Region: North America

Celebrating in-house leaders: 2023 edition of WTR 300 launches

WTR is pleased to unveil the seventh edition of the WTR 300, which identifies the individuals deemed to be the leading lights of the corporate trademark world.

28 April 2023

From live-action films to NFTs: how Mattel makes the most of its IP

Mattel is increasingly embracing entertainment licensing to push and promote its "Power Brands", Clarivate filing data and company financial reports reveal.

27 April 2023

China concerns, Russia challenges, GI criticism – takeaways from the USTR’s 2023 Special 301 report

The Office of the US Trade Representative has published its 2023 Special 301 Report, the third to be released under the Biden administration. WTR presents key takeaways from the report.

27 April 2023

Federal Circuit ruling against Apple demonstrates limits of trademark tacking

In its reversal of a TTAB decision, an appeal court has reaffirmed the need for rights holders to demonstrate that their pre-existing mark covers all services specified in their new application in order to tack the latter’s use to the former’s earlier priority date.

27 April 2023

Twitter reports sharp rise in impersonation, as verification chaos continues

Twitter has released its latest transparency report, revealing a stark increase in reports of impersonation accounts targeting individuals and brands.

26 April 2023

Bored Ape NFT owner wins IP case; EUIPO unveils new website; Hasbro and Mattel partner up – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at a shipment of Miller High Life beer being destroyed over its “champagne” slogan, and much more.

25 April 2023

Bertini v Apple: to tack or not to tack, that is the question

The decision serves as a warning that acquisition of a prior mark does not always afford a basis for tacking on prior rights.

25 April 2023

Massive federal workers’ strike threatens further delays at Canada IP office

Trademark applicants in Canada may have to wait even longer for their applications to be examined after strike action impacts trademark operations at the IP office.

24 April 2023

Amazon launches Anti-counterfeiting Exchange; Twitter ditches legacy verification; Zacco acquired – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at US legislators reflecting on counterfeiting challenges in IP subcommittee hearing, the UK High Court siding with Lidl in Tesco clubcard dispute, and much more.

21 April 2023

TTAB clarifies test to meet “goods in trade” registration requirement in New York Times case

In reversing an examining attorney’s refusal of trademark registrations by the New York Times, the TTAB has promoted the three-factor test as the gold standard for registrability.

20 April 2023

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