Brand victories in the fight against physical market sellers and landlords are all too rare. However, there are a number of practical strategies that can be employed to maximise success in the battle against counterfeits.
In our latest round-up, we look at China hitting back at IP criticism, USPTO revealing cryprocurrency-related trademark applications, Alibaba settling a counterfeits case, and much more.
The Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress has recently adopted amendments to China’s Trademark Law. One of the main changes is that it will be possible to reject a trademark application on the basis that it has been filed in bad faith and without an intent to use.
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.
China’s legislature has approved amendments to the country’s trademark law, which includes a raft of changes, including empowering administrative authorities to reject malicious applications and impose fines against bad-faith filers and their agents.
In our latest edition, we look at INTA and the National Trade Foundation for Education partnering up to spread the anti-counterfeiting message, a study highlights how brands need to showcase their authenticity, 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 order to comply with the requirements of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, a draft law amending certain provisions of Vietnam’s IP Law has been prepared and released for public comments.
In our latest round-up, we look at Stella McCartney prevailing in a trademark dispute, Lego being named the United Kingdom’s favourite brand, the Mexican Industrial Property Office announcing a new electronic notification service, 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.
In a bid to shed light on the mindset of counterfeit sellers, WTR has spoken to a seller of replica goods in China about their background, motivation and strategies, offering a rare insider glimpse into this often shadowy industry.
We sit down with Alibaba Group’s vice president and head of global intellectual property enforcement, Matthew Bassiur, to discuss Alibaba’s anti-counterfeiting activities and how it changed industry perception of its enforcement efforts.
In our latest round-up, we look at consumers being frustrated by “disjointed” brand experiences, an Oregon-based clothing retailer in a trademark fight against Under Armour, brands in an age of political division, and much more.
WTR can exclusively reveal that in 2018, criminal investigations led by Alibaba and the member brands of its anti-counterfeiting alliance resulted in the arrest of 1,277 suspects and counterfeit seizures that totalled $536.2 million.
An investigation from WTR has found that counterfeit sellers on online marketplaces are setting up so-called “secret stores” to avoid increasingly sophisticated takedown measures.