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25 October 2017

Majority of suspected online infringers re-register popular domain names, according to new study

A new report from the EU Intellectual Property Office has revealed that the phenomenon of e-shops marketing infringing goods via previously used brand-related domain names – as observed in Denmark – is also occurring in Sweden, Germany, the United Kingdom and Spain. Worryingly, the study claims that it is occurring to a higher degree than expected.

20 October 2017

Google tackles phishing, Apple faces Animoji fight and domain headache for Gleissner: news round-up

Every Tuesday and Friday World Trademark Review presents a round-up of news, developments and insights from across the trademark sphere. In this edition, we look at the Japanese company suing Apple over use of the name Animoji, the latest World Intellectual Property Organisation report on Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy figures, a counterfeiting case which led to allegations of attorney misconduct and a brand expert urging more use of social media by law firms.

13 October 2017

Bad news for Louis Vuitton, UKIPO wants your ideas, Trump unveils ITC nominations and adventures of a ‘knock-off brand’: news round-up

In this week’s round-up of news, developments and insights from across the trademark sphere, we look at US President Donald Trump’s two nominations for the US International Trade Commission, a writer’s experience as the face of a well-known ‘knock-off' brand and a title that Louis Vuitton will not welcome.

12 October 2017

Strongest law firm brands identified: Baker McKenzie, DLA Piper and Clifford Chance lead latest legal index

In the Acritas Global Elite Law Firm Brand Index 2017, Baker McKenzie has again been declared the strongest firm brand, extending its lead over competitors on the list. While populated by full-service law firms, those in the top-20 ranking also boast a significant level of trademark expertise.

10 October 2017

WIPO considers Azerbaijan office, Caribbean nations urged to monetise intellectual property and India ponders packaging law change: news round-up

Every Tuesday and Friday World Trademark Review presents a round-up of news, developments and insights from across the trademark sphere. In this edition, we look at how the Indian government is considering a change to packaging laws following pressure from European brands, the World Intellectual Property Office mulling over a new office in Azerbaijan and much more.

09 October 2017

Sheep protest over trademark dispute hits the headlines but unlikely to derail legal proceedings

An Australian senator has led a protest, accompanied by a flock of sheep, against a trademark lawsuit initiated by Deckers Outdoor Corporation. The dispute focuses on the UGG brand of boots, with Senator Nick Xenophon arguing that the term should be protected as a geographical indication.

06 October 2017

IP attorney rock stars, NFL partners with London Police and French protesters see orange over plain packaging: news round-up

In this round-up, we look at the fourth country to bring into force plain packaging on tobacco products, a trademark technology start-up’s €3 million in new funding, and much more. 

03 October 2017

MLB’s top TTAB user, Thai IP Office gets an upgrade and Russia to introduce “Made in Prison” label: news round-up

In this news round-up, we look at how India may remove the controversial Goods and Services Tax exemption for unbranded food products and how the Chicago Cubs are tackling an increase in counterfeiting.

29 September 2017

UKIP “ripping off” Premier League logo, Greece warns of fake GIs, US brands in the age of Trump: news round-up

Every Tuesday and Friday World Trademark Review presents a round-up of news, developments and insights from across the trademark sphere. In this edition, we look at the latest brand value ranking table, research into US brands in the Trump era, a darknet seller arrested on his way to a beard competition and the death of a notorious cybersquatter and “news satirist”.

28 September 2017

Enhancing brand protection and value in China: tapping into critical insights

World Trademark Review is pleased to announce that it will be hosting Brand Strategy China 2017 in Shanghai on December 7. This is a high-level knowledge-sharing event for professionals tasked with protecting the integrity and maximising the value of their brands in the region.

28 September 2017

Enhancing brand protection and value in China: tapping into critical insights

World Trademark Review is pleased to announce that it will be hosting Brand Strategy China 2017 in Shanghai on December 7. This is a high-level knowledge-sharing event for professionals tasked with protecting the integrity and maximising the value of their brands in the region.

26 September 2017

Zombie cars, Comic Con battle and Trump’s China trademark lessons: news round-up

In today’s news round-up, we look at the ongoing trademark dispute between two comic conventions, how Jaguar Land Rover is seeking to protect a discontinued vehicle design, and much more.

22 September 2017

Netlix and Escobar family’s trademark tussle, registration fall in new gTLDs and intellectual property in Westeros: news round-up

In the latest round-up, we look at the trademark dispute between the Escobar family and Netflix, a lawsuit between two Fish IP firms, and much more.

19 September 2017

New trademark scam, Amiga brand scramble and plain packaging in Canada: news round-up

Every Tuesday and Friday World Trademark Review presents a round-up of news, developments and insights from across the trademark sphere. In the latest edition, we look at the Office of the US Trade Representative reviewing Thailand’s IP status, Canada's advance towards introducing plain packaging, a luxurious approach to generic top-level domain pricing and a scramble for the Amiga trademark.

12 September 2017

Kodi calls out “trademark trolls”, UAE fakes clampdown, pressure builds in Havana Club dispute: news round-up

Every Tuesday and Friday World Trademark Review presents a round-up of news, developments and insights from across the trademark sphere. In this edition, we look at the upswing in China's overseas IP revenues, the latest in the long-running Havana Club dispute, the US politicians calling on the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to introduce tighter generic top-level domain regulations and a software company's angry response to so-called 'trademark trolls'.