The grey market is a worldwide phenomenon. While trademark law offers remedies, there need to be material differences between grey-market and authorised goods – which is not always the case.
WTR sits down with Jay Dubiner, general counsel of Authentic Brands Group, to get insight into brand management of an IP portfolio that includes Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and Shaquille O'Neal.
This week, both Europol and ICE reported record-breaking numbers in regard to takedowns of domain names selling counterfeit products. One expert tells us that infringers have found an easy solution to this temporary obstacle.
In our latest round-up, we look at Pakistan stepping up its fight against fakes, the Finnish IP office reminding users about an impending trademark change, IP Australia seeking user input, and much more.
As part of our ongoing series of interviews with WTR 300-featured corporate trademark counsel, we spoke to Allison Leader about the challenges she faces at American National Red Cross and what it takes to successfully manage brand rights in the not-for-profit sector.
In our latest round-up, we look at a study showing the scale of illicit alcohol, a Counterfeit Mini ad being lauded, luxury brands' increasing use of sound design in their products, and much more.
WTR spoke to Gilead's Gretchen Stroud about the fight against fake drugs being sold on social media, the trademark challenges that arise when drugs go off-patent, and much more.
As the Office of the US Trade Representative looks towards its upcoming notorious markets list, Alibaba releases new statistics detailing brand protection practices and results on its platforms.
Following the announcement of a new major trade agreement between Canada, Mexico and the United States, we reached out to IP experts to explore their views on the IP aspects of the new deal.
The American Apparel & Footwear Association has taken aim at Amazon in its submission to the USTR’s Notorious Markets List. In response, Amazon tells WTR it is investing “tremendous resources” into the fight against fakes.
The Precious Metals Association of North America (PMANA) has lauded the Trump administration in its response to China’s adoption of long-awaited e-commerce legislation.
In our latest round-up, we look at more trademark applications related to the #MeToo movement, the Swedish IP Office warning against fake election posters, a US court having its say on trademark bullying, and much more.
Brands fare worse in countries with weaker IP enforcement regimes, and a new study vindicates US government attempts to pressure nations with poor trademark protection and enforcement mechanisms to provide a better environment for brands.
In our latest round-up, we look at how urgent action is required for owners of Kuwaiti trademarks, Moutai ending its 17-year bid for the NATIONAL SPIRIT mark, how to create an effective brand name, and much more.
In our latest round-up, we look at rising trademark applications in Cambodia, how thousands are boycotting brands on Twitter, and much more.