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Verizon’s biggest ever UDRP win reminds users of the mechanism’s value

Verizon has recovered more than 70 infringing domains in a UDRP decision handed down this week. The case highlights the value – and cost-saving benefits – of the process to rights holders at a time when the system is under review.

20 August 2022

Senators aim to end “arms race of NIL implementation” but obstacles remain

Two US senators have kicked off a fact-finding mission over proposed student-athlete name, image and likeness legislation that would result in an Alston-compliant regulatory structure.

19 August 2022

Smart & Biggar joins IPH, Mariah Carey QUEEN OF CHRISTMAS backlash, Russian coffee chain on former Starbucks sites – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Embracer Group acquiring the IP rights to The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, Anaqua earning recognition for its IP legal offerings, and much more.

19 August 2022

Mid-sized firms slowest to improve gender pay gap, UK data suggests

WTR data analysis suggests that mid-sized firms are caught in the middle when it comes to reducing the gender pay gap at UK firms with leading trademark practices.

18 August 2022

Why a Chinese dairy company sought IP talent outside China

Mengniu is creating its IP dream team with a new hire outside China to drive industrial and geographical expansion.

18 August 2022

Food brands bounce back as values exceed pre-pandemic levels

Food brand values have returned to pre-pandemic levels, with Nestlé and Coca-Cola the highest ranking in their sectors, according to the latest Brand Finance report.

17 August 2022

Question marks over USPTO verification requirement after claim “nothing has been implemented”

It has been claimed that unverified account users can still file trademark applications on the USPTO platform, despite the agency claiming ID was required from 6 August 2022.

17 August 2022

Singapore trademark rise; USPTO adds executives to leadership team; La Liga giants seek crypto mark – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Authentic Brands Group preparing a takeover of luxury brand Ted Baker, Hong Kong Customs seizing counterfeit luxury goods, and much more.

16 August 2022

One day in July: the trademark specimens challenge still faced by the USPTO

A WTR investigation identifies ongoing trends in specimens of use being filed at the USPTO from China-based trademark applicants.

16 August 2022

Treasury Wine Estates triumphs over Chinese copycat in enforcement masterclass

A Supreme Court win for Penfolds wine provides practical takeaways for foreign brands battling copycat infringement in China.

15 August 2022

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