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Consumer trust hits new low; businesses must do more

Businesses hold the key to restoring trust in society, but they are not doing enough, according to this year’s global Edelman survey.

19 January 2022

UK government maintains current exhaustion regime – for now

The UK government has announced that its current exhaustion of IP rights regime will continue following a consultation over possible changes. However, the announcement comes with a big caveat.

19 January 2022

Lacoste sues Marks & Spencer; Microsoft to buy Activision Blizzard; North Korea registers eight trademarks – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at data pointing to a Brexit trademark stampede, fashion brands being warned over greenwashing, and more.

18 January 2022

Canada’s cannabis market: a slow burner or a load of hot air?

Cannabis-related filings have almost halved since their peak three years ago, but the Canadian market could be on the verge of new opportunity.

18 January 2022

Banksy NFT collection to launch from controversial multimillionaire trademark activist

Millionaire entrepreneur Mike Lin reveals the imminent launch of an NFT collection featuring well-known Banksy artworks, and boldly declares he is “hoping for legal troubles”.

17 January 2022

$107 million-a-year ticketing system: ICANN presents initial SSAD projections

ICANN presented the Governmental Advisory Committee with a briefing on the estimated costs and fees associated with the proposed System for Standardised Access/Disclosure last week. The session highlighted ICANN’s uncertainty over likely use levels, resulting in wide-ranging cost predictions and questions over whether the system will be built in its currently proposed form.

17 January 2022

New WTR platform; Canada and US filings hike; domain name predictions; 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.

16 January 2022

Unilever investor criticism highlights balancing act for brands

Criticism of Unilever’s sustainability focus by a major shareholder should not be taken at face value, argues our latest opinion column.

15 January 2022

Singapore introduces IP Amendment Bill to streamline processes and improve legislative clarity

WTR talks with a local expert on what the implications are for brand owners and any potential roadblocks to implementation.

14 January 2022

Welcome to your new-look WTR platform

We are pleased to unveil WTR’s new platform, designed to help subscribers effortlessly access our expanding intelligence, analysis and data content offerings.

14 January 2022

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