The latest data from Lex Machina reveals that 2,289 trademark litigation actions were filed in the United States in the first half of 2019, up 12% year-on-year. If current trends continue, it will represent a four-year high.
Juggling global operations spread out among affiliates can be a daunting task but open communication, company-wide interaction and knowledge sharing allows these trademark professionals to manage an impactful and efficient portfolio.
In our latest round-up, we look at IP Australia announcing examination delays, the Portuguese registry updating its fees, the Crips street gang apologising for a trademark dispute, and much more.
The president of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, spent a great deal of his keynote speech at the start of last week’s G20 discussing IP matters. We analyse the key messages that brand owners can take away – and what the proposed changes lack.
Applying generally accepted principles of trademark law, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has found that using a competitor’s trademarks in marketing materials to promote competing products constitutes trademark infringement.
The USPTO will soon require foreign-domiciled trademark applicants to be represented by a US licensed attorney. Talking to WTR, experts say this change is needed due to the US trademark register being “flooded with fraudulent applications from foreign nationals”.
In our latest round-up, we look at the Lazada Group joining Alibaba’s IP protection platform, UKIPO granting its first multimedia mark, new Benelux director general begins, and much more.
In an exclusive interview, Judy McCool – senior vice president, legal affairs at Home Box Office – reveals why sharing expertise, empowering others and embracing change are the cornerstones of effective leadership.
In Iancu v Brunetti, the US Supreme Court has declared unconstitutional the Lanham Act’s bar to registering marks that are “immoral or scandalous”, allowing the FUCT trademark application to proceed to registration.
In our latest news round-up, we look at how Alibaba is seeking increased brand engagement, Anheuser-Busch making a play for the esports industry, a USPTO call for comments, Albania’s accession to the Geneva Act and much more.
Amazon, in collaboration with Denver-based company Nite Ize, has filed a lawsuit against counterfeit product importers and sellers operating in the United States, Canada and China. The lawsuit offers some behind-the-scenes insight into Amazon’s efforts to tackle fake goods on its platforms.
WTR reached out to a number of leading trademark experts to explore the possible implications of the Iancu v Brunetti decision for applicants, the USPTO and the trademark ecosystem.
In this exclusive guest post, Anna Naydonov and Douglas Rettew, partners at Finnegan, reveal how they approach survey evidence and present takeaways with respect to survey methodology in §1071(b) Appeals.
In our latest edition, we look at Vietnamese IP laws being updated, esports teams seeking out sponsors in Cannes, beauty brands fighting over a make-up mark, an engineer venting over counterfeits, and much more.
Alison McDade, senior trademark counsel at 7-Eleven, reveals why communication and integration are key to protecting the IP rights of the world’s largest convenience store franchise.