International reports

Sent to over 25,000 subscribers, the WTR Weekly email features reports from an international team of correspondents who report on recent developments in trademark law and practice in their home jurisdictions, as well as strategic issues and those relating to brand protection, portfolio management and value creation.

Inventa International

Africa

SEDIN SA

Switzerland

  • 28 May
    2020

    The challenge of protecting shape marks in Switzerland

    As the number of offerings in the market continues to grow, a name and logo are no longer always sufficient to differentiate a product or service. It is therefore hoped that Switzerland will enable the better protection and recognition of shapes as trademarks, in particular those relating to a product’s packaging and not the product itself. Full text

  • 9 Apr
    2020

    Benefits of protecting business names as trademarks

    Switzerland is a desirable place to start a business as a 3% increase in the number of registrations of new business names within the first nine months of 2019 shows. However, statistically, only a few new business owners think about protecting their business name as a trademark. Full text

  • 27 Feb
    2020

    Protecting geographical names in Switzerland

    Many brands include a term or a logo that relates to a geographical place. In Switzerland many applications to register these as trademarks are unsuccessful as there are strict examination rules in accordance with Articles 2(a) and 2(c) of the Trademark Protection Act. However, these have relaxed a little in the last few years. Full text

Zuykov & Partners

Russia

Zaborski, Morysiński

Poland

Clark Wilson LLP

Canada

Stock Industrial Property Services AS

Turkey

East and Concord Partners

China

CSC Global

Domain name security and threat intelligence

  • 28 Nov
    2019

    External online threats to your brands

    With nearly 4 billion users and an associated economy of over $4 trillion, the Internet comprises a major ecosystem for businesses today. However, it also provides significant opportunities for criminals to take advantage of trusted brands for their own gain. There are numerous types of possible infringement, including trade in counterfeit goods, online fraud, digital piracy and other kinds of general brand abuse across a range of internet channels, which can have a direct impact on the value of brands and the profitability of associated organisations. Full text