The US Postal Service, Amazon and Google have topped a ranking of the most trusted brands in the United States. But while reliability is key to securing consumer trust, ethical issues are becoming increasingly important.
WTR is currently inviting trademark professionals to participate in our annual Global Trademark Benchmarking Survey, which measures the pulse of the industry and identifies how practice is evolving.
In the first instalment of a new series, we track the trademark filing activity of the world’s most valuable brands – revealing that Mercedes-Benz may be gearing up to launch an AI assistant.
Scam adverts on YouTube are using popular brand names to lure viewers to download potentially malicious phone apps. The fraudulent activity is being viewed by hundreds of thousands of people and is a difficult issue for brand owners to enforce or monitor.
WTR analysed data from Alibaba's latest IP Protection Report, revealing that it has supplied 1,045 IP-related leads to law enforcement authorities in the past 12 months.
In Fabick Inc v JFTCO Inc, a trademark dispute originating from a family feud, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has addressed the issue of reverse trademark confusion and the scope of available remedies.
Amazon has once again been named "the world’s most valuable brand", with its brand valued at over $200 billion in the latest Brand Finance Global 500 report. It is not good news for all though, with a brand value slowdown suggesting that troubled times could lie ahead.
The CEO of Lockheed Martin, Marillyn Hewson, has been named the “world’s best brand guardian” in a new report from Brand Finance. However, she is one of just four women in the top 100 ranking, highlighting a stark gender disparity.
Research from Purdue University has produced an edible security tag for pharmaceuticals in an effort to stem the flow of counterfeit medicines. Will costs overrule invention when it comes to the tag’s implementation into the market?
In our latest round-up, we look at a Love Island star being reprimanded due to an Instagram post, the theme for World IP Day 2020, the Chilean IP office being praised for a reduction in the gender gap, and much more.
The German conglomerate has portrayed itself as a steward of sustainability, but when it comes to corporate social responsibility, it’s an all or nothing game as this week’s coal mine contract backlash illustrates.
A study of corporate R&D investors has found that while some companies place significant value on IP portfolios that include a combination of rights, markets grant higher premiums to those that are more innovative than their competitors.
In Diece-Lisa Industries Inc v Disney Enterprises Inc, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has held that jurisdiction over the licensees does not extend personal jurisdiction to the licensor where the latter has no additional contacts with the forum.
Three amicus curiae briefs have been delivered to the US Supreme Court ahead of its long-anticipated ruling in USPTO v Booking.com. WTR spoke to two experts to see how these briefs may influence the United States' highest court.
WTR presents the key IP and anti-counterfeiting pledges that rights holders should be aware of from the major new trade deal signed between the United States and China.