Region: North America

Trademark Plus responds to complaints as Trustpilot blocks account

A representative for low-cost IP agency Trademark Plus has defended its operations in an exclusive interview with WTR.

16 September 2022

Advising clients on Web3 requires “practical knowledge” says BRANDIT CBO as firm unveils metaverse office

IP consultancy BRANDIT launched a metaverse office this week, with the firm’s chief business officer Lorenzo Litta revealing to WTR why, and how, it entered the virtual space.

16 September 2022

Mattel drops BARBIE-QUE dispute; Tarantino and Miramax settle; Starbucks launches Web3 experience – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Pakistan launching an investigation on counterfeit medicines, ICANN’s IPC calling for brand owner views, and much more.

16 September 2022

Seal of disapproval: TTAB refuses registration of county logos

A logo adopted by a government entity does not have to be “official” to constitute an insignia for which trademark registration is prohibited under Section 2(b) of the Trademark Act.

16 September 2022

Superior common law rights in South Carolina defeat infringement claims

A district court has held that one sale made two years before applying for federal trademark protection ― with no targeted marketing or promotion in South Carolina during that period ― is insufficient to establish superior common law trademark rights.

15 September 2022

The big impact of TRUMP TOO SMALL: free speech debate erupts after controversial trademark decision

Talking to WTR, the academic behind a new paper on a recent Federal Circuit ruling urges policymakers to remember that “trademarks should distinguish goods, not claim ownership over words”.

14 September 2022

The metaverse, valuation issues and IP in the age of covid – takeaways from IP Week @ SG 2022

Last week the IP Office of Singapore organised a series of events to celebrate its first in-person IP Week since the start of the pandemic. WTR was on the ground to bring you the key takeaways.

14 September 2022

Raffel v Man Wah: how a counterfeiting dispute sparked a war of words in the trade press

In recent months, the dispute has resulted in a $106 million jury award, a flurry of motions, calls for the US authorities to get involved and a public war of words in the trade press.

12 September 2022

How IP offices are keeping up with AI, the metaverse and technological challenges

The rise of the metaverse, the need to increase diversity in the IP ecosystem and utilising AI better were on the agenda last week when leaders from the US and Asian IP offices convened.

12 September 2022

Veil piercing under Lanham Act requires specific showing of liability

The case shows that, in Lanham Act cases, common ownership alone is insufficient to pierce the corporate veil.

12 September 2022

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