As INTA’s annual Trademark Administrators and Practitioners meeting got underway in Berlin, WTR sat down with the conference co-chairs to explore how the legal community can better support, and benefit from, their paralegal colleagues.
In June a group of senior IP professionals gathered to discuss how best to continue the task of increasing the number of women across the full spectrum of IP-related careers. The result was The Boston Manifesto, which provides a range of concrete and positive proposals to carry forward.
Everything we covered on WTR over the last seven days – and all you need to know from the world of trademarks to set yourself up for the start of another busy week.
The CEO of Chinese shopping agent Superbuy has vowed to work with brand owners to crack down on counterfeit goods. The pledge follows evidence that Superbuy is linked to another platform, WeGoBuy, that helps shoppers buy fake goods from China.
The evolution of the air travel industry has blurred the line between premium and cost-conscious brands. There are problems for both on the horizon as social media puts reputations at risk and consumers call for more environmentally friendly modes of transportation.
In our latest edition, we look at Māori uproar over a New Zealand trademark application, WIPO in Hungary, MARQUES addressing long goods and services lists at the EUIPO, and much more.
WTR is now seeking nominations for the WTR Industry Awards 2020 and next edition of WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals. Nominate now to recognise the leading in-house professionals.
WTR sat down with Beth Seals, general counsel at Zippo, to get the inside track on how her team ensures that the company’s products have real-world legal protections – and how these are brandished to fend off infringers.
From informal initiatives to formal programmes, diversity activities can take many forms at law-firm level. Andrew D Price and Andrew B Hales of Venable talk through some of the options.
In the second part of our look at physical marketplaces that reportedly engage in the counterfeit goods trade in Brazil, we look at locations that brand owners should know from the central and southern regions of the country.
In our latest edition, we look at New Zealand joining TMclass, the Singapore IPO bolstering innovation ties with Kazakhstan, a GI deal between Switzerland and Georgia coming into force, and much more.
Major players are pulling out all the stops to diversify their portfolios, expanding geographically as well as investing in and buying up other businesses. However, no matter how you look at it, there are significant challenges ahead.
Reaction to the Court of Justice of the European Union ruling in favour of plaintiffs suing online infringers in the member state they acquired the product.
This week's Football Against Fakes 2019 event discussed anti-counterfeiting work in the sports industry. In an exclusive guest post, brand protection consultant Stephen Connolly reveals insights from the event and takeaways for brand owners.
For the final part of our series of articles based on interviews with the elite of the global trademark industry, a range of corporate and law firm experts explain what effective leadership in the IP field looks like.