In our latest round-up, we look at the UFC filing trademark applications for UFSEA following a Last Week Tonight with John Oliver segment, Trademark Engine’s covid-19 donation, WIPO taking its AI discussion virtual, and much more.
In this guest post, it is argued that the VIP Products LLC v Jack Daniel’s Properties Inc ruling, as it presently stands, is alarming and opens the floodgates to widespread theft of goodwill under the guise of the First Amendment.
There’s just a couple of days left for WTR readers to share their perspective on how private investigators are assisting their brand protection work, and the challenges currently being faced when working with third-party investigators. Read more
With the INTA confirming that its 2020 Annual Meeting will be a virtual event, law firms and service providers must now decide whether to host a networking reception in a digital environment. Read more
In this exclusive guest post, Haydn Evans, executive vice president, strategy at CPA Global, outlines the key arguments that can be put forward in a bid to help boards make well-informed choices around the value of intellectual property. Read more
WTR readers have a last chance to share their perspective on how private investigators are assisting their brand protection work, and the challenges currently being faced when working with PIs. Read more
The UK government has published an outline of a free trade agreement with the European Union which omits geographical indications (GIs) – a move that suggests GIs will remain a contentious issue as negotiations continue. Read more
In our latest edition, we look at a Chinese manufacturer denying that it sent counterfeit N95 masks to the United States, a draw called in a soccer dispute, the University of Tennessee suing over POWER T trademark, and much more. Read more
Talking to WTR, the content creator behind the popular Atomic Shrimp channel reveals the changing nature of scam emails and outlines what major brands can do to more effectively combat this long-time foe. Read more
Göran Marby, president and chief executive officer of ICANN, has written a communication which seeks to draw a line under an eight-year battle that has raged over Amazon’s application for its ‘.brand’ top-level domain. Read more
In this latest edition of our series delving into WTR’s unrivalled 17-year archive of trademark content, we present a selection of in-depth pieces focused on disputes involving such names as Apple, Bacardi, Cisco, Michael Jordan, Pernod Ricard and Samsung. Read more
The US Supreme Court issues decision inLucky Brand Dungarees v Marcel Fashion Group, the dispute centring on the issue of whether res judicata in the form of claim preclusion can also apply to defences. Read more
In this exclusive guest post Mike Yaghmai, Facebook’s head of brands and marketing legal, explains how the brand team responded to the ‘new normal’ of remote working and offers leadership tips for those managing though the current coronavirus climate. Read more
New research from WTR reveals the brand protection challenges being faced by trademark professionals during the covid-19 crisis, finding practitioners facing significant salary cuts, increased infringement and the spectre of budgets being slashed. Read more
In our latest round-up, we look at Puma’s Olympics trademark application being rejected, Aon launching an IP risk platform, the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office creating a coronavirus time capsule, and much more. Read more