In the latest in our series of Saturday opinion columns we reflect on how the perception of brands changed irrevocably in 2020, leading to greater expectations on corporate social responsibility and social action.
Talking to WTR, the owner of the Proud Boys registered trademark (and former member of the group) reveals how the rights have been used to protect the organisation and stop unauthorised merchandise. Read more
This time last year, we reported that trademark litigation filings in federal district courts had hit a four-year high, outpacing patent cases for the second straight year. However, 2020 was very different. Read more
In November last year, Deborah Hampton made history when she was elected to be the first African-American officer at INTA. She sits down with WTR to discuss her journey and the state of diversity in the industry. Read more
Submissions to the USPTO on the possible application of contributory and/or vicarious trademark infringement liability to e-commerce platforms have revealed a clear division between the positions of e-commerce companies and rights holders. Read more
While efforts to develop a global access system for WHOIS data continue, recent developments in the United States and the European Union suggest that governments are willing to require more of registries and registrars. Read more