The treatment of the borrowing of real-world elements in video games depends on the nature of the underlying rights – creating a complicated environment for rights holders to navigate.Bryan Wheelock
“You do what you can to reduce risk”: exclusive interview with Rovio Entertainment’s Robert Hagelstam
Following a brief interlude for INTA’s Annual Meeting in Seattle, our series of articles providing insights into the work of leading corporate trademark professionals returns this week with insights from Robert Hagelstam.
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 some practical tips for managing trademarks in the region.
Chinese players fail to make the cut in the fashion world as major brands prove resilient: exclusive analysis
Examining the apparel sector, we show that the leading brands have remained robust, analyse how filing patterns have changed, and reveal that Chinese brands have failed to make the cut in the list of the world’s leading fashion brands.
While the GDPR entered into force on 25 May, the provisional model adopted by ICANN to bring the WHOIS database into compliance is a compromise that does not seem to meet the strict requirements of the new European regulation or answer the needs of IP practitioners.
With Africa proving particularly vulnerable to the sale of counterfeit goods, we take a look at some of the problems and solutions from a wide swathe of nations across the continent.
With licensing now a $100 billion industry, it has become a very attractive and widely used business tool, but companies seeking to leverage brand awareness, build brand equity and drive new revenues need to stay on top of the latest market trends in order to succeed.
On 22 May 2018 World Trademark Review announced the winners of its 12th Industry Awards at an exclusive ceremony at the Seattle Art Museum. The awards are designed to recognise the vital work carried out by in-house trademark counsel and to identify the teams and individuals that are performing their functions to the highest possible standards.
After his invaluable contribution to the global trademark community was recognised at the WTR Industry Awards, J Thomas McCarthy sat down with us to reflect on an illustrious career
Trademark policing in a GDPR world: the state of play with WHOIS and China’s trademark office to drastically cut filing times
Regionality is a well-known characteristic of trademark protection and brings particular jurisdictional challenges for fashion and luxury brands. In China, these challenges include trademark squatting and parallel imports.
Some so-called ‘legal fakes’ in Italy have so successfully fooled consumers and won over luxury and fashion brand fans that they have essentially supplanted the original brands, which are yet to conquer the country.
Innovation, notoriety, protective registration and counterfeiting are key challenges for fashion and luxury brands. Fortunately, Mexico has a complex system of enforcement in place.