Entertainment One’s enforcement approach; IP workloads worry; INTA’s lobbying spend rises; 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.
INTA chief representative officer for Asia-Pacific Walter Chia reflects on his first six months in office and his ambitions for the role going forward.
Monday 14 August
We examine the commercial thinking behind Entertainment One’s enforcement approach, including its high-profile Peppa Pig litigation work.
WTR sits down with Haloo CEO Julie MacDonell to find out more about her AI-powered search and registration platform.
- Preliminary injunction issued in trademark dispute involving names of Qing Dynasty emperors (China)
- Uzbekistan amends competition law, but excludes IP-related provisions (Uzbekistan)
Tuesday 15 August
Pakistan amends the Trademarks Act, UBS confirms that Credit Suisse branding will be phased out, a Google ads decision is upheld, and more.
We recall a year of acquisitions, partnerships and trademark disputes for award-winning Grupo Bimbo.
- Casio successfully registers 3D shape of ‘G-Shock’ watch (Japan)
- Can a registered company name amount to infringement and passing off of a trademark? (Uganda)
Wednesday 16 August
INTA lobbying spend increases dramatically as US lawmakers debate IP-related bills.
Workloads rise unexpectedly alongside increasing concerns about IP regulatory developments, according to a new WTR report.
“Staying nimble” helps the Amazon.com trademark team to alter course.
- Good news for Prada as General Court confirms likelihood of confusion between RADA and PRADA (European Union)
- Delhi High Court: Times Group has no exclusive rights over NOW (India)
Thursday 17 August
Brand consolidation, digitalisation and expansion – we reveal the projects keeping the Škoda IP team busy.
The IACC welcomes an anti-counterfeiting resolution and fault lines are drawn over a right to repair law in this month’s legislation and policy watch.
- Amendments to the Industrial Property Act: key points highlighted (Poland)
- Refusal to register Duracell’s sound mark reversed (United States)
- Delhi High Court ruling stresses that brands can still be deemed likely to deceive the public despite offering different services (Market Insight: India)
- Brandy Melville fails to secure permanent injunction in Ninth Circuit’s first ever contributory infringement ruling (Market Insight: United States)
Friday 18 August
The “small but mighty” trademark team at Treasury Wine Estates tells the story behind its enforcement successes in China.
Tesla prevails in China, IP Australia releases guidance for classifying emerging technologies, WIPO launches a masters degree, and much more.
- Chrysler successful in invalidation proceedings against JEEPER (Japan)
- SNKRS held registrable for Nike’s footwear-related services (United States)
Saturday 19 August
Work-life balance is improving, but team leaders cannot afford to become complacent, argues this week’s opinion column.
Spotlight on Asia-Pacific
WTR’s latest Special Report offers a strategic guide to navigating the evolving brand protection landscape in the Asia-Pacific region, covering everything from filing trends and the biggest portfolio owners to enforcement mechanisms and best business practices.