In our latest round-up, we look at a number of trademarks that appear to be related to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the USPTO unveiling a new resource center, the sale of the Toys-R-Us brand, and much more.
Exclusive research by World Trademark Review reveals the filing activity of the world’s most valuable football clubs and players, and finds that Manchester United boasts the most trademarks of any team in the world.
We provide a breakdown of the UK trademark market – examining how Brexit has affected filing strategies, inspecting brand value trends, and analysing the stellar performance of the UK IP Office.
The theme of today’s World IP Day is ‘Powering change: Women in innovation and creativity’. In the first of a two-part piece, corporate trademark professionals reflect on the topic of the day.
Brand Finance’s annual brand valuation ranking of British companies reveals a year-on-year rise in total value, with the company arguing Brexit is “an opportunity and stimulus for many British brands”. However, a look at past data suggests brand values lag behind pre-Brexit figures.
An attorney who recently prevailed in an opposition against Michael Gleissner-linked trademark application explains why he worked the case “for the good of the system rather than profits”.
For the second in our series of exclusive interviews, Diane Hamer of BBC Worldwide expands on the company’s efforts to guard against genericide and the challenges managing a brand as beloved as Doctor Who.
In today's round-up, we look predictions for the next round of gTLDs, the UK’s IP Crime Unit urging the public to “treat mum right” by avoiding fakes, and much more.
Over the past few days, a UK business owner’s dispute with Bacardi over its Angel’s Envy bourbon brand has garnered media attention in trade and national press titles. The dispute highlights a quandary for large companies when the ‘David v Goliath’ narrative is cited – whether to engage in public arguments or to keep quiet.
The owners of a London stadium have sent a cease and desist letter to 125 year-old football club Dulwich Hamlet over the continued use of its name. However, industry experts suggest that the registration could be vulnerable.
Following in the footsteps of tobacco regulation, momentum is building in support of plain packaging for alcoholic and high-fat, salt and sugar products. These industries should act early to head off the threat of increasing legislation.
Although it is a hard truth that we must learn from our mistakes, it is also equally true that we can learn from the mistakes of others. Thus, it is essential for brands to learn from the failures and successes of the approaches adopted by their competitors in tackling online abuse in the social media environment.
When shopping on their handheld devices, millennials are turning to mobile platforms that combine social interaction, entertainment and e-commerce. It is important to understand some of the challenges that this presents for a brand seeking to protect itself in this new age, and how the challenges might be met.
The key thing to remember when it comes to brand protection is that it is not a static goal or aspiration. Rather, it is an ongoing endeavour that shifts and transforms according to changes in the business and the changing behaviour of scammers, infringers and cyber criminals.
In this round-up edition, we look at the latest Brexit developments from a trademark perspective, Hershey’s hawkish eye over the marijuana industry, and the result from the first ever trademark dispute in Barbados.