Region: International

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

‘’ dispute: a tale of two ‘green labs’

Although there may be some conceptual overlap, trademark infringement and the abusive registration of domain names within the meaning of Paragraph 4(a) of the UDRP are not always the same thing.

06 July 2022

EUIPO interview exclusive; metaverse brand offering; draft WHOIS provisions; 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.

03 July 2022

New Chinese brands eye global footprint, research reveals

The number of new Chinese brands leading the way in global protection exceeds the number of US brands adopting a similar strategy, according to the first ever Clarivate Top 100 New Brands report.

30 June 2022

New draft of EU cybersecurity measures boasts stronger WHOIS provisions, but there are caveats

Requires collection, verification and sharing of accurate WHOIS data within GDPR context.

29 June 2022

“The exchange of data is essential”: EUIPO head on enforcement efforts

Christian Archambeau, executive director of the EUIPO, expands on the future of the office’s enforcement tools and offerings.

27 June 2022

UDRP complainant loses bet for Bette

The respondent's explanation that the domain name ‘’ was registered because it was a common female name was found to be "plausible".

27 June 2022

Embedding brand in business: lessons from a pharma IP pro

Rachel Cockburn Buhl, head of brand IP at biopharmaceutical group Ferring, reveals how she has expanded the function’s internal expertise to provide wider business support while having a positive budget impact.

22 June 2022

US film financier loses to ‘gripe site’

The respondent’s use of the domain name ‘’ for a non-commercial criticism site was found to be protected under the UDRP.

20 June 2022

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