The Long Read: To combat the tactics used by sophisticated online sellers, a number of brands have successfully implemented litigation programmes seeking asset restraints against multiple seller aliases in a single case.
Last week the USPTO amended its rules of practice in trademark cases to implement provisions of the Trademark Modernisation Act of 2020. This guest analysis explores the changes that trademark professionals should be aware of.
INTA will be hosting its 2022 Annual Meeting in Washington DC as a physical event with virtual elements. But the association will be keen to head back to Asia before 2024, this week’s Saturday opinion argues. Read more
Dior has found itself in the media spotlight over its upcoming collaboration with Travis Scott, but it will not be the last brand grappling with how to react when a celebrity relationship attracts news headlines for the wrong reasons, notes our latest Saturday opinion. Read more
A curious case involving US lifestyle range the Pioneer Woman and a lone individual in China serves as a warning that alleged trademark squatters are switching tactics in their attempts to target mid-sized brands. Read more
A newly published missive has contended that ICANN staff bypassed the multi-stakeholder process and took policymaking into their own hands during the development of the Trademark Clearinghouse. Read more
The NCAA Constitution Committee has shared its new draft constitution with NCAA member schools and conferences, with the treatment of student-athlete name, image and likeness rights a central component. Read more
At the annual meeting of ASOP Global, calls were made for social media companies and e-commerce platforms to be compelled to do more to fight illicit trade. Shortly after, a Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing explored just that. Read more
The Long Read: The authorities and legislative bodies in China have been implementing a range of measures to tackle the rampant problem of bad-faith applications targeting third-party brands. However, for rights holders, the nuance is all important. Read more
With a petition set for the International Criminal Court, it is about time the dangers of counterfeit goods are considered among the list of crimes against humanity, argues our Saturday opinion. Read more