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Email leak points to suspicious filing platform tactics; Beijing IP Court president under investigation; 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.

14 August 2022

Trademark teams cannot wrestle increasing workloads alone

Companies need to better support their trademark departments if they want them to succeed as genuine business partners.

13 August 2022

Mercado Libre teams up with Tommy Hilfiger in first-ever joint action against counterfeit sellers

Mercado Libre has hit the next stage in its anti-counterfeiting mission by teaming up with Tommy Hilfiger to file a joint legal action.

12 August 2022

Amazon files lawsuit with GE; Finland speeds up trademark publications; British Gas brand reputation falls – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at brands facing a regression in consumer loyalty, ICANN announcing a webinar on TLD health, and much more.

12 August 2022

Law firm rates rise but caution needed as economic conditions worsen

Firms will need to carefully calculate staffing and fee levels as we enter a period of economic instability.

11 August 2022

UK High Court decision sheds light on approach to unjustified threats

A patent dispute decision considered whether the use of Amazon’s IP enforcement procedures can constitute an actionable unjustified threat.

11 August 2022

Illustrious former Beijing IP Court president investigated, as IP department comes under scrutiny

Chi Su is being investigated for suspicions of “serious violations of discipline and law”.

10 August 2022

10 ways to protect your trademark from becoming generic

The more popular a brand becomes, the greater the risk of genericide. McAndrews shareholder Ron DiCerbo outlines 10 steps for diligent rights holders to protect their names.

10 August 2022

Leaked email reveals new solicitation tactics used by suspicious online filing agency

One expert claims that the email contains “transparently false” and “confusing” information, including a claim that the agency is associated with the USPTO.

09 August 2022

House of Zana prevails in Zara dispute; Amazon acquires iRobot; IPOPHL to promote GIs – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at KIPO pledging to improve the quality of its IP evaluation system, Asahi signing its biggest-ever marketing deal, and much more.

09 August 2022

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