The court last week made precedential a January 2019 opinion it issued on the type of website specimens required to prove commercial use. The move follows a request by the US Patent and Trademark Office, which argued that it would provide clarity and reduce the chances of future litigation.
In a recent decision under the UDRP, the panel has refused to order the transfer of a domain name consisting of the complainant's registered trademark in its entirety as the leading element of the disputed domain name.
There have been numerous reports of fake media accounts spreading conspiracy theories around the Notre Dame Cathedral fire. Such activity around major events is a reminder of the significant challenge that IP practitioners face.
Big Tech has dipped its toes into the industry, posing a risk to traditional manufacturers. We take a deep dive into one of the market’s biggest players, Nintendo, to understand how its brands have helped the company sustain its success.
An incredibly prolific trademark filer in Japan, Ikuhiro Ueda, is causing headaches for brands, according to experts. In an exclusive investigation from WTR, we reveal the staggering scope of this portfolio-building exercise.
In Booking.com BV v USPTO, the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has weighed in on the somewhat controversial issue of the genericness of a mark that contains a TLD such as ‘.com’.
Following an application by an individual, the Turkish Constitutional Court has considered whether the freedom of expression is violated by an order blocking the access to a website for an indefinite period of time.
The country is seeing increased interest from international entities - particularly from the US; this will likely grow in scale as not only the South African economy develops, but as other emerging markets on the African continent grow.
In an exclusive interview, the founder of a rapidly-growing group of content creators speaks about challenging “trademark bullies” and “frivolous applications” through evidence-gathering, protest letters and cancellation actions.
A recent decision involving the domain name ‘flygresor.com’ highlights the fact that the UDRP was designed to address specific issues related to cybersquatting, and that more complex disputes generally fall outside of its scope.
Three recent decisions involving the same complainant, ClearBank Limited, show that the doctrine of so-called ‘retroactive bad faith’ is no longer accepted as a reasonable interpretation of the UDRP.
Senior IP counsel Joeri Mombers provides a detailed insider’s view of lighting giant Signify's "once in a lifetime" trademark project.
A decision under the UDRP illustrates how a respondent may rely on an unbroken chain of ownership of a disputed domain name to establish its original registration/acquisition date.
Even widely known and well-established companies must continuously adapt their brand strategies to suit the changing technological and commercial environment. This is a key concern at Mastercard, whose head of intellectual property Colm Dobbyn and senior IP counsel Francesca Silverman spoke to WTR this week.