Region: International

How zero-tolerance on infringement provides ROI: the Verizon approach to brand management

WTR sits down with this year's Internet and Telecommunications Team of the Year, Verizon, to learn how a zero-tolerance approach to infringement provides return on investment.

26 July 2022

“Do not be afraid to take risks”: interview with In-House Leader of the Year Debra Hughes

We sit down with Debra Hughes, assistant general counsel at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and this year's WTR In-House Leader of the Year, to discuss her approach to trademark management, leadership and the importance of investing in your career.

25 July 2022

More suspicious filing platforms uncovered; disputes over WHOIS escalate; Polaroid is reborn; 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.

24 July 2022

UDRP complainants beware: investigations are essential before filing a complaint

Complainants should think twice before filing a UDRP complaint when a domain name registration substantially pre-dates their trademark rights, in which case bad faith can be established only in very limited circumstances.

20 July 2022

“A new company with an iconic brand”: the rebirth of Polaroid

Polaroid is conducting the ultimate brand clean-up operation. We sit down with the company’s global IP counsel to find out more.

19 July 2022

Brand misuse on OpenSea; Banksy dispute update; EUIPO NFT approach; 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.

17 July 2022

Increasing demand for sustainability calls time on fast fashion, but brands must tread carefully as they adapt

A growing focus on sustainability is having a significant impact on fashion and apparel brands. The best protection strategy will need authenticity and accuracy at its core, argues this week's Saturday opinion.

16 July 2022

New tool launched to track trademarks in alternative domain roots

Speaking to WTR, EnCirca's president expanded on the offering and addressed the scepticism that surrounds blockchain domains.

15 July 2022

Brand jamming: international perspectives on a reputational risk

Businesses have long observed their brands used in public interest and other campaigns without permission, opening up the risk of reputational harm.

14 July 2022

UDRP respondent skilfully shows unbroken chain of possession

Where a respondent can provide evidence of an unbroken chain of possession of a disputed domain name, the changes to registrant contact information in the WHOIS record will not be treated as a new registration.

12 July 2022

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