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Stellar speaker line-ups revealed for upcoming WTR events in Europe and the US

WTR is pleased to unveil the speaker line-up for its upcoming series of one-day events in London, San Francisco, Chicago and New York this December.

Stellar speaker line-ups revealed for upcoming <em>WTR </em>events in Europe and the US
Apple loses Huawei legal battle; Trump’s trademark spree; Gucci counterfeits seized – news digest
26 Oct 2021

Apple loses Huawei legal battle; Trump’s trademark spree; Gucci counterfeits seized – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at CPA Global announcing that it will go by Clarivate, how e-commerce is used to peddle fake goods, and much more.

Nauru opens trademark office; Facebook plans new name; Tencent named China’s most valuable brand – news digest
22 Oct 2021

Nauru opens trademark office; Facebook plans new name; Tencent named China’s most valuable brand – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the Brazilian IPO introducing GI stamps, the SUN JAM trademark case being settled in Zimbabwe, and much more.

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TTAB: reckless disregard for truth satisfies ‘intent to deceive’ requirement

In a landmark decision, the US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has expanded the grounds on which fraud may be found by holding that proof of reckless disregard for truth or falsity may be sufficient to show an intent to deceive. Read more

26 Oct 2021

FRUTARIA decision: General Court considers proof of use where trademark was assigned during relevant period

The transfer of a mark cannot lead to its new proprietor being deprived of the opportunity to adduce proof of genuine use of the mark in the course of the period during which it was not the proprietor of the mark. Read more

21 Oct 2021

Earlier rights in the UK: validity in pending proceedings after UK withdrawal from EU

The General Court considered whether extended passing off remains a valid basis for opposition in pending appeal proceedings decided after the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. Read more

21 Oct 2021

Federal Court rules that the variation of a plaintiff’s registered mark is not a remedy in an infringement action

In a landmark decision, the Malaysian Federal Court has ruled that a plaintiff in an infringement action is not legally obliged to consider the option of co-existence on the ground of honest concurrent use. Read more

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19 Oct 2021

eBay urged to ban airbag sales; McDonald’s prevails in McVegan dispute; INTA files amicus brief – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at how digital stamps help tackle fakes in Tanzania, brands warning of marketing activism, and much more. Read more

14 Oct 2021

WTR needs your nominations for the 2022 Industry Awards and WTR 300 projects

Act now to ensure that the critical work undertaken by corporate trademark professionals is recognised in the 2022 WTR Industry Awards and the next edition of WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals.  Read more

12 Oct 2021

Alibaba helps SMEs fight counterfeiters; EA considers FIFA rebrand; secrets of corporate logos – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Geek Bar launching anti-counterfeiting measures, Walmart and Netflix creating an exclusive retail hub, and much more. Read more

5 Oct 2021

INTA highlights Asia counterfeit developments; UKIPO appoints new chair; WIPO calls for covid-19 action – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the EUIPO reaching 1.5 million design applications, H&M capitalising on branded merchandise, and much more. Read more

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19 Oct 2021

“Enormous significance” – Swiss Enforcement weighs in on importance of Iceland v Iceland

In an exclusive interview, Swiss Enforcement managing director David Stärkle reveals why the Iceland dispute at the EUIPO is important for the broader trademark ecosystem. Read more

15 Oct 2021

AB InBev's beyond-beer strategy could transform its brand portfolio

Its staple brands still have an important role to play as the brewer looks to expand into adjacent product areas such as hard seltzer and canned cocktails. Read more

30 Sep 2021

The brand value landscape: a lot has changed over the past 15 years

Richard Haigh, managing director of Brand Finance, reflects on key brand valuation trends that have emerged over the past decade-and-a-half – focusing on the companies and sectors that have led the way. Read more

30 Sep 2021

Global intangible value rockets – inside the numbers

Even a global pandemic could not stop the upwards rise of intangible assets, reveals Annie Brown, author of Brand Finance’s GlobalIntangible Finance Tracker report. Read more

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20 Aug 2021

Coca-Cola’s brand strategy requires a balance of innovation, nurturing, and knowing when to call it quits

The renowned drinks manufacturer has been on a brand purge since the end of 2020, putting an end to underperformers and reallocating resources to its best and most promising brands Read more

23 Jul 2021

Starbucks’ brand manual is something smaller companies should aspire to

The coffee chain sets a strong example for the benefits of having clear branding guidelines. Read more

7 Jul 2021

The China Trademark 50

Tencent owns the largest number of active Chinese trademarks with a portfolio of 37,205 applications. This is nearly 15,000 more than second-place Beijing Jingdong Triple Bai Lu Pick Up of E-commerce Limited. Read more

7 Jul 2021

The US Trademark 50

The owners of the 50 largest US trademark portfolios collectively held 58,811 active assets in 2020. Together these entities filed 5,557 applications over the course of the year, down 4% from the previous year. Read more

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6 Jul 2020

High Court cans counterfeit beer importer’s weak defence

Malaysian court’s recent ruling in favour of a brewer follows established case law on registration but notes sound public health reasons for cracking down on fake alcoholic beverages. Read more

16 Jan 2020

Online brand protection takeaways: tales from the trenches

Throughout 2019 WTR hosted a number of events that provided practical, strategic brand protection takeaways. Below are some of the key action points and insights. Read more

1 May 2018

Recent and developing trends in false advertising disputes

A group of senior trademark and brand professionals convened in New York in January to discuss recent and developing trends in false advertising law. This special report details some of the key points and presents essential takeaways. Read more

1 Nov 2017

Italy: Salumi shows how innovative packaging can be crucial for food and beverage sector

Rights holders’ innovative use of design demonstrates that in the modern market, food packaging is a vital advertising tool which is also eligible for IP rights protection. Read more