Region: North America

New York court sides with PepsiCo on remand in ongoing Rise Brewing dispute

In a cautionary tale for plaintiffs, the US District Court for the Southern District of New York has granted PepsiCo’s request for summary judgment in its ongoing dispute with Rise Brewing.

22 August 2023

WTR's In-house Leader of the Year: Meta’s Austin Phillips

A look at the brand protection and broader community work that earned Austin Phillips, associate general counsel at Meta, this year's WTR In-house Leader of the Year Award.

21 August 2023

Brand valuation team impacted as Aon Intellectual Property Solutions cuts staff

Spokesperson says company to focus on high-growth areas.

21 August 2023

SNKRS held registrable for Nike’s footwear-related services

In a precedential decision, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has reversed a refusal to register SNKRS for use in certain services relating to footwear.

18 August 2023

IACC welcomes anti-counterfeiting resolution; fault lines over right to repair law; next EUIPO director looks to the future – legislation and policy watch (August 2023)

WTR’s monthly column tracks trademark and related policy developments, including the progress of major bills, from around the world.

17 August 2023

Brandy Melville fails to secure permanent injunction in Ninth Circuit’s first ever contributory infringement ruling

Parties looking to sue online marketplaces for contributory trademark infringement should be prepared to demonstrate that marketplace’s knowledge of specific instances of infringement.

17 August 2023

Refusal to register Duracell’s sound mark reversed

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has found that Duracell’s audio messaging is analogous to a “display associated with the goods”.

17 August 2023

INTA lobbying spend increases dramatically as US lawmakers debate IP-related bills

New data reveals that INTA is engaging in more political lobbying in Washington DC than ever before.

16 August 2023

Five minutes with… Haloo

WTR sits down with Haloo CEO Julie MacDonell to find out more about how the AI-powered search and registration platform has expanded and rebranded since she last spoke to us in May 2021.

14 August 2023

Will South Korea succeed in increasing platform liability for counterfeit goods? Don’t hold your breath

This week’s Saturday opinion considers bills being proposed in South Korea to increase the responsibility and liability of e-commerce platforms in combatting counterfeiting.

12 August 2023

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