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Microsoft brand boom; INAPI exclusive; Bored Ape NFT evolution; 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.

Microsoft brand boom; INAPI exclusive; Bored Ape NFT evolution; and much more
Unilever sells tea brands for $5 billion; Zeeger Vink elected 2022 INTA president; OBS Project and Streamlabs dispute – news digest
23 Nov 2021

Unilever sells tea brands for $5 billion; Zeeger Vink elected 2022 INTA president; OBS Project and Streamlabs dispute – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Burberry winning $138,000 in attorney fees from Burberry Jesus, a new study revealing $68.9 billion of retail theft, and much more.

INTA Annual Meeting focuses on diversity and trademark future; EUIPO offers best practices for payment services; ‘Banksy of trademarks’ retires; and much more
21 Nov 2021

INTA Annual Meeting focuses on diversity and trademark future; EUIPO offers best practices for payment services; ‘Banksy of trademarks’ retires; 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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19 Nov 2021

INTA reveals new Strategic Plan; NFTs to revolutionise anti-counterfeiting; INAPI gives Madrid Protocol update – INTA 2021 report

For a final time, WTR takes a look at the highlights and learnings from this year’s INTA Annual Meeting. Read more

19 Nov 2021

Shell ditches ‘Royal Dutch’; INFORM Consumers Act applauded; EUIPO adjusts attachment pilot – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Authentic Brands Group buying a UK photography archive, 10 million adverts for counterfeit goods being removed, and much more. Read more

18 Nov 2021

Enforcement tips from Starbucks; Mastercard recognised for bettering society; judges look to the future – INTA 2021 report

WTR offers more highlights, learnings and observations from the midway point of INTA's 2021 Annual Meeting. Read more

18 Nov 2021

Chicago IP firms credit diversity efforts as billable hours

Time spent on diversity, equity and inclusion will now be credited as billable hours at five prominent Chicago law firms. We examine the new policy and what it could mean for the industry as a whole. Read more

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15 Nov 2021

From Singapore to Washington DC: INTA announces 2022 Annual Meeting plans

INTA has announced that its 2022 Annual Meeting will be held in Washington DC as a physical event with virtual components. Read more

14 Nov 2021

WIPO uncovers pandemic-defying trademark boom; new IP office standards body bares all; NCAA issues draft NIL constitution; 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. Read more

12 Nov 2021

Amazon and Weber lawsuit team-up; Tiffany and Supreme collaboration; anti-counterfeiting supporting sustainability – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the South African IP office warning of email issues, a major new e-commerce platform launching in Kenya, and much more. Read more

7 Nov 2021

USPTO issues scathing show-cause order; Anti-counterfeit Network Africa petitions ICC; COP26 highlights greenwashing risks; 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. Read more

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1 Nov 2021

Modest bounce-back for US trademark litigation levels predicted as top plaintiffs and defendants revealed

Trademark litigation filings at US district court level are set to exceed 2020’s number this year, according to the latest data from Docket Navigator. Read more

1 Nov 2021

Spruson & Ferguson Australia becomes country’s largest IP firm as combination confirmed

In a major move, Shelston IP and Spruson & Ferguson have officially joined forces to create Spruson & Ferguson Australia. Read more

16 Oct 2021

Superbuy and WeGoBuy need to be on counterfeit enforcement radars

Two of the biggest Chinese shipping agents appear to be helping to make buying counterfeits more convenient and therefore worsening the battle against fakes, argues our Saturday opinion. Read more

30 Sep 2021

Understanding brand value – insider insights from INTA

The Long Read: INTA speaks exclusively to WTR about brand evaluation versus valuation and why it is so important for brand professionals to play an active role in the calculation process. Read more

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19 Feb 2021

Positive intention for UK address for service rule changes, but data shows muted impact

The UK trademark filing landscape is changing, with new agents coming onto the scene and early analysis indicating limited impact of the new local address for service requirement. Read more

22 Jan 2021

EUIPO filings in 2020: all the key stats and figures you need to know

With last year’s figures now available, despite a tumultuous 2020, trademark application volumes at the EUIPO hit a record high – as this week’s data analysis reveals. Read more

11 Dec 2020

Data analysis reveals impact on filings for Amazon’s IP Accelerators panel firms

When it first launched, the programme received a lot of hype, not least for the creation of an elite panel of vetted law firms. But how much of a boost did practices gain from access to a wide range of potential new clients? The data suggests mixed results. Read more

9 Oct 2020

China overtakes American brand owners to be largest source of trademark applications at the USPTO: data analysis

The unprecedented growth in filings from the Asian giant has many practitioners scratching their heads, so we’ve drilled into the data to provide a comprehensive picture of the situation. Read more

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23 Jun 2021

Five core technologies every IP practice can rely on

A rundown of the core technologies keeping the IP practices of WTR’s Global Leaders operating at full pace. Read more

8 Jan 2019

Protecting and enforcing design rights: Switzerland

Swiss design is characterised by its hybrid status – it is influenced by the German tradition of functionalism and the Italian radical design of the 1960s. Swiss design lies somewhere between ‘form follows function’ and ‘anything goes’ – it is functional yet rich; linear while unexpected; practical and refreshing. Read more

12 Sep 2018

Trademark procedures and strategies: France

Any natural person or legal entity can apply for a French trademark before the French Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle (INPI). The application can be filed by the owner itself or its representative. Read more

13 Mar 2018

Managing a pharmaceutical trademark portfolio with the assistance of outside counsel

Responsibility for a company’s portfolio is frequently placed in the hands of a few specialists. Often, this is not the only task carried out within the department. However, the legal protection of trademarks requires a high degree of specialisation. Read more