WTR sat down with Beth Seals, general counsel at Zippo, to get the inside track on how her team ensures that the company’s products have real-world legal protections – and how these are brandished to fend off infringers.
With almost a decade of experience in-house, Stephen Coates has left Amazon to start his own boutique IP practice. He spoke to WTR on how to pull off such a move and how he is seeking to rewrite the law firm rulebook.
Major players are pulling out all the stops to diversify their portfolios, expanding geographically as well as investing in and buying up other businesses. However, no matter how you look at it, there are significant challenges ahead.
The USPTO has released a heavily revised examination guide that clarifies the registry’s new US attorney rule. The revision follows backlash due to examination instructions that required some applicants to submit proof of legal residence in the United States.
In SportFuel Inc v PepsiCo Inc, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has upheld a summary judgment decision for the defendants based on fair use of a descriptive expression, despite the plaintiff’s trademark registrations of the same expression.
In our latest round-up, we look at the Cayman Islands IP Office working with the US government, a UN ambassador calling for an IP law review in Nigeria, a Hong Kong counterfeit ring bust, and much more.
The chief executive of branding firm Eat My Words, Alexandra Watkins, talks to WTR about the challenges that companies face when identifying new brand names in a world where millions of new trademark applications are filed annually.
Ivy League schools rely on their reputation to attract top-notch talent, so policing these brands is a critical undertaking.
In our latest round-up, we look at Beyoncé being accused of fraud linked to a trademark dispute, Bangladesh likely to join the Madrid Protocol, a Chinese IP law firm considering a sale, and much more.
The world’s most iconic fashion designers and models will be flocking to New York Fashion Week next week. However, with the products more present on social media than ever, counterfeiters will also be keeping a close an eye on the hottest trends.
Disney has walked away from negotiations with Sony over the IP rights to the Spider-Man franchise. Does this mark a divergence in the big studio IP acquisition model or will Disney utilise fan kickback as leverage in future negotiations?
A new investigation has found that the USPTO is "facing a backlash" due to new instructions that require examining attorneys to ask some trademark applicants for “proof of legal residence in the United States”.
In our latest round-up, we look at the rise in counterfeit vaping products, the US Department of Defence launching an IP protection team, WIPO announcing a new portal, and much more.
In our latest round-up, we look at the art of avoiding brand hate, Hasbro acquiring Peppa Pig owner, the INTA holding its first roundtable event in Israel, and much more.
As the value of counterfeit good seizures by the US authorities rises, a new call is made for private industry to work with domestic and international partner agencies in a bid to tackle demand as well as supply.