Region: Africa & Middle East

Israel: raids can be a useful tool but questions remain over where seized goods should be stored

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2022

Conducting a police raid is a relatively inexpensive procedure. It can significantly deter potential counterfeiters since criminal proceedings may be initiated by the state against the infringers.

15 April 2022

Rubik’s Cube: another throw of the dice

In a blow to Seven Towns Ltd, the UK toy company which manages the rights to the Rubik’s Cube, the Tel Aviv District Court has upheld the decision of the registrar ordering the removal from the register of three 3D marks for the shape of the Rubik’s Cube.

13 April 2022

Online marketplaces in Egypt that should be on counterfeit enforcement radars

Featured in Online marketplace counterfeit hotspots

In the next instalment of our regular series identifying the digital marketplaces that brand owners should monitor as part of their global anti-counterfeiting efforts, we head to Egypt.

11 April 2022

WTR Global Trademark Benchmarking: what is the current state of the industry?

Free survey is designed to give trademark practitioners the opportunity to share their opinion on the industry.

08 April 2022

New IP legislation now in force: what you need to know

The Industrial Property Act 2019 came into force on 31 January 2022. This update highlights the key points of interest for IP owners and practitioners.

07 April 2022

WTR Industry Awards: the 2022 shortlisted teams and individuals unveiled

WTR is pleased to reveal the shortlist for the 2022 WTR Industry Awards, with corporate teams featured including those from Coty, Google, Meta, New Balance, Spotify, The LEGO Group and Unilever.

01 April 2022

The IP rights recordal system is now live: what you need to know

The rollout of the first phase is a welcome development, as it represents the first step by the Anti-counterfeit Authority towards improving the enforcement of IP rights in Kenya at border entry points.

30 March 2022

Have your say on the state of the trademark industry

Trademark practitioners are invited to share their experience of the past 12 months and brand protection predictions for the future.

29 March 2022

WTR Brand Elite analysis: February 2022

Featured in Stock market performance

The WTR Brand Elite tumbled nine points in the month ending 28 February, hitting its lowest level in a year.

22 March 2022

Online marketplaces in Saudi Arabia that should be on counterfeit enforcement radars

Featured in Online marketplace counterfeit hotspots

In the next instalment of our regular series identifying the digital marketplaces that brand owners should monitor as part of their global anti-counterfeiting efforts, we head to Saudi Arabia.

16 March 2022

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