There has been much talk in recent years about the evolving role of trademark counsel as practitioners are increasingly required to embrace a wider remit. We explore the driving forces behind this transition, the steps that in-house counsel can take to facilitate the change and what it means for corporate trademark departments.
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.
As India’s Lok Sabha elections reach their apex, multiple international and domestic brands have made a stamp on the election with intriguing marketing campaigns. Local experts tell WTR about the opportunities and risks of this activity.
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.
With today’s World Intellectual Property Day celebrating the importance of IP in sports, research conducted by WTR finds that Manchester United has the most significant trademark portfolio of any global football club.
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.
The sportswear industry has expanded to include a growing consumer base of casual gym-goers, which has presented an opportunity for budding businesses as well as big name brands.
Donald Broadfield, chief IP and data counsel at American Airlines, explains how he seeks to overcome the challenges of protecting the company’s service brands, and emphasises the importance of crafting contracts that prevent IP disputes with commercial partners.
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.
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.
LVMH’s purchase of Belmond reflects an ongoing trend in the luxury market towards the travel industry. However, brands must be wise in this transition as there are endless opportunities for reputational damage.
The ‘.inc’ new gTLD is currently in sunrise with a $2,499 annual retail price, a price point that may deter cybersquatters, but a number of large brands – including Apple, BMW, Google and Marriott – have moved to protect brand-related terms.
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.
There have been numerous reports of fake media accounts spreading conspiracy theories around the Notre Dame Cathedral fire. Such activity around major events is a reminder of the significant challenge that IP practitioners face.