Media & Telecoms

Twitter: the land of risk and opportunity

The social media giant has found its voice, and is helping others to build and differentiate their own brands

Twitter: the land of risk and opportunity
While ‘Tokyo 2020’ will now take place in 2021, brands will get their time to shine
25 Mar 2020

While ‘Tokyo 2020’ will now take place in 2021, brands will get their time to shine

The Olympics is a world-renowned brand which lends its powerful reputation to its partners and sponsors. Given its reach and reputation, the IOC does not play around with its trademark protections.

Singapore’s goal of achieving top-tier status as a hub of innovation and IP looks attainable
20 Mar 2020

Singapore’s goal of achieving top-tier status as a hub of innovation and IP looks attainable

Its local brands have an international focus, and big global names also flock to this market.

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24 Mar 2020

Bombay High Court comes down on infringers for copying BIG BROTHER and BIGG BOSS marks

The Bombay High Court has prevented Andaman Xtasea from using the ANDAMAN BIG BRO and ANDAMAN BIGG BOSS marks, as well as certain taglines and the depiction of an eye, ruling that it was nothing but an attempt to come as close as possible to Endemol’s marks and deceive the public. Read more

16 Mar 2020

UDRP: bad-faith registration cannot be proved retrospectively

This recent UDRP decision highlights that bad faith cannot be established retrospectively by the circumstances following the registration of the domain name. Read more

13 Mar 2020

Class 9 applications skyrocket due to expansion – and domination – of the tech industry

Data analysis shows that software is the most popular product, and gaming companies are some of the top applicants within the industry. Read more

12 Mar 2020

The most prolific trademark attorney firms in Europe revealed

Data analysis reveals that, amongst representatives, Isabelle Bertaux ranks as the number one trademark filer in the EU, with Novagraaf and Arpe completing the top 3. Read more

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10 Mar 2020

INTA postpones 2020 New York Conference; Gleissner defeated again; Redskins retired – news digest

In our latest round-up,  we look at the impact of the coronavirus on global trademark filing activity, an anti-Semitism letter sparking an IP row, INTA rolling out its Women’s LeadershIP initiative, and much more. Read more

9 Mar 2020

Budget planning, diversity, ROI, social media criticism – trademark management and enforcement takeaways from industry experts

Takeaways from the latest WTR events, including tips on budget management, proving return on investment on enforcement spend, responding to reputational crisis and facilitating diversity and inclusion in the trademark industry. Read more

14 Feb 2020

India to reassess IP laws; Amazon tops brand intimacy ranking; Valentine’s fakes warning – news digest

In our latest edition, we look at fakes markets in China being closed during the coronavirus epidemic, Netflix suffering a blow in ‘choose your own adventure’ dispute, and much more. Read more

7 Feb 2020

OK BOOMER trademark refusal; WIPO leadership battle intensifies; EUIPO green stats – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the debate over the Washington Redskins name being reignited, a wooden box that could ‘solve the counterfeit sneaker crisis’, a new version of DesignView being launched, and much more. Read more

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28 Feb 2020

Fake news war erodes perception of media brands as US election cycle begins

The “fake news” war has weakened trust in media brands, and recovering could be an uphill battle. Read more

14 Feb 2020

China’s rapid expansion has made a lasting impact on the trademark landscape, with more to come

Trademark output may be finally slowing down, but local brands are just getting started. Lawyers should therefore keep their eyes peeled as businesses shift their sights abroad. Read more

17 Jan 2020

Siemens’ controversial coal mine contract has put brand at risk of greenwashing accusations

The German conglomerate has portrayed itself as a steward of sustainability, but when it comes to corporate social responsibility, it’s an all or nothing game as this week’s coal mine contract backlash illustrates. Read more

16 Jan 2020

Extinction Rebellion’s terror group classification shines spotlight on brand relationships with causes

Although the listing was only temporary for Extinction Rebellion, the incident serves as a reminder of the nuances that come into play when a brand aligns with political movements. Read more

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24 Jan 2020

Brand Tracker: the filing trends of the world’s most valuable brands

In the first instalment of a new series, we track the trademark filing activity of the world’s most valuable brands – revealing that Mercedes-Benz may be gearing up to launch an AI assistant. Read more

1 Nov 2019

Brands could be the centre of renewed focus during Israel’s scale-up phase

The start-up nation’s register is dominated by foreign applicants but, as the government throws its weight behind maturing businesses, strong branding will help domestic companies to become a feature of the economy. Read more

21 Sep 2019

New Zealand thrives where others have failed – and it is all down to brand

The small island country has boosted its tourism by turning itself into a brand; the jurisdiction is increasingly attractive for multinational brands and it makes its presence known on the world stage. Read more

13 Jul 2019

Huawei seeks to weather political storm and extend brand success story

The Chinese tech giant has penetrated the global market and withstood international political pressure, so what has made its brand so resilient? Read more

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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

8 Feb 2019

How Mickey Mouse and Darth Vader are helping to grow the Disney brand empire

In this week's data focus, we look at how multi-media giant Disney is stockpiling recognisable brands to build out its business operations and adapt to a changing industry. 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 Jul 2017

North America Team of the Year: World Wrestling Entertainment

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