Media & Telecoms

Kylie Minogue's trademark dispute regret, licensing case heads to Supreme Court and INTA launches podcast: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we report on INTA's new podcast, Apple's new partnership with Amazon, Kylie Minogue's regrets over her dispute with Kylie Jenner, and much more.

Kylie Minogue's trademark dispute regret, licensing case heads to Supreme Court and INTA launches podcast: news round-up
4 Nov 2018

A lawsuit is coming? – HBO nails PR response in trademark spat with Trump

After US President Donald Trump caused a stir on Twitter with a Game of Thrones reference, HBO's response was pitch-perfect in terms of avoiding controversy while deftly reminding people not to misuse its trademarks.

26 Oct 2018

A perfect match? How marketing and legal can create a productive partnership

The historical ‘us versus them’ mentality between marketing and legal departments is not an inevitability – with the right approach, the relationship can be productive and mutually beneficial.

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11 Oct 2018

Louis Vuitton Malletier wins opposition against trap singer and rapper Malu Vuitton

The Peruvian Trademark Office has upheld Louis Vuitton Malletier’s opposition against the registration of the mark MALU VUITTON by a Peruvian singer known under the stage name Malu Vuitton. Read more

10 Oct 2018

Protecting Peppa Pig in China: interview with Entertainment One’s Niall Trainor

Earlier this week, WTR sat down with Niall Trainor, senior director of brand protection at Entertainment One, to gain exclusive insights into the challenges of protecting the Peppa Pig brand in China. Read more

10 Oct 2018

Honey Badger don’t give a summary judgment

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has reversed the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favour of the defendant greeting card companies in a dispute over the trademark HONEY BADGER DON'T CARE stemming from a 2011 viral video and internet meme titled “The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger”. Read more

28 Sep 2018

The Empire strikes out: Disney, Marvel and LucasFilm lose summary judgment on trademark infringement claims

In Disney Enterprises Inc v Sarelli, a US district court has held that a company that copies trademarked characters, but does not confuse its customers regarding the source of its copies, is not liable for trademark infringement. Read more

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14 Aug 2018

IP Australia wins digital award, Stephen Colbert talks trademarks, and USPTO seeks new judge: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at a Minneapolis official who sought registered trademark protection of a blog that criticised her, a Delhi court getting tough on perjury in a trademark case, and much more. Read more

10 Aug 2018

Trademark "reveals" Star Trek series name, T-ARA denied, and PewDiePie responds to “fake” sponsorship: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at a call to boycott a Hawaiian food chain over trademark enforcement, an analysis of cutting-edge technologies being developed in the fight against counterfeit food, and much more. Read more

18 May 2018

The world’s leading corporate trademark professionals revealed

Released today, Apple, Mars and Procter & Gamble head up the 2018 edition of the WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals. Now in its second edition, this community-led research project identifies the leading lights of the corporate trademark world. Read more

24 Apr 2018

Lucasfilm trademark scuffle, Breaking Bad beer battle and Tanzania launches counterfeit campaign: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at how half of cybercrime revenues comes from illicit online marketplaces, the Brexit-related mark ruffling feathers, how cryptocoin names are often inspired by movies, and much more. Read more

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27 Sep 2018

Design patent lessons from Apple v Samsung

The long-running face-off between Apple and Samsung over the design elements of their phone products offers a number of key takeaways for rights holders. Read more

5 Sep 2018

Supreme Court rules that AMERICAN UNIVERSITY trademark is inherently distinctive

In a notable decision, Korea’s Supreme Court has ruled that the mark AMERICAN UNIVERSITY was sufficiently distinctive among South Korean consumers to be registered in connection with university education services. Read more

4 Sep 2018

Getting ready for a fight – trademark enforcement, accusations of bullying and preparing for a backlash

In our latest opinion column, we consider a spate of recent media reports of perceived trademark bullying – and the quandary it creates for rights holders. Read more

2 Aug 2018

High Court Sony decision: are well-known marks really protected?

In a decision that "may be a shock to many", the Kenyan High Court has held that Sony Corporation had failed to prove that its SONY mark was a well-known mark in Kenya. Read more

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27 Apr 2018

Telecom brands experience fall in filings and values as industry approaches tipping point: exclusive data analysis

In this week’s industry data report, we dig into the telecommunications sector, providing an overview on the industry, revealing the trademark filing trends of telecom carriers, and exploring the fluctuations in brand value. Read more

20 Apr 2018

With a fast-improving IP office and flourishing brands, Italy’s outlook is bright: exclusive data analysis

Our latest country data report focuses on the branding landscape of Italy. We explore key filing data and the performance of the leading Italian brands, revealing that their total brand value has increased at a quicker rate than that of the top global players. Read more

23 Feb 2018

Media brands yet to capitalise on trademarks for new technologies: exclusive data analysis

While digital content currently offers media brands the best prospect of navigating a challenging economic environment, we reveal that filings for new technology remains low. Read more

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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 Jul 2017

North America Team of the Year: World Wrestling Entertainment

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