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Canada publishes harmful online content proposals as government looks to oversight of online environment

While not focused on IP infringement, this development is one to watch as it represents the latest in a series of moves by the government towards expanding oversight of the online world and intermediaries.

Canada publishes harmful online content proposals as government looks to oversight of online environment
<em>Sky v Skykick</em> latest; Mercado Libre exclusive; Olympic brand protection; and much more
1 Aug 2021

Sky v Skykick latest; Mercado Libre exclusive; Olympic brand protection; 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.

Success for Lindt &amp; Sprüngli; USPTO celebrates Lanham Act anniversary; Philippines joins TMclass – news digest
30 Jul 2021

Success for Lindt & Sprüngli; USPTO celebrates Lanham Act anniversary; Philippines joins TMclass – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Scamadviser announcing a new member, Ebro Foods looking to offload more brands, the UK government setting out its innovation strategy, and much more.

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29 Jul 2021

A new era of working with influencers in India: what brand owners need to know

In an exclusive guest post, Remfry and Sagar partner Samta Mehra looks at the rapidly changing regulations for influencer advertising in India. Read more

27 Jul 2021

Facebook and Microsoft take IP diversity pledge; USPTO publishes new TMEP; Sony sells Crackle trademark – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at counterfeit face masks being seized in Malaysia, Lorna Jane responding to a fine for covid-19-related advertising claims, and much more. Read more

27 Jul 2021

‘anticoupang.com’ decision: free speech and the UDRP

This decision highlights that trademark owners should carefully consider whether a UDRP complaint is an appropriate tool when faced with genuine criticism websites. Read more

26 Jul 2021

Image recognition and KYC initiative top priorities for Mercado Libre, head of brand protection reveals

Earlier this month, Mercado Libre revealed that reports of IP infringement fell across its platforms in the second half of 2020. We spoke to head of brand protection Juan Cichero to find out what more the company is doing to differentiate its services and combat evolving counterfeit activity. Read more

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25 Jul 2021

$150,000 trademark scam allegations; top US litigants; India plain packaging regime; 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. Read more

23 Jul 2021

Scammed out of $150,000: allegations of fraud, threats and USPTO impersonation

A family in the US has revealed to WTR the trauma of losing $150,000 to a company based in Pakistan, with allegations of threats that have the couple fearing for their safety. Read more

23 Jul 2021

Puma settles ‘Roar’ logo dispute; UKIPO warns about priority filings; ECTA creates SME task force – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Philadelphia customs officials seizing counterfeit auto parts, a US Senator introducing a resolution commemorating increased anti-counterfeiting efforts, and much more. Read more

20 Jul 2021

Lil Nas X spoofs trademark dispute trial; ICANN72 goes virtual; Joe Exotic brand-building venture – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Cincinnati Customs seizing fake Apple AirPods, warnings over counterfeit cannabis, Ermenegildo Zegna Group going public, and much more. Read more

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21 Jul 2021

Exclusive research reveals rights holders are relying on historical data to overcome WHOIS blackout, as uncertainty over future persists

Analysis of an exclusive survey, conducted last month, reveals how online brand protection professionals are adapting their strategies in light of the ongoing WHOIS blackout. Read more

13 Jul 2021

ICANN seeks user insight into SSAD plans as significant frustrations over WHOIS blackout persist

ICANN is looking to determine how many users are expected to use the SSAD and the likely volume of requests if the system is implemented. Read more

8 Jul 2021

XYZ Registry shares brand protection insights following takedown of fake USPTO website

In an exclusive interview with WTR, the vice president of operations at XYZ, Jocelyn Hanc, shares information on how the registry is evolving its brand protection and anti-fraud operations. Read more

5 Jul 2021

Amazon launches IP Accelerator in India as debate over e-commerce rules intensifies

Amazon has announced the launch of the IP Accelerator programme in India, offering sellers that are also brand owners access to services from trusted IP experts and law firms. Read more

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4 Sep 2020

The TikTok brand has gone global, which is a great feat, but now it faces a reckoning in the US

The video-sharing app is a highly attractive brand for its resonance with the Gen-Z demographic, but its relationship with China and status as a social media giant will create risks for whoever takes it on. Read more

21 Aug 2020

Gymshark: a brand that ticks all the boxes (including trademark strategy)

The UK fitness company has solidified its market presence among the greats with a winning social media strategy, deep commitment to consumers and a forward-thinking approach to trademark protection. Read more

17 Apr 2020

Zoom adapts to the highs and lows of mainstream success

The video-conferencing app is now a staple of daily communication, and its trademark holdings reflect how unexpected this success was. Read more

10 Apr 2020

Pandemic clears way for indoor exercise and virtual fitness brands to shine

Lockdowns across the globe have forced both consumers and fitness centres to get creative, and are a reminder of why Peloton caused so much excitement at launch Read more

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2 Jul 2021

Top tips for how brand owners can work with online platforms to fight counterfeiting

WTR’s Global Leaders set out an eight-point checklist for what rights holders and e-commerce sites can do to take meaningful action against the online trade in fake goods. Read more

23 Jun 2021

Five core technologies every IP practice can rely on

A rundown of the core technologies keeping the IP practices of WTR’s Global Leaders operating at full pace. Read more

18 Jun 2021

"There's so much more that we can do to help brands": Corsearch and Incopro CEOs on what acquisition means for future offerings

Online brand protection provider Incopro has become the latest in a series of acquisitions by Corsearch. We sat down with CEOs Tobi Hartmann and Simon Baggs to learn more about the deal, including what it means for customers, future tech offerings and brand advocacy work. Read more

14 Jun 2021

How a hands-on approach helps FSC IP counsel push sustainable brand message

In an exclusive interview, Ugreson Maistry, trademark and IP counsel at the Forest Stewardship Council, reveals why teaming up with industry players not only benefits the environment, but also helps raise the profile of sustainability groups. Read more

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