Region: International

UDRP complainant makes a false step

The case highlights that it is often more difficult to prove bad faith when the disputed domain name is similar to a descriptive trademark.

25 October 2022

NFT dispute favours trademark approach; political donations create brand risks; Lazada exclusive; 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.

23 October 2022

The nail and the hammer: the role of copyrights and trademarks in NFT projects

A recent dispute involving Bored Ape Yacht Club highlights how trademark law, rather than copyright law, provides a cleaner way for centralised NFT project creators to enforce their IP rights.

21 October 2022

Domain watch: recent developments in internet policy, governance and use

WTR's new column presents insight into emerging online trends and policy developments related to domain names.

18 October 2022

Time running out to have your say on the state of diversity and inclusion in the IP industry

WTR is calling on trademark professionals from every industry to support a new project designed to find out what more can be done to support (D&I) in the workplace and wider community.

18 October 2022

Inserting ‘porn’ within a trademark fails to eliminate confusing similarity

The decision serves as a reminder that the addition of a descriptive word to a trademarked term may not be sufficient to distinguish the complainant's rights from the disputed domain name.

18 October 2022

Energy crisis-related scams highlight how bad actors seek to capitalise on global events

This latest example of how nimble infringers can be illustrates why it is important for companies to ensure particular vigilance when mission-related incidents occur.

17 October 2022

WTR Industry Awards nominations window opens; INTA CEO on association’s future; call for UK representation rules change; 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.

16 October 2022

The 2023 Industry Awards and WTR 300 nominations window is now open

Act now to ensure that the critical work undertaken by corporate trademark professionals is recognised in the 2023 WTR Industry Awards and the next edition of WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals. 

15 October 2022

DNS abuse report seeks to strengthen ICANN’s hand as registries and registrars discuss voluntary action

A new report has made a number of recommendations on how ICANN can better tackle DNS abuse, including ways to strengthen its oversight of registrars and registries.

14 October 2022

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