The USPTO has refused New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s applications for TOM TERRIFIC in Classes 16 and 25, finding that the mark was “uniquely and unmistakably” associated with former New York Mets pitcher Tom Seaver.
In our latest edition, we look at Māori uproar over a New Zealand trademark application, WIPO in Hungary, MARQUES addressing long goods and services lists at the EUIPO, and much more.
WTR sat down with Beth Seals, general counsel at Zippo, to get the inside track on how her team ensures that the company’s products have real-world legal protections – and how these are brandished to fend off infringers.
In SportFuel Inc v PepsiCo Inc, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has upheld a summary judgment decision for the defendants based on fair use of a descriptive expression, despite the plaintiff’s trademark registrations of the same expression.
The chief executive of branding firm Eat My Words, Alexandra Watkins, talks to WTR about the challenges that companies face when identifying new brand names in a world where millions of new trademark applications are filed annually.
Ivy League schools rely on their reputation to attract top-notch talent, so policing these brands is a critical undertaking.
The world’s most iconic fashion designers and models will be flocking to New York Fashion Week next week. However, with the products more present on social media than ever, counterfeiters will also be keeping a close an eye on the hottest trends.
A new investigation has found that the USPTO is "facing a backlash" due to new instructions that require examining attorneys to ask some trademark applicants for “proof of legal residence in the United States”.
In our latest round-up, we look at the rise in counterfeit vaping products, the US Department of Defence launching an IP protection team, WIPO announcing a new portal, and much more.
In our latest round-up, we look at the art of avoiding brand hate, Hasbro acquiring Peppa Pig owner, the INTA holding its first roundtable event in Israel, and much more.
As the value of counterfeit good seizures by the US authorities rises, a new call is made for private industry to work with domestic and international partner agencies in a bid to tackle demand as well as supply.
In our latest round-up, we look at retail companies leading a ‘brand health’ survey, the Belarus IP office correcting a mistake, the New York Times delving into the world of counterfeit books, and much more.
Woodstock Ventures, the owner of the Woodstock music festival, has won the right to use the mark WOODSTOCK to sell cannabis products in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the famous music festival.
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.