Region: North America

‘Banksy of trademarks’ retires: after numerous high-profile disputes, vows no more filings

In an exclusive interview with WTR, the ‘Banksy of trademarks’ reveals various legal settlements with major companies and public figures in recent years.

17 November 2021

Amazon to extend Black Business Accelerator; combatting mental health stigma; a musical message – INTA 2021 report

WTR presents highlights and observations from the first two days of the 2021 INTA Annual Meeting.

17 November 2021

Cleveland Guardians settlement; Nike postpones Travis Scott collaboration; sugary plain packaging called for – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Vans suing Walmart over “poorly made” copycats, Justin Bieber teaming up with Tim Hortons, and much more.

16 November 2021

From Singapore to Washington DC: INTA announces 2022 Annual Meeting plans

INTA has announced that its 2022 Annual Meeting will be held in Washington DC as a physical event with virtual components.

15 November 2021

How to better support employees and their families: insight from Sheppard Mullin

Sheppard Mullin chief D&I officer Lois Durant reveals how the firm continuously improves its policies to better support families, and why quantitative and qualitative data analysis is vital to an effective D&I programme.

15 November 2021

Standing challenge brews trouble in trademark dispute

In this dispute between two beer brewing companies, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has addressed for the first time Article III standing in a trademark case.

15 November 2021

New IP office standards body set to launch in effort to combat stark digital disparities

The International Intellectual Property Standards Group will launch in the coming months with the aim of advocating for improved standardisation at IP offices, WTR can reveal.

12 November 2021

Alphabet: the entity that lets Google flourish

Google, the first major tech giant to go down the house of brands route, is a case study in how it can be successfully executed.

12 November 2021

Amazon and Weber lawsuit team-up; Tiffany and Supreme collaboration; anti-counterfeiting supporting sustainability – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the South African IP office warning of email issues, a major new e-commerce platform launching in Kenya, and much more.

12 November 2021

Established US engineering firm loses out in bizarre cybersquatting case

A venerable Minnesota company has been left without remedy after a finding upheld the rights of a Chinese resident to operate a pornography website under its company name. The case emphasises why changes to the UDRP cannot come soon enough.

11 November 2021

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