Next EUIPO head revealed; FTC copycat crackdown; fashion brand filing strategies; 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.

Long Read

We scrutinise the data to reveal the 50 companies with the biggest portfolios in five major Asia-Pacific jurisdictions.

Monday 10 July

Academic Cameron Shackell explains why new data limitations at Twitter and Reddit could make companies’ future AI projects more expensive.

WTR takes a closer look at recent success stories for non-traditional marks- around the world.


Tuesday 11 July

BYD or Tesla – data analysis reveals stark differences – and some similarities – in trademark filing activity at the world’s biggest electric vehicle makers.

Musinsa launches an IP organisation; South Sudan introduces trademark reservation; Iancu moves firms, and more.


Wednesday 12 July

João Negrão wins the vote to become the next executive director of the EUIPO.

The US Federal Trademark Commission clamps down on copycat edible cannabis products.

When big brands face defeat: we outline cases you may have missed.


Thursday 13 July

We run through the latest courtroom wins and fails based on reputation.

Analysis of the firms behind the most valuable fashion and luxury brands uncovers opportunities for future partnerships.


Friday 14 July

We revealed why the PandaBuy shopping agent should be on anti-counterfeiting radars.

Ukraine makes new call for closure of WIPO’s Russia office, the USPTO issues a data update, the FTC issues an order against false "Made in USA" claims, and more.

When the EUIPO Board of Appeal makes mistakes: we highlight Legal Updates you may have missed.


Saturday 15 July

IAM and WTR team up to deliver a brand-new IP strategy event in Latin America.

Spotlight on Asia-Pacific 

Our new 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.

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