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08 May 2018

Burberry targets Target, Google launches GDPR-ready WHOIS records and battle of the cat hotels: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at Burberry filing suit against Target, a report showing low awareness and interest for IP litigation insurance, Google changing its WHOIS records to be GDPR compliant, and much more.

04 May 2018

Supreme most searched counterfeit brand, IACC training programme and massive confectionery brand portfolio sold: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at Under Armour launching a trademark suit against a competitor, how online searches for fake fashion is soaring, details of the IACC’s latest training program, and much more.

01 May 2018

Plain packaging in South Africa, Alibaba cryptocurrency blow and a trademark tour of Seattle: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at Pfizer’s counterfeit enforcement stats, Apple’s purchase of a non-registered Chinese mark, the South African government’s comment period on plain packaging, and much more.

27 April 2018

Jack Daniel’s sues rival, Amazon “awash” with fakes, and Lionel Messi lifts trademark dispute trophy: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at a call for an annual Trademarks Day, the Chilean and Jordan IP offices joining TMview, Jack Daniel’s suing a whiskey rival, China pledging to step up IP protection efforts, and much more.

26 April 2018

In-house perspectives on diversity in the trademark industry: “All of us in this field need to do more”

The theme of today’s World IP Day is ‘Powering change: Women in innovation and creativity’. In the first of a two-part piece, corporate trademark professionals reflect on the topic of the day.

24 April 2018

Lucasfilm trademark scuffle, Breaking Bad beer battle and Tanzania launches counterfeit campaign: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at how half of cybercrime revenues comes from illicit online marketplaces, the Brexit-related mark ruffling feathers, how cryptocoin names are often inspired by movies, and much more.

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.

13 April 2018

Nepal launches collective tea mark, HP ramps up anti-fakes efforts and new CITMA president: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at the election of a new president at CITMA, how HP is stepping up its anti-counterfeiting outreach, and much more.

13 April 2018

GDPR working party has its say on proposed WHOIS model; future access remains uncertain

The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party has written to ICANN to provide guidance on its proposed interim model for the treatment of WHOIS data. It has raised a number of concerns with the proposed approach and did not address the request for a moratorium on enforcement.

10 April 2018

Call for more robust online RPMs, Alibabacoin hits back and getting legal advice from a robot: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at a trademark infringement lawsuit involving US TV sitcom I Love Lucy, Alibabacoin hits back at Alibaba lawsuit, and much more.

07 April 2018

Trump, Brexit and Korean reunification: the political issues weighing on the minds of trademark practitioners

​​​​​​​Research from World Trademark Review reveals the political issues that counsel say could significantly impact enforcement efforts, both now and in the future.

06 April 2018

Tim Hortons brand reputation slides, brand name tattoos, and The Weeknd in Starboy dispute: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at the number of brands who conduct influencer marketing, a survey which reveals the number of consumers that would get a brand name permanently tattooed on their body, and much more.

03 April 2018

SIPO transformed: what China’s office reshuffle will mean for enforcement and IP commercialisation

An exclusive guest analysis on the far-reaching implications of last month’s announcement that China’s patent and trademark offices will merge.

27 March 2018

BARCELONA collective mark rejected, battle for Prudential name and Philippines fakes crackdown: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at the Philippines government pledging to crackdown on counterfeit goods, a national IP office’s anti-fakes video featuring a naked man atop a tortoise, and much more.

26 March 2018

Trademark associations join forces, publish Brexit wishlist calling for “maximum transparency”

​​​​​​​A number of industry associations – including INTA, CITMA, ECTA and MARQUES – have teamed up to publish a joint statement on the Brexit negotiations.