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27 April 2018

“Keep it simple and natural” – research finds consumers are eager to buy sustainable packaging

​​​​​​​New study finds that a significant proportion of consumers would pay extra for sustainable packaging and would even change brands to do so. However, one challenge could be the sheer number of certification trademarks that exist.

20 April 2018

Kit Kat blow, Comey trademark abandoned, and Russian IP office pledges blockchain support: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at the Advocate General’s latest Kit Kat decision, Liverpool FC embroiled in a dispute, a strong start for the ‘.app’ new gTLD, advice on building a fashion retail brand in 2018, and much more.

19 April 2018

WTR Industry Awards 2018: the shortlist revealed

The WTR Industry Awards 2018  honour leading trademark teams and individuals across a range of sectors. We reveal the shortlist.

11 April 2018

How the legal profession underutilises paralegals: exclusive interview with Deborah Hampton of Chemours

In the latest of our interview series with leading in-house counsel, The Chemours Company’s Deborah Hampton reflects on how paralegals are often underestimated and her approach to protecting the company’s global brand.

14 March 2018

Philip Morris, Michelin and Electrolux lead UDRP filers list as domain actions hit historical high

UDRP case filings at WIPO continued their upward momentum, with 3,074 cases handled in 2017. While the rise was less pronounced than in previous years, the figure set a new record. 

27 February 2018

No Brexit talk between IP offices, Scooby Doo infringement and Syria establishes trademark court: news round-up

In the latest round-up, we look the latest IP case data from Saudi Arabia, the establishment of a trademark court in Syria, and warnings over counterfeit security certificates.

02 February 2018

Scotch Whisky toasts trademark renewal, fake toy epidemic, and IACC looks back on 2017: news round-up

In our latest news round-up we look at Costco Korea losing a design infringement suit, ICANN extending its GDPR consideration window, the retirement of the Swaziland trademark registrar, and much more.

12 January 2018

Havana Club hostility, new UK IP minister, and General Mills 'logo trolls’ Kellogg’s: news round-up

In our latest news round-up we look at the announcement of a new IP minister in the UK, INTA welcomes its new president, the latest development in the long-running Havana Club dispute, and much more.

05 January 2018

Department of Justice memo plunges future of marijuana brands into uncertainty

The Trump administration has signalled a U-turn on the federal marijuana enforcement policy. Experts tell World Trademark Review why it matters for brands in the sector.

08 December 2017

Lego clinches another IP victory, police powers for Moldovan IP office, and plain packaged political parties: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at the IP implications of the European Union and Japan’s finalised trade deal, the brands that are signing a major anti-counterfeiting declaration, and much more.

07 December 2017

Revealed: the $300 billion plain packaging threat to the beverage industry

Startling new research from valuation firm Brand Finance has estimated that the spread of plain packaging to the beverage industry would result in close to $300 billion in brand value losses.

19 October 2017

Samsung revealed as brand UK consumers are most loyal to; expert warns of Brexit impact on customer loyalty

A first-of-its-kind research project has revealed the brands that UK consumers are most committed and loyal to, with technology giants Samsung and Apple topping the inaugural ranking.