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.
A Quebec court’s ruling in a high-profile parody case has reignited discussion about the treatment of satire in Canadian trademark law. We speak to two market experts, who consider whether more legal clarity is required.
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.
In our latest round-up, we look at a new study that finds 25% of online purchases are for fakes, the EU General Court ruling on a NEYMAR mark, counterfeit containers seized in Malta, tips on making a brand matter, and much more.
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.
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.
Trademarks are much more than a logo used to identify a brand. Non-traditional trademarks using sounds, colours and shapes have exploded onto the scene, bringing notoriety to many a business and brand.
Donald Broadfield, chief IP and data counsel at American Airlines, explains how he seeks to overcome the challenges of protecting the company’s service brands, and emphasises the importance of crafting contracts that prevent IP disputes with commercial partners.
The court last week made precedential a January 2019 opinion it issued on the type of website specimens required to prove commercial use. The move follows a request by the US Patent and Trademark Office, which argued that it would provide clarity and reduce the chances of future litigation.
Data reveals that 863 trademark litigation actions were filed in the United States in the first quarter of 2019, up significantly year on year. However, that upward trajectory is not expected to continue.
In our latest round-up, we look at the USPTO unveiling details of its World IP Day event, the IP Office of the Philippines seeking to amend the country’s IP code, a ranking of most relevant brands, and much more.
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”.