Concern over WHOIS proposals; Trademark Plus responds to criticism; Global IP Awards 2022 winners; 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.

Diversity survey

Do you have a spare five minutes? WTR wants to hear your views on diversity and inclusion in the trademark industry as part of a new, free survey.

The Long Read

In WTR’s annual Asia-Pacific deep dive, we reveal the top corporate and law firm filers across five key jurisdictions.

Monday 12 September

WTR speaks to the rights holders caught up in Raffel v Man Wah to find out how a counterfeiting dispute sparked a war of words in the trade press.

Leaders from the world’s biggest IP offices discuss AI, the metaverse and technological challenges at IP Week @ SG 2022.


Tuesday 13 September

Iceland and Iceland return to court, the USPTO threatens to terminate 13,000 marks, Ford heads to the metaverse, and more.

We pinpoint the 10 counterfeit hotspots in China that every brand owner should know about.


Wednesday 14 September

WTR reflects on the key takeaways from IP Week @ SG 2022.

A free speech debate erupts after a controversial decision on the trademark TRUMP TOO SMALL.


Thursday 15 September

A metaverse dystopia, UDRP tips and diversity in brand protection are among the talking points of WTR’s Online Brand Protection Europe.

A WHOIS disclosure report sparks concern as ICANN75 looms


Friday 16 September

The winners of the Global IP Awards 2022 are revealed.

A representative for low-cost IP agency Trademark Plus has defended its operations in an exclusive interview with WTR.

BRANDIT’s chief business officer explained why, and how, the firm established an office in the metaverse.

Mattel drops BARBIE-QUE dispute, Tarantino and Miramax settle dispute,  Starbucks launches Web3 experience, and more.


Saturday 17 September

The USPTO is currently fighting fraud on three fronts. Two recent developments could be set to provide a boost to the office’s efforts, argues our Saturday opinion.

WTR Special Report: a data deep dive into the trademark landscape

WTR’s latest Special Report presents a data deep dive into the trademark landscape – revealing the biggest portfolio owners, insight from our annual benchmarking survey and US litigation patterns.

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