Alibaba has released its IP Protection Annual Report, revealing that it provided 1,624 IP-related leads to law enforcement in 2018. Speaking to WTR, Alibaba Group's Matthew Bassiur reveals some of the company's ambitious future brand protection plans.
The 2019 edition of Anti-counterfeiting – A Global Guide, which provides trademark and brand protection professionals with critical guidance on anti-counterfeiting laws, procedures and strategies, is now available to view online.
Between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2018 the Canada Border Services Agency (Customs) accepted 248 requests for assistance from rights holders, including 86 copyrights and 3,204 trademarks. Customs encountered 73 shipments and contacted 60 rights holders with filed requests for assistance.
Grey market goods do not qualify as counterfeit; therefore, distributors and sellers of grey market goods are not subject to criminal penalties. However, rights holders may have other claims against such distributors and sellers based on other intellectual property or contract laws.
In our latest edition, we look at Guns ‘N’ Roses moving to protect a trademark, Indian farmers prevailing over PepsiCo in a potato legal battle, top Indian brands backing underdogs in Cricket World Cup, and much more.
A jury in the US has found that Australian Leather wilfully infringed a trademark registered to Deckers Outdoor Corporation. The defendant has vowed to appeal, with one member of its legal team calling on the Australian government to intervene.
Morocco is set to become an increasingly important jurisdiction, acting as an access point for both European and African businesses to expand abroad. The government’s international outlook means this emerging market could be the new frontier for growing brands.
From recordal to training, there are a number of steps that rights holders can take to enlist the help of US Customs and Border Protection in their anti-counterfeiting endeavours.
In our latest round-up, we look at planned IP improvements in Kuwait, research which finds consumers are quick to “dump brands”, LL Cool J prevailing in a trademark dispute, and much more.
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has released its latest notorious markets list, with Alibaba’s Taobao platform included for the third consecutive year.
On Thursday 2 May, WTR will be hosting a free-to-access webinar focused on measuring the return on investment of online brand protection. Crucially, the exploration will highlight why traditional approaches may not resonate with the C-suite.
In our latest round-up, we look at how a slew of fake Amazon reviews are boosting brands, the Martha Stewart brand selling, KIPO assisting in IP crime enforcement, EU judges getting darknet training, and much more.
WTR has published the sixth edition of Online Brand Enforcement: Protecting Your Trademarks in the Electronic Environment. Available now, the free-to-view publication offers the latest guidance on brand management best practice.
In our latest round-up, we look at the USPTO unveiling details of its World IP Day event, the IP Office of the Philippines seeking to amend the country’s IP code, a ranking of most relevant brands, and much more.
In our latest round-up, we look at luxury brands focused on Chinese e-commerce platforms, IP Australia opening a public consultation on fees, Red Points receiving funding injection, and much more.