In our latest news digest, we look at an anti-monopoly committee in Uzbekistan clamping down on a Coca-Cola copy, the BBC drawing ire for perceived slogan nabbing, and much more.
Chinese social network TikTok is growing rapidly, with over 1 billion downloads in the past 12 months. For rights holders, it is a platform that needs to be on the radar, with research from WTR finding issues that brand owners should be aware of.
Alibaba has released its IP Protection Annual Report, revealing that it provided 1,624 IP-related leads to law enforcement in 2018. Speaking to WTR, Alibaba Group's Matthew Bassiur reveals some of the company's ambitious future brand protection plans.
Released today, the third edition of the WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals identifies the individuals deemed to be the leading lights of the corporate trademark world.
Jack Chang, special counsel to the chair of L Brands International and one of the founders of the Quality Brands Protection Committee, provides insight into working more effectively with Chinese authorities in IP crime cases.
The 2019 edition of Anti-counterfeiting – A Global Guide, which provides trademark and brand protection professionals with critical guidance on anti-counterfeiting laws, procedures and strategies, is now available to view online.
A jury in the US has found that Australian Leather wilfully infringed a trademark registered to Deckers Outdoor Corporation. The defendant has vowed to appeal, with one member of its legal team calling on the Australian government to intervene.
With campaigning in the Australian federal election in full swing, WTR finds that practitioners on the ground are not bracing for change based on the election result, but are adapting to recent legislative changes that international brand owners should be aware of.
In our latest round-up, we look at applications rising at the Philippines IP Office, a perfume trademark battle, a debate over whether the Wikipedia brand has been tarnished by WikiLeaks, and much more.
Morocco is set to become an increasingly important jurisdiction, acting as an access point for both European and African businesses to expand abroad. The government’s international outlook means this emerging market could be the new frontier for growing brands.
In our latest edition, we look at a study on fakes being sold around Mother’s Day, CompuMark and WebTMS partnering up, Louis Vuitton seeking legal action against a Chinese entity, and much more.
WTR analyses how indigenous cultures are protecting their intellectual property and speaks with an expert on how trademark practitioners must be more aware of this burgeoning field of rights.
Colour trademarks are growing in popularity in Russia. However, to ensure their registration, the colour in question must be capable of sufficiently distinguishing the product or service and its origin.
One of the most common issues faced when securing protection in China is the earlier registration of third-party rights, which are then cited against the later application. However, there are various tactics that can be adopted to overcome this hurdle.
The latest issue of WTR magazine has gone live online today, and subscribers will note a major number of changes to the magazine and new types of content, all designed to maximise the value of their subscription.