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How US franchises are weathering the storms of the Turbulent Twenties

The world of franchising is more uncertain than ever, with global stresses compounded by tension between the needs of an independent business owner and the long-term plans of a franchisor team.

20 October 2022

Register Tracker Europe and North America: May-August 2022

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The United Kingdom saw a disproportionately large number of trademark filings this May-August 2022, according to data published by Fovea IP. The data also shows a strong preference for local markets among North American and European applicants - among other insights.

19 October 2022

The brand risks of corporate political donations: what trademark practitioners need to know

A recent report urges companies to halt political spending to “minimise the risk of blowback”, which can include significant harm to brand reputation.

19 October 2022

Domain watch: recent developments in internet policy, governance and use

WTR's new column presents insight into emerging online trends and policy developments related to domain names.

18 October 2022

Atlanta Braves rebrand debate; Canon reveals Amazon IP takedown levels; USPTO seeks public feedback – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Medieval Times accusing a performers’ union of brand infringement, the Philippines IP Offices being recognised for its achievements, and much more.

18 October 2022

Time running out to have your say on the state of diversity and inclusion in the IP industry

WTR is calling on trademark professionals from every industry to support a new project designed to find out what more can be done to support (D&I) in the workplace and wider community.

18 October 2022

Five minutes with… Lazada

WTR checks in with Lazada’s senior vice president of legal Rugeradh Tungsupakul on its trademark and brand protection strategy.

17 October 2022

Energy crisis-related scams highlight how bad actors seek to capitalise on global events

This latest example of how nimble infringers can be illustrates why it is important for companies to ensure particular vigilance when mission-related incidents occur.

17 October 2022

WTR Industry Awards nominations window opens; INTA CEO on association’s future; call for UK representation rules change; 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 October 2022

The 2023 Industry Awards and WTR 300 nominations window is now open

Act now to ensure that the critical work undertaken by corporate trademark professionals is recognised in the 2023 WTR Industry Awards and the next edition of WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals. 

15 October 2022

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