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.
Trademark Law amends, High Court guidelines and their impact on bad-faith marks
This year the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress issued the Decision of Revision of Eight Laws, which includes the fourth revision of the Trademark Law. This has attracted much attention from the international IP community as it addresses the issue of bad-faith registrations – one of the most significant challenges to protecting international brands in China. Full text
Domain name security and threat intelligence
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