USPTO foreign sponsorship scam; Grab enforcement strategy; IP policy news; 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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The Long Read

Everything you need to know about enforcing IP rights under the new and improved UAE Trademark Law.

Monday 3 October

Our new monthly column tracks IP policy developments from around the world, including updates on the US INFORM Consumers Act and the EU NIS2 Directive.

We reveal the online marketplaces in Nepal that should be on counterfeit enforcement radars.

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Tuesday 4 October

Ben & Jerry’s adds new claims to its spat with Unilever spat, Peloton and Lulemon settle a dispute over apparel, and more.

The USPTO takes action against foreign sponsorship scam activities, as a firm at the centre denies all allegations.

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Wednesday 5 October

An insightful new book offers a total business solution for brand protection.

WTR takes a closer look at ByteDance’s global IP strategy in a new Q&A series.

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Thursday 6 October

Superapp Grab gets tough on enforcement as its portfolio surpasses 1,000 trademarks.

We uncover nine counterfeit hotspots to be aware of in Kazakhstan.

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Friday 7 October

China develops its approach to bad-faith filings and related enforcement.

Brand professionals from Merck, Meta, Nestlé, Teva Pharmaceuticals and WeWork are among the line-up for two WTR events in New York.

Gibson’s cybersquatting claim backfires, Coachella sues Afrochella, court dismisses Rothschild’s NFT appeal, and more.

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Saturday 8 October

UPS’s law firm diversity scheme shows that corporates are keen to push on with DEI programmes despite challenges.

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