Region: North America

US Supreme Court ends long-running UGG dispute; ABBA sues UK tribute act; Square rebrands to Block – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Shopify being accused of assisting pirate sales by five major publishers, the Polish IP office launching an innovative QR verification system, and much more.

07 December 2021

Gap is taking no chances in reversing the fortunes of its brand

It has combined new marketing tactics, investment in online retail and A-list celebs to position its brand in front of consumers.

03 December 2021

USPTO enlists McGruff the Crime Dog; Lululemon fires back at Peloton; TMview reaches 100 million trademarks – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the Japan Patent Office holding an ‘AI x Trademarks’ competition, Zoom versus Zoom in Japan, and much more.

03 December 2021

US applications spike as economy dips, causing examination lags

Our annual assessment of the US trademark landscape sheds light on the unexpected jump in filings, reveals the top filers and much more.

02 December 2021

USPTO finally implements the Trademark Modernisation Act

This long-awaited legislation will provide a more efficient, less expensive system for clearing out fraudulent registrations within the trademark database, promoting transparency and opportunity for legitimate businesses looking to protect their brand.

02 December 2021

USPTO reveals ID verification details; Peloton sues Lululemon; Guinness packaging blunder – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Uber resolving a dispute with a New York ad agency, amendments to the Hague System Common Regulations, and much more.

30 November 2021

Corsearch investigates ‘suspicious activity’; some services taken offline as precautionary measure

Corsearch has suffered an outage on some of its services since last Tuesday, with the company revealing in an email it follows “suspicious activity” on its network servers.

30 November 2021

Crisis management: increasing recalls put strain on consumer products and auto industry

Consumer products and auto brands will have to reassess their crisis management strategy to prevent reputational damage in the face of increased product recalls.

29 November 2021

The traditional, the ambitious and the pragmatic: unpacking INTA’s new strategic plan

INTA’s new strategic plan makes perfect sense when viewed against the backdrop of the past 18 months and the need to ensure members see clear ROI on their dues, argues this week’s Saturday opinion.

27 November 2021

What Monster would gain from a merger with Constellation Brands

The American alcohol company has a solid brand portfolio, but a licensing deal with AB InBev could hinder use of the Corona name.

26 November 2021

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