons from the closure of the Ivanka Trump brand, a call for an IP tribunal in Uganda, and much more.
Outstanding improvement in aerospace brands despite a fall in application numbers: exclusive data analysis
In our latest industry trademark report, we examine the top brands, industry trends and filing data in the aerospace and defence sector. We reveal that Airbus is the top filer, highlight a marked shift from vehicle-related applications to software and research and disclose the surprisingly small number of trademarks related to space flight.
In our latest opinion piece, we consider whether trademark associations should and could do more to help corporate IP professionals raise their profile internally arguing that, while a challenge to do so, it would be a true win-win scenario if successful.
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