A new report documents the counterfeit trends it expects to shape brand protection efforts in 2020. WTR identifies the most valuable takeaways from the report and the actions that brand owners should be taking.
How brand owners can identify the producers and sellers of counterfeit goods in China, the threat of which could help curb their illicit activity altogether.
In our latest round-up, we look at the destination for the DesignEuropa Awards 2020, Kenya and the UK working together to tackle fakes, Monzo fails in ‘hot coral’ trademark attempt, and much more.
The USPTO is seeking public comment on the possible impact of AI on trademarks, copyright and other forms of intellectual property. The move is part of a concerted push by the office to take a leadership position on emerging technologies.
A new study looking at how AI is used by IP offices warns that “the seductive appeal of the all-seeing algorithm should be resisted” due to current limitations.
An exclusive WTR investigation reveals, for the first time, an estimated trademark portfolio of US president Donald Trump and his family. It finds applications in all four corners of the globe, with the activity described as “unprecedented”.
In our latest round-up, we look at Kanye West being denied a trademark for the term ‘Sunday Service’, adidas prevailing in Japan, the UK Intellectual Property Office notifying users of planned maintenance after Brexit, and much more.
Amazon has issued a strongly worded response to the American Apparel & Footwear Association’s call for a number of its non-US platforms to be included in the next Office of the US Trade Representative's Notorious Markets List.
The USPTO has received hundreds of letters in relation to its proposal to change various trademark fees. Many originate from the Trademark Watch Dawgs group, although one attorney claims that it is the result of an astroturfing campaign.
In an exclusive guest post, IP expert Erik Pelton explains how the proposed fee increases being mooted by the US Patent and Trademark Office could have a severe impact for small businesses.
In our latest round-up, we look at Elon Musk’s IP pledge, the UKIPO unveiling a new campaign, Duke’s Mayonnaise claiming infringement, the origin of pharma names, and much more.
We speak with IP and PR experts on what brand owners must learn from the NBA's ongoing crisis in China, with one claiming that this is “the biggest trademark story of the year”.
Brand and IP associations have used the comment period for the next USTR Notorious Markets List to call for the inclusion of WeChat. It comes at a time of heightened tension between the US government and Chinese tech companies.
US President Donald Trump had a video removed from Twitter following a report of copyright infringement. We look at why brand misuse could increase significantly during the 2020 US presidential election.
The Australian government is considering whether to compulsorily acquire the rights to use the Aboriginal flag on public policy grounds. The debate raises questions over whether similar moves could occur in other jurisdictions.