Region: North America

Philippines businessman plans Archewell launch in US, vows to block Duke and Duchess of Sussex

A small business owner who last year became embroiled in a trademark dispute with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has told WTR he plans to launch his Archewell Cosmetics brand in the US.

02 November 2021

Modest bounce-back for US trademark litigation levels predicted as top plaintiffs and defendants revealed

Trademark litigation filings at US district court level are set to exceed 2020’s number this year, according to the latest data from Docket Navigator.

01 November 2021

Party may not veil EU individual’s information under GDPR at the TTAB

In a rare precedential opinion, the US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) has ruled that the EU General Data Protection Regulation does not apply in TTAB proceedings.

01 November 2021

Cleveland Guardians legal spat highlights rebranding risks

This week the Cleveland Guardians roller derby team filed a lawsuit that seeks to prohibit the Cleveland MLB team from using the same name.

30 October 2021

Amazon backs INFORM Act; INTA unveils capsule keynotes; Mattel expands Disney licensing – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the UK government launching a consultation on AI and IP, Jessica Simpson regaining control of her self-titled brand, and more.

29 October 2021

Inside the battle against illegal online pharmacies: interview with ASOP Global

WTR sits down with Libby Baney from the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies to get the inside track on their efforts to combat illegal online drug sales.

28 October 2021

Frida Kahlo and Edie Parker feature in Legal Updates from the Americas that you may have missed

We complete our latest series of Legal Updates that you may have missed with takeaways from recent developments in Chile, Colombia, Peru and the United States.

28 October 2021

Register tracker: trademark trends in North America and Europe (May – August 2021)

The latest data reveals that filings are down, particularly domestic applications.

27 October 2021

Stellar speaker line-ups revealed for upcoming WTR events in Europe and the US

WTR is pleased to unveil the speaker line-up for its upcoming series of one-day events in London, San Francisco, Chicago and New York this December.

27 October 2021

TTAB: reckless disregard for truth satisfies ‘intent to deceive’ requirement

In a landmark decision, the US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has expanded the grounds on which fraud may be found by holding that proof of reckless disregard for truth or falsity may be sufficient to show an intent to deceive.

27 October 2021

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