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WTR explores what rights holders need to know about Mastodon, revealing concerning examples of brand impersonation on the platform’s biggest server.
12 December 2022
Wilful trademark infringement is a crime and may be punished. The local public prosecutor’s office is empowered by the Federal Act of Criminal Procedure to commence proceedings on its own initiative or upon receiving a complaint. The possibilities of the rights holder to influence the investigation, including the speed at which it is conducted, are limited.
21 October 2022
The United Kingdom saw a disproportionately large number of trademark filings this May-August 2022, according to data published by Fovea IP. The data also shows a strong preference for local markets among North American and European applicants - among other insights.
19 October 2022
Taylor Wessing’s Christian Tenkhoff and Sylvia Burgess-Tate delve into the metaverse and virtual reality to see what brands have been doing, what the online world could look like by 2027, how it could affect trademark law and what rights holders can do to prepare
27 September 2022
With the Puma IP department being named Fashion, Cosmetics and Luxury Goods Team of the Year at the WTR Industry Awards, they look ahead to the sportwear brand entering the metaverse.
01 August 2022
ResMed’s Michael Pinczuk and Keira Moore tell WTR how the patent and trademark teams collaborate for success.
27 July 2022
In our latest round-up, we look at Chinese trademark registrations reaching 40.4 million, the USPTO and US Copyright Office studying NFTs, and much more.
15 July 2022
Application numbers have continued to fall at major North American and European trademark registries this year. But the rate of decline could be slowing, new data suggests.
17 June 2022
A substantial problem in certain sectors (eg, fashion) is the rise of fake websites that are technically devised in a way that makes determining the acting party extremely difficult; the trail often leads to servers in opaque, faraway locations. In a number of such cases, the WHOIS registration records use of false or stolen identities.
15 April 2022
In our latest round-up, we look at BBC Studios joining the International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy, INTA hosting the entreprenuHERship legal clinic, and much more.
22 February 2022
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