The value of the of the top 500 banking brands has dived by $218 billion, according to the 2009 Brand Finance Top 500 Global Banking Brands report.
Leading trademark experts yesterday called attention to the global “puzzlement” over anti-dilution laws.
Observers have reacted to the long-awaited opinion of the advocate general of the ECJ in L’Oréal v Bellure with confusion and some consternation.
Leading US think tanks are relying on President Obama’s commitment to transparency in their legal challenge to the secrecy surrounding the negotiations over the Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement.
The attempts of Budejovický Budvar to enforce geographical indication protection for its BUD mark in Austria have been hit following an opinion from the ECJ’s advocate general.
The Pfizer-Wyeth merger could have a damaging impact on law firms, a well-known US IP practitioner has warned.
The World Trade Organization has published its panel decision on the dispute raised by the United States over China’s alleged failure to comply with a number of requirements in the TRIPs Agreement.
The Saudi Arabia Customs Authority has signed a memorandum of understanding with a fraud and counterfeiting-detection company.
The German Federal Supreme Court has referred a fundamental question to the ECJ in its eagerly awaited decisions on three landmark Google AdWords cases.
Speaking exclusively to WTR, Richard Heath, the new president of INTA, has confirmed that the organization will continue to promote IP investment as means of driving the global economy out of the downturn.
The first application to the United Kingdom’s new Company Names Tribunal has reached its conclusion in favour of the claimant Coca-Cola, which has praised the new system.
Senior in-house trademark practitioners have said the global recession should not adversely affect their practices, despite the results of a new survey revealing that almost half of all companies reduced marketing budgets in 2008.
Over 80% of the world’s counterfeit goods originate from China, according to figures published by the US Customs and Border Protection team. The stark news comes despite the recent smashing of a major software piracy ring and increased anti-counterfeiting measures.
A US brand owner known for filing aggressive trademark infringement suits has agreed on a landmark settlement that ignites a debate on the fine line between policing a valuable mark at the expense of a good reputation.
A small business in the United States is fighting a trademark infringement allegation by inviting supporters to fund the challenge via eBay.