Organisation: Twitter

Elon Musk

Featured in WTR and IAM Special Report Q4 2023: IP Disruptors 2024: The companies and people driving change and upending IP norms

25 January 2024

“Some progress” – brand protection on X improves, but platform now “more lenient” to trademark abuse

While complaint response times at X “are now back to pre-Musk days”, there are fears that it is “nearly impossible” to successfully take down X accounts that use trademarks as usernames.

13 December 2023

X username sale plan; OpenAI launches Copyright Shield; Temu sues scam websites – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the US Federal Reserve sending a cease and desist letter, Wish launching a counterfeit data report, and much more.

07 November 2023

X trademark dispute; Amazon and EUIPO cooperation; Paul Frank heads to the metaverse – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at a rugby star’s widow in a trademark dispute with documentary makers, the Korean IP office cracking down on counterfeits, and much more.

03 October 2023

Singapore: Initiatives to Fast-track IP Disputes Coincide with Increased Focus on Distinctiveness

Featured in The Trademark Litigation Review 2024

The national IP regime’s efforts to modernise rely on the fast-track option to provide efficient, respected decisions that account for evolving approaches to trademark law, particularly acquired distinctiveness and inherent technical distinctiveness.

25 August 2023

The X files: register data reveals extent of Musk’s competition for new Twitter brand

Analysis of global register data reveals thousands of pre-existing X marks, including some owned by major tech rivals.

01 August 2023

From Twitter to X: Elon Musk faces major trademark challenges following sudden rebrand

Twitter has officially rebranded as X, with Elon Musk making the unprecedented decision to abandon a multi-billion-dollar brand –  so where does the company go from here?

25 July 2023

Is there a data drought? AI projects might be about to get more expensive

In his latest column, academic Cameron Shackell looks at how recent developments around data limitations at Twitter and Reddit could impact AI, including in the trademark and brand protection sphere.

10 July 2023

Twitter reports sharp rise in impersonation, as verification chaos continues

Twitter has released its latest transparency report, revealing a stark increase in reports of impersonation accounts targeting individuals and brands.

26 April 2023

Koo: brand protection on one of the world’s fastest-growing social networks

WTR speaks with Koo’s head of legal & policy about what trademark practitioners need to know about protecting their brands on the platform.

06 April 2023

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