Everything we covered on WTR over the past seven days – and all you need to know from the world of trademarks to set yourself up for the start of another busy week.
In our latest round-up, we look at a Love Island star being reprimanded due to an Instagram post, the theme for World IP Day 2020, the Chilean IP office being praised for a reduction in the gender gap, and much more.
The German conglomerate has portrayed itself as a steward of sustainability, but when it comes to corporate social responsibility, it’s an all or nothing game as this week’s coal mine contract backlash illustrates.
A study of corporate R&D investors has found that while some companies place significant value on IP portfolios that include a combination of rights, markets grant higher premiums to those that are more innovative than their competitors.
Although the listing was only temporary for Extinction Rebellion, the incident serves as a reminder of the nuances that come into play when a brand aligns with political movements.
The domain management landscape has changed dramatically over the past 30 years.
Domain names have become valuable resources and the need to balance the interests of domain owners alongside those of trademark rights holders has been the subject of much debate in the domain name system.
WTR presents the key IP and anti-counterfeiting pledges that rights holders should be aware of from the major new trade deal signed between the United States and China.
The URS procedure is a domain name dispute rule set similar to the better-known UDRP, but with a number of key differences – primarily, that it applies mainly to new gTLDs and provides only for suspension (not transfer) of the domain name.
Throughout 2019 WTR hosted a number of events that provided practical, strategic brand protection takeaways. Below are some of the key action points and insights.
With the growing popularity of e-commerce, the rules by which sellers and buyers interact have changed.
WTR is inviting trademark professionals across the globe to participate in our annual Global Trademark Benchmarking Survey. All participants will be entered into a draw to win one of five free places at an upcoming WTR event.
According to the available statistics, counterfeit products account for more than 46% of the global market, significantly more than sales of heroin (7%), cocaine (8%), gambling games (14%), prostitution (18%) and other illegal businesses.
In this guest analysis, K&L Gates partner Susan Kayser charts the decades-long trademark dispute between Lucky Brand Dungarees and Marcel Fashions Group that led up to the highest US court accepting certiorari for the case.
Last week in Guangzhou, Tencent hosted its 2020 WeChat Open Class Pro event, in which it provided a glimpse into the platform’s future plans, many of which are important for brand protection professionals to know.