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Sony resolves PS5 trademark fight; Tiffany and LVMH end legal dispute; TPAC new member – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at a ‘Why Brands Matter’ campaign launching, research revealing the brand risk of data breaches, Authentic Vision planning an expansion, and much more.

Sony resolves PS5 trademark fight; Tiffany and LVMH end legal dispute; TPAC new member – news digest
WHOIS, the RPM review and future gTLD rounds: takeaways from ICANN 69
28 Oct 2020

WHOIS, the RPM review and future gTLD rounds: takeaways from ICANN 69

In this guest analysis, experts from Winterfeldt IP Group present key takeaways from ICANN 69, including on WHOIS data access, the RPM review and future gTLD rounds.

Innovation at the Korean Intellectual Property Office: spotlight on cutting-edge tools and services
26 Oct 2020

Innovation at the Korean Intellectual Property Office: spotlight on cutting-edge tools and services

In an exclusive guest post, the new commissioner of the Korean Intellectual Property Office, Kim Yong-Rae, reveals the agency’s innovative non-core tools and services for trademark users – and those planned for the future.

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30 Oct 2020

Complaint for ‘kobra.com’ comes back to bite complainant

This case demonstrates a fundamental aspect of the UDRP, in that a complainant must prove that the respondent either knew, or should have known, of the complainant’s trademark at the time it registered the domain name at issue. Read more

25 Oct 2020

Corsearch branches into anti-piracy; WTR reveals new panel-based research project; Apple tops Brand Finance intangible value report; 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 Oct 2020

Messi granted trademark in Colombia; Amazon counterfeit lawsuit; brands no longer fear Trump – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the NCPC and IPR Center teaming up to fight fake vapour products, the Brazilian IPO granting the first geographical indications to indigenous people, and much more. Read more

23 Oct 2020

UDRP: bad-faith registration hard to prove after 16 years

This decision involving the domain name ‘kalyanjewellers.com’ shows that reputation subsequent to registration will not suffice with regard to the third element of the UDRP, even if the respondent subsequently engaged in bad-faith use of the domain name. Read more

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20 Oct 2020

Innovation at the EUIPO: spotlight on digital tools and services

In the latest in our series on IP innovation, the EU Intellectual Property Office shares the innovative digital tools and services it has launched or is developing for the future. Read more

20 Oct 2020

Microsoft phishing problem; USPTO unveils acting chief policy officer; Danone brand review – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the co-founders of Sortify.tm naming and shaming a trademark squatter, the cloud gaming industry on the cusp of IP growth, and much more. Read more

18 Oct 2020

Behind the scenes at EUIPO and USPTO; WIPO ADR services; WTR Connect week-two highlights; 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

16 Oct 2020

Fighting counterfeits during a pandemic, monetising brands and picking external counsel – takeaways from the second week of WTR Connect

The highlights from the second week of WTR Connect include insight into the record-breaking filing levels in key Asia-Pacific jurisdictions, how Microsoft’s tech philosophy spurs the trademark department and strategies to bring down enforcement costs. Read more

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21 Oct 2020

Industry veterans launch new channel to take trademark message to the masses

This month saw the official launch of The Trademark Channel. WTR sat down with co-founder Relani Belous to get the inside track on the offering and its future plans. Read more

19 Oct 2020

“The more you go against networks, the bigger difference you make”: inside Amazon’s Counterfeit Crimes Unit

On the final day of WTR Connect last week, Amazon’s Cristina Posa took part in a fireside chat which delved into the e-commerce giant's Counterfeit Crimes Unit’s mission, make-up and approach. Read more

8 Oct 2020

Presidential candidate domain traffic at risk of phishing scams, highlighting need for brands to review vulnerabilities

Over 90% of domains associated with the US presidential election candidates are at risk of potential redirection, disinformation and data theft. Read more

7 Oct 2020

ICANN turns to European Commission for GDPR clarity as WHOIS report continues to prove divisive

Since WHOIS effectively went dark in 2018, efforts have been underway to develop a model that allows access to data for legitimate and lawful purposes. However, the proposals issued by ICANN in August have come under criticism from the IP community. 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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16 Jan 2020

Online brand protection takeaways: tales from the trenches

Throughout 2019 WTR hosted a number of events that provided practical, strategic brand protection takeaways. Below are some of the key action points and insights. Read more

16 Jan 2020

Turkey tackles online sales of counterfeit goods

According to the Customs Union Report (September 2019), fake and potentially dangerous goods worth nearly €740 million were stopped by various EU customs authorities in 2018. The number of interceptions of fake goods imported into the European Union increased as a result of the large volume of small parcels sent in the post. Read more

16 Jan 2020

How to increase efficiency of online brand protection efforts in Russia

According to the available statistics, counterfeit products account for more than 46% of the global market, significantly more than sales of heroin (7%), cocaine (8%), gambling games (14%), prostitution (18%) and other illegal businesses. Read more

16 Jan 2020

Lost in the Amazon: how to combat trademark infringement in the e-commerce marketplace

With the growing popularity of e-commerce, the rules by which sellers and buyers interact have changed. Read more

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