Region: United States of America

Cryptoplanet: brand protection in a world of blockchain and NFTs

Featured in WTR Special Report Q3 2022: Brand protection 2027: Why trademark practitioners must prepare for the future now

Rosanne Yang from InfoLawGroup looks at current brand protection issues in the digital Wild West to analyse what rights holders can do to monitor and enforce, and what to expect in the years ahead

27 September 2022

The law school of 2027: how IP education is evolving

Featured in WTR Special Report Q3 2022: Brand protection 2027: Why trademark practitioners must prepare for the future now

If law schools are to fully equip the next generation of IP lawyers, the curriculum needs to include technology and entrepreneurship, legal operations, data privacy, AI and experiential learning, explains Emory Law professor Nicole Morris

27 September 2022

The rise of the metaverse: what it means for brand owners

Featured in WTR Special Report Q3 2022: Brand protection 2027: Why trademark practitioners must prepare for the future now

Taylor Wessing’s Christian Tenkhoff and Sylvia Burgess-Tate delve into the metaverse and virtual reality to see what brands have been doing, what the online world could look like by 2027, how it could affect trademark law and what rights holders can do to prepare

27 September 2022

The evolution of social media: a brand protection perspective

Featured in WTR Special Report Q3 2022: Brand protection 2027: Why trademark practitioners must prepare for the future now

Francesca Witzburg of Loza & Loza explores how the digital environment is changing in the light of Web 3.0 and what rights holders must do to prepare

27 September 2022

Innovation and trademarks: how new technology is fuelling a surge in filings

Featured in WTR Special Report Q3 2022: Brand protection 2027: Why trademark practitioners must prepare for the future now

Futurologists often pinpoint the metaverse and crypto as the next big things in tech – Clarivate’s Robert Reading digs into the data to reveal the US trademark filing trends of past innovations and what that could mean for application numbers in the next five years

27 September 2022

The WHOIS blackout: the past, present and future of domain enforcement

Featured in WTR Special Report Q3 2022: Brand protection 2027: Why trademark practitioners must prepare for the future now

The ability to enforce in the domain space has significantly diminished over the past few years, with new privacy laws restricting the availability of the personal data of domain registrants. Experts look at how they approach enforcement today and explain how rights holders can most effectively shape the future of the domain space

27 September 2022

NFT marketplaces: a brand protection perspective

Featured in WTR Special Report Q3 2022: Brand protection 2027: Why trademark practitioners must prepare for the future now

NFTs represent a potential threat – and great opportunity – for brand owners. IP attorney and crypto expert Charlotte Wilding explains how trademark practitioners can wield this double-edged sword to best protect their clients’ brands

27 September 2022

‘No justification’ – the legal fight to end the USPTO’s residential address requirement

A dispute between a trademark attorney and the USPTO, which seeks to reverse the domicile address requirement, has been escalated to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

26 September 2022

INFORM Consumers Act reintroduced: collaboration versus mandatory action debate continues

The INFORM Consumers Act has been proposed as an amendment to the National Defence Authorisation Act. Our Saturday opinion reflects on the debate that has surrounded the bill.

24 September 2022

Rebuttal presumption of irreparable harm still alive when assessing trademark preliminary injunctions

The decision explains how district courts should apply the rebuttable presumption of irreparable harm created by the Trademark Modernisation Act 2020.

23 September 2022

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