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Decades-long Havana Club dispute enters next phase as Bacardi launches new legal action

Bacardi launched legal action against the USPTO last week, asking the court to set aside an earlier decision and declare that Cubaexport’s HAVANA CLUB US trademark registration expired in 2006.

04 January 2022

The trademark stories that shaped 2021

We kick off the New Year with a list of the most-read pieces on the WTR platform in 2021.

04 January 2022

Champagne, lipstick, energy drinks: the five most-read Legal Updates of the year

An EU General Court decision concerning use of the colour orange in relation to champagne tops the list of 2021's most-read Legal Updates.

31 December 2021

A sense of optimism around the post-pandemic future: a year in trademarks

As 2021 draws to a close, George Chan, partner and head of the Simmons & Simmons (Beijing) Intellectual Property Agency, assesses the China trademark landscape.

31 December 2021

Why cooperation and public outreach is key for expanding innovation at IP offices

In a unique preview of an upcoming WTR Special Report, we present three exclusive extracts from major trademark office leaders on how they are using public outreach and collaboration to further their message.

30 December 2021

Overcoming the challenges of rising online brand threats: a year in trademarks

Corsearch president of trademark solutions Stephen Stolfi reveals how a string of acquisitions and the growing risks for brands online have defined his past 12 months.

29 December 2021

3M fights covid-19 opportunists with global anti-counterfeiting programme: a year in trademarks

Vice president and chief trademark counsel Colette Durst reflects on 3M’s anti-counterfeiting successes and what an uncertain economy has in store for in-house teams.

28 December 2021

The future of law firms: how to stand out with technology in 2022

Law firms will have to start using technology in the same way as corporations if they are to retain talent and remain competitive next year, argues Anaqua vice president and general manager at Domenic Leo.

28 December 2021

Getting the brand back together: a year in trademarks

To close out 2021, WTR has invited a series of industry leaders from across the trademark ecosystem to reflect on the past 12 months. For this instalment, Andrew Price, partner at Venable in Washington DC, presents a law firm perspective.

23 December 2021

One in 10 consumers convinced to buy fake goods by social media influencers, UKIPO study finds

Social media influencers have a significant impact on counterfeit purchasing decisions, swaying 10% of UK consumers to buy counterfeit goods, a new study by the UK Intellectual Property Office reveals.

23 December 2021

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