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The LEGO Group’s risky approach pays off: a year in trademarks

Senior corporate counsel Arturo Ishbak Gonzalez reveals how taking a gamble on non-traditional marks paid off for the LEGO Group in 2021.

22 December 2021

The fight against counterfeits online: perspectives from an e-commerce platform

Andy Chua, senior vice president of the Lazada IP Rights Protection Team, reveals how Southeast Asia’s leading e-commerce platform protects IP rights online while meeting rights holders’ needs for efficiency and responsiveness.

22 December 2021

UKIPO CEO on Brexit and other challenges: a year in trademarks

UK Intellectual Property Office CEO Tim Moss discusses getting the legwork done in the face of Brexit, while transforming office services around the needs of the customer.

21 December 2021

Hermès bucks trend as stock market performance falters for major brands in latest WTR indices analysis

The WTR Brand Elite project tracks how a defined set of brand-focused companies with industry-leading trademark teams perform against stock market indices.

20 December 2021

USPTO year in review; 15,000 invalidated trademarks warning; Peloton’s ‘genius’ And Just Like That response; 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.

19 December 2021

Moving the goalposts: the attachment of trademarks to found jurisdiction

The football and legal words recently met for a clash of the titans in an appeal heard by South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal.

17 December 2021

Hague design system – upcoming changes to the rules

A number of welcome amendments, due to come into force on 1 January 2022, have been made to the rules of procedure relating to the Hague design registration system.

17 December 2021

Spider-Man comic trademark battle; UKIPO denies New Zealand manuka honey GI; CIPO backlog appears to stabilise – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at WIPO launching a new global awards programme, Cincinnati Customs and Border Protection officers seizing fake jewellery and scarves, and much more.

17 December 2021

Analysis shows which Nice Classes have the highest, and lowest, rates of abandonment and cancellation

Market factors as well as the nature of an industry have an impact on the likelihood of a trademark cancellation, but most brands inevitably have a shelf life.

17 December 2021

New bill aimed at tackling illegal online pharmacies introduced in US Senate

One market expert tells WTR that, if enacted, the bipartisan bill would provide powerful new protections to keep consumers safe from counterfeit and illegal drugs.

16 December 2021

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