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21 May 2018

Fake press passes, ‘.sucks’ gun violence debate and the Annual Meeting heads to Singapore: INTA 2018 day one report

The trademark industry have descended on Seattle for INTA’s 2018 Annual Meeting. The World Trademark Review team is on the ground, and we present a daily round-up of event highlights and observations.

18 May 2018

Flurry of royal wedding marks, Israel added to TMview, and India unveils IP mascot: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at a number of trademarks that appear to be related to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the USPTO unveiling a new resource center, the sale of the Toys-R-Us brand, and much more.

15 May 2018

MEME mark refused, Trump trademark snag for Israeli club and WHOIS working group set to disband: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at a MEME trademark related to serial filer Michael Gleissner, how an Israeli football team adding ‘Trump’ to its name could land the club in trademark hot water, and much more.

14 May 2018

ICANN releases new WHOIS specification plan as GDPR countdown nears zero

With the May 25 enforcement date for GDPR just two weeks away, there has been a flurry of activity at ICANN in the last few days as it seeks to make WHOIS compliant with GDPR. With a new temporary specification released, the question now is: will WHOIS go dark next week?

11 May 2018

NBA star to deliver USPTO event keynote, Frida Kahlo lawsuit, and Google named most loved US brand: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at the keynote speaker at the USPTO's National Trademark Expo in July, why Amazon’s Alexa has been named the “biggest challenge for brands since the Internet”, and much more.

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.

03 May 2018

Trademark rights “at risk” in Yemen following opening of second independent IP office

​​​​​​​Following ongoing unrest in Yemen, international brand owners have been warned of “a very serious and significant change” to trademark rights in the country following the formation of a second IP office.

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.

17 April 2018

WHOIS access charges, NGOs take aim at watch list plans and INTA applauds ‘Brand India’: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at a registry’s plans to charge trademark owners for access to WHOIS data and  the war of words over plans for an IP markets watch list.

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.

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.