Conflict has grown between advertising agencies and clients over a growing trend to withhold payment and IP ownership from rejected pitches. With disputes potentially spanning copyright and brands, it is a tension that trademark counsel should be prepared for.
In our latest round-up, we look at a law firm launching a new trademark monitoring tool, some of the brand protection trends to expect in 2020, how Chinese trademark applications are on the rise in Canada, and much more.
In Disney's Frozen 2, main character Anna is seen wearing red-bottomed boots, with some claiming a similarity to the iconic footwear of fashion brand Christian Louboutin. We speak with IP experts on the issues potentially at play.
In our latest edition, we look at the resolution of a trademark dispute between the Ramone family, brand loyalty rising, a vegan butcher taking on Nestlé at the USPTO, and much more.
The nominations window for the WTR Industry Awards 2020 and next edition of WTR 300 closes on Monday, so don't miss out on having your say.
Bipartisan legislation to authorise US Customs and Border Protection to seize imported merchandise that infringes a design patent has been introduced by four US senators.
A ruling centred on Nike’s use of the ‘Sport Changes Everything’ slogan highlights the conundrum over when and where to seek registered protection for slogans, and the different approaches adopted by IP offices to ad campaign slogans.
Next week, WTR will be hosting a free-to-access webinar, which will explore the trends that are expected to affect the e-commerce and IP landscape in 2020 and identify the key emerging online platforms that are set to disrupt the brand protection space.
In our latest round-up, we look at Honeywell launching an anti-counterfeiting app, guidance for small and medium-sized entities on fighting parasitic brands, the EUIPO releasing new image recognition technology, and much more.
The Monarchy proves that a clear strategy can build an everlasting brand, but it is always at risk of suffering reputational damage.
Social media platforms are suffering a significant uplift in illicit activity from counterfeiters taking advantage of the Black Friday buzz – with Instagram identified as particularly problematic in recent weeks.
Intel’s executive vice president and general counsel has officially announced a new rule which – from 2021 – will see the company work with law firms that are “above average in terms of diversity” only.
Experts from Winterfeldt IP Group were on the ground at ICANN’s recent Montreal meeting and, in this guest post, present an update on the aspects that brand owners need to know about.
In our latest round-up, we look at INTA electing its 2020 president, US Customs confiscating nearly 20,000 fake watches, a change at the Palestine registry, WIPO marking its 1.5 millionth international registration, and much more.
Playing an integral role in managing Expedia Group's expansive portfolio is Jennifer Bollen, senior paralegal, who speaks to WTR about the challenge of managing a secret rebrand.