The AAFA has released a new report highlighting the role that a fast-growing group of social media influencers are playing in the promotion of counterfeit products, as well as the tactics that they are adopting.
In our latest round-up, we look at a court valuing the name and likeness of Michael Jackson, Anaqua acquiring SeeUnity, ICANN publishing its ‘proposed for adoption’ financial and budget plans, and much more.
In a decision that shows the difficulty of relying on parody in a bad-faith opposition, the High Court of England and Wales has upheld Swatch's appeal against Apple's successful oppositions to Swatch's applications for two ONE MORE THING marks. Read more
In a case involving the sale of fake garments at a fair, the Madrid Court of Appeal has found that the Trial Court had wrongly qualified the offence as a misdemeanour against intellectual property - rather than as a criminal offence. Read more
China’s National Intellectual Property Administration has published the passport details of thousands of individuals, WTR can reveal, including public figures such as Taylor Swift, JK Rowling and Lionel Messi. Read more
In our latest round-up, we look at Brainbase expanding its customer base, a new report that finds consumers trust tightly spaced logos, the Brazilian trademark office opening a public consultation, 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
A series of high-profile cases has seen publicity and image rights in the spotlight in recent years. Although the laws protecting these rights can be broad, a well-thought-out strategy with evidence of reputation will see celebrities triumph over bad-faith filers. 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