Vehicles & Transport

“The right tools and people”: how Harley-Davidson ensures trademark success

How Harley-Davidson, winner of the WTR Industry Award for Europe, Middle East and Africa Team of the Year, takes a collaborative approach to brand protection.

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Staggering rise of trademark applications from Chinese companies revealed

Startling new research reveals that the number of Chinese trademark applications to foreign registers has doubled over the past two years, with Huawei Technologies leading the charge.

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Honeywell chief IP counsel on the transforming trademark enforcement landscape in China

World Trademark Review catches up with Jerry Xia, deputy general counsel and chief IP counsel, Asia Pacific, for Honeywell. He shares his insights into how the Chinese brand protection landscape has developed in recent years, offers...

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OEM and trademark infringement: Supreme People's Court overturns decision recognised as 'model' IP case

In a recent case concerning trademark infringement and OEM, the Supreme People’s Court of China has overturned a decision that it had recognised as one of 50 model IP cases of 2015.

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Despite court's non-infringement ruling, TTAB affirms Section 2(d) refusal of MOAB for automobiles and parts

The US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has affirmed a Section 2(d) refusal to register the mark MOAB for motor vehicles, finding it likely to cause confusion with MOAB INDUSTRIES for automotive conversion services...

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The world’s leading corporate trademark professionals revealed

Released today, Apple, Mars and Procter & Gamble head up the 2018 edition of the WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals. Now in its second edition, this community-led research project identifies the leading lights of the corporate...

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adidas and Nike revealed as most visible brands on social media platforms

The brand logos which appear the most on Instagram and Twitter have been revealed, with sports brands adidas and Nike leading the pack. The results also reveal which brands are perceived the most positively and negatively, as well as those most targeted...

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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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Philip Morris, Michelin and Electrolux lead UDRP filers list as domain actions hit historical high

UDRP case filings at WIPO continued their upward momentum, with 3,074 cases handled in 2017. While the rise was less pronounced than in previous years, the figure set a new record.

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Vehicles & Transport Team of the Year: BMW

Working for a company operating at the cutting edge of its field, the trademark team at BMW Group often breaks new ground when it comes to protecting IP rights.

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Shifting markets and brand positions in a transforming auto industry: exclusive data analysis

We take a deep dive into the trademark landscape of the automotive sector. While Germany remains the home of the most valuable auto brands, Chinese companies are quickly catching up.

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Germany’s hearty trademark scene and stunning courtroom win rates: exclusive data analysis

The latest country data report focuses on Germany. We reveal the European powerhouse’s leading sectors and explain how the country’s robust brands have continued to surge in value.

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