The toy industry has weathered shifts in the market better than traditional retailers, with brands expanding globally and entering the entertainment space.
This Japanese company's purchase is only one of a number of deals in the industry, with key players bolstering their premium beer portfolios.
Vincent Stauffer, trademark counsel at the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, speaks exclusively to WTR about his industry's fight against fakes and struggle to protect Swissness rights worldwide.
At Discovery Inc, anti-piracy efforts go beyond the sending of enforcement letters and filing lawsuits, with trademark rights a key weapon in the company’s armoury, explains senior vice president of intellectual property and litigation David Modzeleski.
David Lossignol, the new president of INTA, outlines the association’s priorities for the coming year and calls on the trademark community to facilitate positive change in the brand ecosystem.
When managing the brands of hundreds of companies, it can be frustrating that the actual costs of securing and protecting rights are effectively opaque. In such an environment, benchmarking comes into its own.
In exclusive research, WTR looks at the innovative non-core tools and services being offered by national IP registries around the world.
In an exclusive article, the director general of the French National Institute of Industrial Property explains how the office has been creating cutting-edge industrial property awareness programmes across France – and why this is such a priority.
Many IP offices around the world are using artificial intelligence to conduct their work more efficiently. But this technology has the potential to fundamentally transform the user experience at registries.
An exploration of what users feel is missing from data platforms and how these service providers are evolving their tools to capitalise on Big Data.
While litigation against counterfeiters on e-commerce sites can have distinct benefits over other methods of enforcement, it is not a one-size-fits-all option.
Illegal online pharmacies are a growing global problem for patient safety, public health and brand reputation. Combating this danger requires comprehensive, coordinated and consistent action from stakeholders around the world.
A court victory, while welcome, is often just the start of the battle against infringers, with compensation hard to recover. However, there are tools available to rights holders seeking to enforce judgments.
In the developing digital age, brand owners are at risk from a multitude of online threats. As technologies become more innovative, so too must brand protection strategies.
Legal practitioners, registrants and brand owners are often forced to navigate the online landscape in low visibility. Once you acknowledge the foggy conditions, you can adjust your approach to avoid any wrong turns.
Financial companies must balance what is distinctive and recognisable in a brand with what is descriptive and easy to understand. Moreover, defensive registrations can provide greater protection against brand damage.
RNA, Technology and IP Attorneys
India's banks operate in one of the world's most active fintech markets. As fraudsters try to take advantage, financial companies must be ready to stop brand infringement.
Until recently, Italian banks traditionally had highly descriptive names but fell victim to the inherent weakness of those names as trademarks. Banks are now seeking more distinctive names to improve their image and strengthen their brand.
Uhthoff, Gómez Vega & Uhthoff SC
Mexico’s unique business position makes it an attractive investment location. While this brings challenges, it also signals opportunity with the reform of the Industrial Property Law.
Gorodissky & Partners
Brand registration alone is insufficient. Financial and professional services need to take a realistic view of the unauthorised use of brands and ensure that their trademarks are not diluted and abused.