Region: International

Top USPTO filers; BIG MAC takeaways; new China guidelines; 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.

29 January 2023

Perception is powerful but authenticity is paramount when it comes to brand sustainability

Amazon, Tesla, Apple and Google lead sustainability brand value rankings but failure to be authentic could land a significant financial blow on companies around the globe, argues our Saturday opinion.

28 January 2023

Amendments to Banjul Protocol come into force: what you need to know

Among other things, it is now possible for a trademark owner to make a subsequent designation and obtain trademark protection in an additional contracting state.

24 January 2023

ICANN and trademarks: the last 12 months and what to expect in 2023

Taft’s Paul McGrady reflects on recent efforts at ICANN to address issues related to trademark rights, online abuse, WHOIS access and the next round of new gTLDs.

23 January 2023

Brand value crashes across industries; USPTO target of misleading campaign; ChatGPT “gamechanger”; 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.

22 January 2023

Google and YouTube uphold media standing as world’s strongest brands

Google and YouTube have been named the world’s strongest brands, proving the power that media titles have in the eyes of consumers at a time of global brand crisis.

19 January 2023

Why ChatGPT is a “game changer” for trademark professionals – an academic’s perspective

In an exclusive column, academic Cameron Shackell, founder and CEO of AI firm GeneriTrend, takes a deep-dive into the practical ways that ChatGPT could assist trademark professionals.

19 January 2023

Ignoring well-established UDRP principles results in RDNH

Where a complainant did not exist when the disputed domain name was registered, such a complaint will almost universally result in a denial.

19 January 2023

Brand market crash: industry giants suffer major declines as Amazon ranked world’s most valuable brand

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Alibaba.com are among some of the biggest names to have seen their brand value decline this year, Brand Finance’s annual Global 500 report reveals.

18 January 2023

Domain Watch: recent developments in internet policy, governance and use (January 2023)

Our monthly column presenting insight into emerging online trends and policy developments related to domain names.

17 January 2023

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