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After an unprecedented rise in fraud targeting users at the USPTO, we look back at a tempestuous year of scams and identify more actions that can be taken to protect users in the future.
20 January 2022
In-house leaders in a range of industries share their top tips on how to get the most out of available tools when budgets are tight.
13 January 2022
WTR sits down with USPTO Trademark Commissioner David Gooder to hear his perspective on the biggest changes that have taken place at the agency in 2021.
16 December 2021
To combat the tactics used by sophisticated online sellers, a number of brands have successfully implemented litigation programmes seeking asset restraints against multiple seller aliases in a single case.
25 November 2021
Image rights can attract valuations in the millions. However, reputation management and the correct ownership structure are key to building and maintaining value.
11 November 2021
The authorities and legislative bodies in China have been implementing a range of measures to tackle the rampant problem of bad-faith applications targeting third-party brands. However, for rights holders, the nuance is all important.
28 October 2021
Diversity officers at the top-ranking firms for LGBTQ+ equality unpick the fundamentals of an effective D&I strategy.
14 October 2021
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.
30 September 2021
Winterfeldt IP Group’s Brian Winterfeldt and David Rome prepare for the purge of ex parte cancellations in the United States by offering practical considerations and key strategies for brand owners and practitioners alike.
16 September 2021
Elyssa LeFevre Chayo of Firm Forward LLC sets out key ways to help IP law firms practice what they preach when it comes to strategic brand management.
09 September 2021
WTR has polled a select group of corporate and law firm trademark professionals to gauge the extent to which the shift to online shopping during successive covid-19 lockdowns has led to a growing rise in trademark violations – and to dig deep into how those on the receiving end are fighting back.
02 September 2021
There are big differences in how cannabis trademarks are treated in the United States and Canada. Shabnam Malek of Brand & Branch in California and Graham Hood of Smart & Biggar LLP in Ontario pull together key recommendations for developing a brand that is robust across both jurisdictions.
26 August 2021
Brands are well suited to IP trading but how do you set their value? OLN IP Services Limited’s Benjamin Choi provides an insider perspective of the Hong Kong branding landscape, along with exclusive advice for overseas rights holders.
12 August 2021
Scams targeting trademark owners are fast becoming commonplace and increasingly sophisticated. Four leading IP offices share their insights on which scams are most prevalent, what you can do to stay safe, the resources on offer to help and how offices are collaborating across borders to fight fraudsters.
05 August 2021
Producers of traditional European food and drink have a buffet of IP rights to choose from. Baker McKenzie’s Claire France and Jessica Le Gros provide a straightforward guide to making the right selection.
29 July 2021
Applications for US design patents have increased by 50% over the past decade. Debevoise & Plimpton’s Megan Bannigan, Justin Ferrone and Anna Rennich analyse why so many brand owners are taking this route to bypass trade dress obstacles.
22 July 2021
The covid-19 pandemic and increase in remote working has highlighted that any team’s success is rooted in its talent. FIFA’s Daniel Zohny shares an insider’s view of how to recruit and motivate a stellar roster of trademark experts fit to face any and all obstacles.
08 July 2021
Worrying drops in filing levels followed by record highs have made for an eventful year at the EUIPO. WTR’s Trevor Little considers how these and other events are affecting the IP ecosystem and could affect the future of the register itself.
01 July 2021
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