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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.

17 October 2017

Monster mashed, Golden Knights saga continues, and the complicated relationship between brands and musicians: 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 Monster Energy’s difficult opposition in Singapore, the rise in partnerships between brands and independent musicians, and increased trademark fees in Egypt and Russia.

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.

11 October 2017

“Campinos brings tremendous value to the EPO” – national IP offices and associations react to leadership move

It was announced yesterday that António Campinos, executive director of the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), will soon be moving from Alicante to Munich to take up the presidency of the European Patent Office (EPO). We reached out to national IP offices with the European Union, as well as some key trademark associations, for their reaction. To date, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. There is also consensus on the need for his successor to provide consistency and continuity at the EUIPO.

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.

05 October 2017

The Gleissner Files: investigation reveals massive scope of entrepreneur’s global trademark and domain portfolio

The vast domain name and trademark portfolio of entrepreneur Michael Gleissner can be revealed following an extensive investigation by World Trademark Review.

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”.

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.

15 September 2017

Lady Gaga sues Radio Gaga, Olympic legend to speak at IP event, UrWork hits out at WeWork: 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 trademarks filed in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, a three-time Olympic gold medallist speaking at an IP event and Lady Gaga stoking online anger with a Radio Gaga lawsuit.

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'.