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10 August 2018

Trademark "reveals" Star Trek series name, T-ARA denied, and PewDiePie responds to “fake” sponsorship: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at a call to boycott a Hawaiian food chain over trademark enforcement, an analysis of cutting-edge technologies being developed in the fight against counterfeit food, and much more.

07 August 2018

Audi launches anti-counterfeiting campaign, YouTube brand safety fiasco and TMview expands: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at the expansion of the EUIPO’s TMview search platform, Scotch Whisky attaining GI protection in South Africa, Chinese trademarks continuing rapid growth rate, and much more.

04 August 2018

Amazon, Brexit, GDPR, Gleissner, Novichok, Trump: our most-read stories of 2018

A look at our most popular articles and legal updates over the past 12 months – featuring content about Crocs, Google, Prada, Starbucks, WHOIS and much more.

03 August 2018

Defunct NFL franchise trademarks, counterfeiters target Kickstarter and Pinduoduo investigated: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at how tomato DNA is being used to combat dangerous counterfeits, the Vega+ games console losing branding rights, and much more.

31 July 2018

GDPR “unmitigated victory” for scammers, Thunderpussy support and World Cup fakes crackdown: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at questions that arose over whether US President Donald Trump violated Deere’s trademark rights, registrations rising for UK spirit marks, Interpol celebrates collaboration, and much more.

24 July 2018

Plain packaging for bank loans, Honduras to appeal WTO ruling and legality of Burberry burning: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at the TTAB siding with Italian fashion brand Gucci in a dispute with a family member of Gucci’s founder, Kazakhstan enacting new IP law amendments, and much more.

20 July 2018

Snoop Dogg swats away Gleissner mark, Nestlé sells brands, and artificial nose identifies fake cheese: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at serial trademark filer Michael Gleissner’s mixed week at the UKIPO, another Conor McGregor trademark fight, the most expensive domain name sale of 2018 so far, and much more .

17 July 2018

Piggyback marketing, Alibaba expands on anti-counterfeiting efforts, and brands urged to use memes: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at China kicking off an online infringement campaign, Helly Hansen launching a trademark lawsuit against an Italian streetwear brand, a detailed look at the Cockygate story, and much more.

13 July 2018

Chanel takes eBay seller to court, Richemont pulls ‘.brands’, and STORMY DANIELS mark refused: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at the Philippines IP Office expanded fee waiver program, the World Cup teams fined for displaying unauthorised branding, the most trusted brands according to young people, and much more.

10 July 2018

Novichok trademark flurry, gift shop seeks IT'S COMING HOME mark and IHOb is no more: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at the UK gift shop seeking registered trademark protection for "It's coming home", the new Cornish pasties authentication scheme, Kenya stepping up its anti-counterfeit efforts, and much more.

09 July 2018

“Flagrant degree of cynicism” – Michael Gleissner slammed in TRUMP TV opposition decision

Serial trademark filer Michael Gleissner lost in an opposition decision at the UK IP Office for the trademark TRUMP TV. The hearing officer blasted the entrepreneur and ordered him to pay £15,000 to a company related to US President Donald Trump.

06 July 2018

Brazil IP Office shuts for World Cup game, role of testosterone in brands, and Kitty Pryde owns X-Men mark: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at rising trademark application filings at the USPTO in 2018, INTA looking to the leaders of tomorrow, the world’s first bank-grade QR code solution for fighting fakes, and much more.

03 July 2018

T-ARA trademark refused, Japanese toymakers fight fakes and the cost of defending plain packaging: news round-up

In our latest edition, we look at India’s largest consumer goods company turning up the heat on infringers, how to avoid genericism, the decline in electronic counterfeits reports, ‘.uk’ dispute statistics, and much more.

29 June 2018

Positive ‘Swissness’ results, IACC and EURid partner up, and the first family of counterfeit hunting: news round-up

We look at a new law in China that could boost the fight against fakes, a comedian seeking over $100 million in infringement damages, a leaked email revealing “efforts to trademark Clean Meat”, and much more.

28 June 2018

Trump administration tariffs “could help legitimise fake goods”: trade associations join up to sound alarm bells

Six major US trade associations have joined forces to send a letter warning that the Trump administration’s recent tariffs place “significant barriers on the fight against harmful fakes” and calls for an urgent rethink.