The USPTO has introduced numerous steps over the past two years to combat improper specimens on trademark applications. A new investigation from WTR finds that suspicious specimens remain widespread and applicants are evolving their tactics.
In an exclusive interview with WTR, the USPTO expands on what it is doing to combat fraudulent specimens, and reveals its plan to step up the fight in the future.
Despite the rise in hemp-based cannabidiol food and beverage products, manufacturers looking to enter the market face a number of stumbling blocks when it comes to labelling. Identifying these in advance will be key to avoid marketing that may be interpreted as misleading or false advertising.
Chinese technology giant Huawei is reportedly stepping up development of an alternative operating system. Should it be forced to launch this platform, it could have a direct impact on future trademark enforcement programmes.
In our latest round-up, we look at highlights from the USPTO’s anti-counterfeiting conference, Alibaba’s plan to use blockchain technology for its IP protection system, and much more.
In our latest news digest, we look at the $110 million sale of Sports Illustrated’s intellectual property, the expansion of visual search in TMView, a dispute over a curry-related trademark, and much more.
In our latest edition, we look at a strategic partnership between Hogan Lovells and Anaqua, Elder Scrolls settling its video game trademark dispute, Siegel+Gale announcing their new head of strategy, and much more.
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has ruled 8-1 in Mission Product Holdings v Tempnology LLC, with one legal expert telling WTR that the ruling helps to create a more stable trademark licensing market.
Alibaba has released its IP Protection Annual Report, revealing that it provided 1,624 IP-related leads to law enforcement in 2018. Speaking to WTR, Alibaba Group's Matthew Bassiur reveals some of the company's ambitious future brand protection plans.
In our latest edition, we look at Guns ‘N’ Roses moving to protect a trademark, Indian farmers prevailing over PepsiCo in a potato legal battle, top Indian brands backing underdogs in Cricket World Cup, and much more.
A jury in the US has found that Australian Leather wilfully infringed a trademark registered to Deckers Outdoor Corporation. The defendant has vowed to appeal, with one member of its legal team calling on the Australian government to intervene.
USPTO director Andrei Iancu has expanded on efforts to tackle fake specimens of use on the US trademark register and the unauthorised practice of law, and provided an update on anticipated filings growth.
WTR analyses how indigenous cultures are protecting their intellectual property and speaks with an expert on how trademark practitioners must be more aware of this burgeoning field of rights.
From recordal to training, there are a number of steps that rights holders can take to enlist the help of US Customs and Border Protection in their anti-counterfeiting endeavours.
In our latest round-up, we look at how a slew of fake Amazon reviews are boosting brands, the Martha Stewart brand selling, KIPO assisting in IP crime enforcement, EU judges getting darknet training, and much more.