Companies that invest in their brands and are supported by leading trademark teams have maintained their positive momentum in the latest WTR Brand Elite, registering their sixth month of stock value growth.
WTR talks to PMI’s director of illicit trade prevention, as well as one of its brand partners, to get the inside track on how its anti-fraud campaign was conceived and what has been learnt about the way that criminal networks have adapted their tactics to take advantage of the pandemic.
The nominations window for the WTR Industry Awards 2021 and next edition of WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals iscurrently open. Act now to ensure that the important work undertaken by corporate trademark professionals receives the recognition that it deserves.
In a somewhat surprising decision, the UKIPO has rejected Puma SE’s opposition against Nike Innovate CV's application to register the word mark FOOTWARE for various goods and services, including wearable technology. Read more
The complainant in this case interpreted Paragraph 2 of the UDRP as an ongoing warranty that a domain name would not be used in bad faith, but the panel was not prepared to support this interpretation. Read more
This week we opened the nominations window for the WTR Industry Awards. For our latest delve into WTR’s unrivalled archive of trademark content, we present a selection of insights and takeaways from past Industry Award winners. Read more
In our latest round-up, we look at industry groups teaming up to fight pirates, a call for fake pharmaceutical stories, IP Australia announcing a new indigenous knowledge initiative, and much more. Read more
In our latest round-up, we look at a counterfeit crackdown in Guangzhou, Oracle seemingly prevailing in bid for TikTok, branded product labels being used to spread awareness of social causes, and much more. Read more
In this week’s exclusive data analysis we take a look at the trademark portfolios that have either recently changed hands or are owned by companies that have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy – revealing the two key features that make intangibles attractive to buyers. Read more
With online shopping and communication booming, the role of e-commerce companies is coming under greater scrutiny. The global pandemic could provide an opportunity to transform the ways in which they are regulated. Read more
The lack of traceability and the long reach of the Internet pose additional risk for luxury brands which may appear liable if the public believe that it is the brands that are selling faulty products. Read more
Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) are everywhere, so it comes as no surprise that FMCG brands face challenges across jurisdictions. A closer look at the Chinese regime highlights some of the particular issues that rights holders face in this market. Read more
The publication of the EU Regulation on the Provision of Food Information to Consumers has created a bridge between EU labelling rules and the introduction of new obligations to meet the growing demands of the most discerning customers of fast-moving consumer goods. Read more