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Microsoft brand boom; INAPI exclusive; Bored Ape NFT evolution; 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.

Microsoft brand boom; INAPI exclusive; Bored Ape NFT evolution; and much more
<em>Lord of the Rings</em> crypto domain dispute; NextCar acquires Autonomy brand; IPOPHL enhances IP Depot  – news digest
26 Nov 2021

Lord of the Rings crypto domain dispute; NextCar acquires Autonomy brand; IPOPHL enhances IP Depot  – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at GIview celebrating its first birthday, the acquisition of the Autonomy brand and related IP, the latest law firm appointments, and much more.

The Final Rule implementing the Trademark Modernisation Act of 2020: what has changed
24 Nov 2021

The Final Rule implementing the Trademark Modernisation Act of 2020: what has changed

Last week the USPTO amended its rules of practice in trademark cases to implement provisions of the Trademark Modernisation Act of 2020. This guest analysis explores the changes that trademark professionals should be aware of.

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26 Nov 2021

Pfizer’s opposition against registration of RUXXIMLA partially successful

The case confirms that the high degree of attention of the relevant public in respect of goods/services related to the medical field does not automatically rule out the existence of a likelihood of confusion. Read more

26 Nov 2021

New Administrative Court of Appeals mandatory precedent on issuance of new resolutions

At issue was whether the maximum term for resolving administrative proceedings under Peru’s Legislative Decree 1075 applies where a first decision has already been issued, but has subsequently been declared null. Read more

25 Nov 2021

AC Milan fails to register AC MILAN mark for stationery

In a blow to AC Milan football club, the General Court has confirmed that there was a likelihood of confusion between the mark AC MILAN and the earlier German mark MILAN for Class 16 goods. Read more

25 Nov 2021

IPEC ruling favours one Archangel over another

This dispute between two holistic therapists over the use of the mark ARCHANGEL ALCHEMY shows that the protection of a registered trademark may be trumped by prior unregistered rights. Read more

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21 Nov 2021

INTA Annual Meeting focuses on diversity and trademark future; EUIPO offers best practices for payment services; ‘Banksy of trademarks’ retires; 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

17 Nov 2021

‘Banksy of trademarks’ retires: after numerous high-profile disputes, vows no more filings

In an exclusive interview with WTR, the ‘Banksy of trademarks’ reveals various legal settlements with major companies and public figures in recent years. Read more

14 Nov 2021

WIPO uncovers pandemic-defying trademark boom; new IP office standards body bares all; NCAA issues draft NIL constitution; 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

7 Nov 2021

USPTO issues scathing show-cause order; Anti-counterfeit Network Africa petitions ICC; COP26 highlights greenwashing risks; 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

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11 Nov 2021

Reputation is key: how to protect and monetise image rights

The Long Read: Image rights can attract valuations in the millions. However, reputation management and the correct ownership structure are key to building and maintaining value. Read more

27 Oct 2021

Look who’s back: Michael Gleissner in trademark spree after nine-month hiatus

An entity owned by notorious trademark filer Michael Gleissner has filed over 50 applications in the past month, the first such activity since December 2020. Read more

20 Oct 2021

“The loss of the disparagement bar is something to be truly lamented” – new study looks at USPTO post-Tam

A new research paper has analysed the removal of the disparagement provision at the USPTO following the Supreme Court’s groundbreaking Matal v Tam ruling. Read more

18 Oct 2021

The Canadian Trademarks Act: more changes are on the way

In an exclusive guest post, Dickinson Wright partner Sanjukta Tole and associate Dan Poliwoda dive into the latest developments of the Canadian Trademarks Act. Read more

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1 Oct 2021

How Netflix builds long-term strategy around popular content and brands

The company purchased the Roald Dahl story catalogue, which it will leverage in streaming but also in its burgeoning video game and consumer businesses. Read more

20 Aug 2021

Coca-Cola’s brand strategy requires a balance of innovation, nurturing, and knowing when to call it quits

The renowned drinks manufacturer has been on a brand purge since the end of 2020, putting an end to underperformers and reallocating resources to its best and most promising brands Read more

16 Jul 2021

Everything you need to know about Authentic Brands Group before its US listing

The company’s filings offer important insight into how it runs its lucrative licensing business. Read more

9 Jul 2021

Brand Tracker: new series to identify filing trends among major companies launches

The first of a new series reveals what the world’s top brands are up to and where their businesses are going. Read more

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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

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

23 Sep 2020

Copyright’s revenge on designs: Italian Supreme Court applies CJEU Cofemel ruling

An Italian Supreme Court decision concerning the layout of Kiko make-up stores is a welcome sign of the harmonising effect of the Court of Justice of the European Union’s Cofemel ruling, but could open the door to the protection of 3D designs with little originality or that are mainly functional. Read more

23 Sep 2020

How to determine the best form of protection for a product’s appearance

Trade dress may be the go-to choice for protecting a product’s appearance or configuration, but other IP rights have plenty to offer. Read more