Trademarkia founder Raj Abhyanker has written to the shareholders of Trademarkia and LegalForce Inc to confirm his intention to exit from the entities and provide more detail on the prospective sale.
Compumark has launched a trademark protection tool with the promise to make “safeguarding brands easy and affordable”, with the move representing another entrant into the competitive online trademark filings market.
A number of US law firm practitioners have contacted WTR in recent days to highlight the apparent existence of, in the words of one attorney, “a ‘specialised’ group of examiners assigned to handle cannabidiol and cannabis-related trademark filings”.
In our latest round-up, we look at luxury brands focused on Chinese e-commerce platforms, IP Australia opening a public consultation on fees, Red Points receiving funding injection, and much more.
Marriott International’s vice president and assistant general counsel for global intellectual property reveals her approach to managing trademarks for the company’s 30 hospitality brands and how her team handled the company’s acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts.
In an exclusive interview, the founder of a rapidly-growing group of content creators speaks about challenging “trademark bullies” and “frivolous applications” through evidence-gathering, protest letters and cancellation actions.
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has remanded a case back to the TTAB, finding that the latter had not properly considered all relevant DuPont factors when confirming the refusal to register the mark GUILD MORTGAGE COMPANY.
The European Parliament's Legal Affairs Committee has endorsed the European Union acceding to the Geneva Act – a move that could propel the issue of geographical indications back to the top of the trade deal agenda as the United Kingdom looks to its post-Brexit future.
In 2016 ICANN committed to performing a review of all RPMs before launching any further gTLD expansions. This process will likely shape the RPMs for many years to come, so it is important that the community gets it right – in particular, ensuring the viability and utility of these mechanisms for brand owners without compromising legitimate domain name registrations in good faith.
We present practical takeaways and discussion points from two recent WTR events, including the need to audit registered domains, how to avoid wasting enforcement dollars, using infographics to teach trademark basics, and much more.
Managing the trademark portfolio of a Fortune 30 company with a lean in-house team poses a distinctive set of challenges, as Craig Stone, senior IP counsel at oil and gas giant Phillips 66 Company, explains to WTR.
Amazon has unveiled Project Zero, which the company claims “combines Amazon’s advanced technology, machine learning, and innovation with the sophisticated knowledge that brands have of their own intellectual property".
Last month a Turkish court ruled in favour of Harvard University in a case centred on the unauthorised licensing of the Harvard name. The legal team behind the case speak to WTR and offer takeaways for trademark professionals.
Research from WTR reveals that multiple major brands are being impersonated on new social network platform MeWe. For that reason, the website should be on the radars of all rights holders.
Batur Oktay, who leads Starbucks’ IP committee, explains how the company is working with Chinese authorities to tackle counterfeiting and provides insights into its changing prosecution strategy.