A new study has revealed that a third of UK and European businesses remain uncertain of what their trademark registration strategy will be after the UK leaves the European Union.
Four questions have been referred to the CJEU which could lead to a landmark judgement on a trademark owners’ rights to stop resales. The decision may further enlarge the gulf between the UK and the EU's position on exhaustion post-Brexit.
In our latest edition, we look at a mass counterfeit haul in North Carolina, Mayfair Platinum defending its trademark use, a law firm appointing its first CEO, and more.
Question marks have arisen over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's use of 'Sussex Royal'. Talking to WTR, trademark experts claim that, when it comes to obtaining registered trademark protection, their position appears to be strong.
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.
Although the listing was only temporary for Extinction Rebellion, the incident serves as a reminder of the nuances that come into play when a brand aligns with political movements.
The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court of England and Wales has found that Munchkin did not infringe Shnuggle’s registered Community designs and unregistered UK design rights by selling its Sit & Soak baby bath.
As trademark filing numbers increase globally, a new report by CompuMark provides data on a rise in infringement incidents that trademark professionals are experiencing. While these infringements are costly, budget does not currently top the list of concerns for in-house teams.
WTR has found a newly filed EU trademark application that appears to be targeting the Sussex Royal brand associated with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. We analyse why it is a reminder of the significant IP risks that they face in the wake of their global fame.
WTR speaks to Marianne Privett and Francesca Rivers, the co-chairs of IP Ability, a new community attempting to address diversity and inclusion challenges for neurodiverse and physically disabled IP professionals.
European and US case law suggests that there are very few situations in which use of a third party’s trademark in a hashtag is permissible. As a result, those looking to advertise on social media need to be aware of the strict rules that apply.
The Conservative Party has landed a significant victory in the UK general election, with a majority that essentially confirms that Brexit will occur at the end of January 2020. The result could have significant implications for IP owners.
In our latest round-up, we look at a law firm launching a new trademark monitoring tool, some of the brand protection trends to expect in 2020, how Chinese trademark applications are on the rise in Canada, and much more.
In Disney's Frozen 2, main character Anna is seen wearing red-bottomed boots, with some claiming a similarity to the iconic footwear of fashion brand Christian Louboutin. We speak with IP experts on the issues potentially at play.