From the WTR archive: Career opportunities

For this week’s delve into our unrivalled archive of trademark content we present a selection of career-focused pieces.

From the <em>WTR</em> archive: Career opportunities
Enforcement data reveals destination shift for counterfeits originating in China
7 Aug 2020

Enforcement data reveals destination shift for counterfeits originating in China

The true scope of the illicit trade of fake goods is hard to define, but analysis by Rouse indicates that Southeast Asia is a fast-rising hotspot

How should authors utilise trademarks to protect their literary works: the US perspective
7 Aug 2020

How should authors utilise trademarks to protect their literary works: the US perspective

How should literary authors be proactively protecting themselves through trademark rights? In this two part series, WTR spoke to a handful of legal experts to find out – kicking off with the US perspective.

Featured

7 Aug
2020

How should authors utilise trademarks to protect their literary works: the European perspective

In the second of this two-part piece, we speak to legal experts to explore the role that trademarks could play in the fight against book piracy in Europe. Read more

7 Aug
2020

Arrest over fake Tokyo 2020 medals; counterfeit lemons seized; Indonesia trademark rise – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the Chinese government bringing live-streaming for IP services to Douyin (the Chinese version of TikTok), a shipment of counterfeit belts being seized in Louisville, and much more. Read more

7 Aug
2020

Court imposes asset-freezing order on 65 trademarks in remarkable decision

A rare Moscow District Federal Arbitration Court decision may set an interesting precedent in terms of the active use of IP assets as a tool in disputes between businesses. Read more

News

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6 Aug 2020

The full version of the 2020 WTR 300 is now available

WTR is pleased to announce the publication of the enhanced version of the 2020 WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals list, providing insight into the achievements and career paths of these industry leaders. Read more

6 Aug 2020

Live updates: IP offices implement measures in wake of coronavirus crisis

As the novel coronavirus epidemic continues to spread across the globe, WTR provides an updated look at measures that national IP offices have launched in response. Read more

5 Aug 2020

Innovation at the Singapore IP Office: spotlight on non-core tools and services

In a new regular series on WTR, national IP offices share the innovative tools and services they have launched or are developing for the future, and we begin with the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore. Read more

4 Aug 2020

Research finds that most major Twitch streamers have not obtained registered trademark protection for their brands

New research from WTR reveals that some of the most popular content creators on Amazon’s streaming video platform Twitch have not sought registered trademark protection. Read more

Analysis

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6 Aug 2020

Counterfeit hotspots in Bangladesh that brand owners should be aware of

In the latest instalment in our regular series on marketplaces around the globe that are reportedly notorious for being counterfeit havens, we head to the Bay of Bengal and the nation of Bangladesh. Read more

5 Aug 2020

China ranks third globally for Madrid filings as applications rise: the story behind the trends

With Madrid trademark filings in China increasing by 36% year on year, we take a deep dive into the key trends and takeaways on such a significant rise. Read more

4 Aug 2020

Drop shipping sites are flooding influencers with counterfeit goods: what brands should do

As even high-profile influencers such as Kylie and Kendal Jenner are caught by drop shipping scams, here are the steps that brands can take to reduce the risks. Read more

3 Aug 2020

Geographical indications increasingly important to China, but challenges ahead for EU owners

China is signalling serious dedication towards enhancing the protection of geographical indications (GIs), so WTR explores recent developments and the proactive actions that should be taken by international GI owners. Read more

Legal updates

7 Aug 2020

China solicits public comment on draft “Opinions on Strengthening the Destruction of Pirated and Counterfeit Goods”

The draft “Opinions on Strengthening the Destruction of Pirated and Counterfeit Goods”, published in June 2020, are expected to greatly improve the status quo in China but seem to leave little leeway to IP owners keen to engage with the authorities. Read more

6 Aug 2020

The CJEU does not distinguish between fashion wear and outdoor wear

The Court of Justice of the European Union has found that weather-protective outdoor clothing and fashion streetwear were not independent sub-categories of goods in relation to Class 25. Read more

6 Aug 2020

Trademark rights are essential for a successful UDRP

This decision involving the domain name ‘houseofpagne.com’ is a reminder that trademark applications are insufficient to satisfy the first element of the test under Paragraph 4(a) of the UDRP. Read more

5 Aug 2020

General Court provides guidance on weak trademark elements

In these opposition proceedings involving the marks MEDIFLEX EASYSTEP and STEPEASY, the goods relating to footwear survived the opposition due to the weakness of the elements ‘step’ and ‘easy’ in relation to such goods. Read more

5 Aug 2020

LOUIS VUITTON recognised as well-known mark in Classes 18 and 25

Within the context of opposition proceedings against the registration of the mark MUVITON in Class 5, INDECOPI has recognised the notoriety of LOUIS VUITTON in Peru for “clothing, shoes, bags, belts and travel suitcases”. Read more

Insight

6 Jul 2020

How to take counterfeiters down (cheaply) during a pandemic

The economic crisis following covid-19 has pushed rights enforcement down company agendas, while unwary online consumers in lockdown make easy prey for counterfeiters. With litigation slow, costly and unlikely to succeed, there are quick and easy ways to thwart the fakers. Read more

6 Jul 2020

Challenging times: anti-counterfeiting in the age of covid-19

Locked-down consumers with heightened health worries could be easy prey for fast-acting counterfeiters. Legal authorities have foreseen some of the risks, but is the European Union sufficiently prepared for an influx of fake medicines and equipment? Read more

6 Jul 2020

Supreme People’s Court opinion directs judges to protect owners’ rights

A wide-ranging opinion recently issued by the Supreme People’s Court provides guidance on how the courts can better protect IP owners’ rights and promises to support trademark owners’ anti-counterfeiting actions. Read more

6 Jul 2020

Can we overcome counterfeiting without tackling the mindset behind it?

Trademark owners have a mountain to climb if they want local judges to grant orders to seize counterfeit goods in Turkey. Things are better at the border, but changes to judicial processes are required. Read more

Events

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Oct 6-15
2020

WTR Connect 2020

WTR Connect has been purpose-built for trademark and brand protection experts globally. From 6-15 October, WTR will be hosting more than 20 individual interactive digital sessions, designed to facilitate discussion, benchmarking and the sharing of best practice around key topic areas and challenges facing trademark and brand leaders.

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