14 Nov
2021

WIPO uncovers pandemic-defying trademark boom; new IP office standards body bares all; NCAA issues draft NIL constitution; and much more

Everything we covered on WTR over the past seven days – and all you need to know from the world of trademarks to set yourself up for the start of another busy week.

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Monday 8 November

Asia filings spurred a pandemic-defying global trademark boom last year, a new WIPO report discovers.

The Chile and Peru IP offices celebrate a return to operations and steady recovery.

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Tuesday 9 November

Diego Maradona is removed from FIFA 22, the Afghanistan IP office resumes operations and Ghana joins the Geneva Act in Tuesday’s news digest.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association issues a draft constitution, signposting its future approach to student name, image and likeness rights.

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Wednesday 10 November

ICANN is asked to reopen the issue of Trademark Clearinghouse secrecy and submissions.

A new report on health warnings and plain packaging on tobacco products finds a significant uptick in brand restrictions

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Thursday 11 November

A curious case involving a US lifestyle range and a lone individual in China serves as a warning that alleged trademark squatters are switching tactics to target medium-sized brands.

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Friday 12 November

Amazon and Weber team up to file a joint lawsuit, Tiffany collaborates with Supreme and anti-counterfeiting can support sustainability, according to Friday’s news round-up.

Google serves as a case study on how to pursue the house of brands route.

A new IP office standards body reveals its plans to combat stark digital disparities.

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Saturday 13 November

Dior’s Travis Scott collection illustrates the potential pitfalls of celebrity collaborations.

WTR Special Report: Managing the brand balance sheet

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