At the helm of WWE’s IP department reign two central figures: Lauren Dienes-Middlen and Matthew Winterroth. WTR asked them to reveal the secrets of their success.
Mattel has wielded intellectual property to protect Barbie since her creation in 1959, building one of the most identifiable brands of the 20th century. Professor Dan Hunter notes that there are practical lessons to be learned from Mattel’s innovative enforcement strategies.
A General Licence has been issued by the US government that explicitly authorises the protection of all intellectual property in Venezuela. The move follows significant challenges for US companies seeking to protect their brands in the country.
This week, a dispute between Philipp Plein and Ferrari went public after the German fashion designer posted a cease and desist letter on social media. While online criticism has ensued, this could be to the advantage of the Italian company.
Rollout of Apple’s digital banking service is set to begin this August in the United States. How will the tech giant’s entry affect the fintech market, which is predominately made up of venture capital start-ups?
In our latest round-up, we look at an anti-counterfeiting ‘tongue’ tool to identify fake whisky, the IP Office of the Philippines calls for speedier IP case resolutions, a US pastor arrested for counterfeits in church, and much more.
In our latest round-up, we look at a win for adidas, the TTAB stubbing out federal marijuana trademarks again, a YouTube star attempting to sell fake goods as genuine, and much more.
The world-renowned diamond company has drastically shifted its brand strategy in the past year, managing to strengthen its own market position while weakening that of its rivals.
Over the past week, law firms across the US have been contacted by an IP agency based in China asking if they have registered trademarks to sell. Talking exclusively to WTR, a representative for this agency explains the inner workings of this market for marks.
The USPTO experienced a huge rise in trademark applications last week, with a large proportion coming from applicants in China. WTR talks with IP experts and the USPTO about how this unprecedented activity could affect all applicants.
A media storm has circled around Russian-owned FaceApp over fears that personal data is being sold for potentially nefarious purposes. We speak with an expert about the legal issues that rights holders should be aware of.
Embracing diversity and nurturing inclusion is not only the right thing to do, it is good business. Yet the legal profession has been slow to change and capture the opportunity.
A group of senior trademark and brand professionals recently convened in New York to discuss strategies for protecting, enforcing and monetising fashion and luxury brands. This special report details some of the key points and presents essential takeaways.
WIPO has revealed the world’s most innovative countries. In a new report it places Switzerland, Sweden and the United States at the top of the list, with the Netherlands, Singapore and the United Kingdom falling down the rankings.
AI-manipulated ‘deepfake’ videos have the potential to negatively impact the reputation and goodwill of brands and individuals. WTR spoke to trademark experts on how to prepare for the new age of false content.