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22 August 2019

Stellar speaking faculty revealed for Brand Protection Online Europe

WTR is pleased to unveil the speaking faculty for Brand Protection Online Europe, taking place in London on 14 October 2019. Among the latest names revealed are experts from Daniel Wellington, Dyson, PayPal, Superdry and Tommy Hilfiger.

19 September 2019

Charming Charlie brand set for resurrection with trademarks and data central to strategy  

Last week CJS Holdings won an auction for the Charming Charlie IP portfolio, prevailing with a $1,125,000 bid. The sale, and plans to resurrect the retail brand, offer a number of strategic takeaways for trademark professionals.

26 September 2019

OTTO v OTTO's: Federal Supreme Court partially upholds Swiss retailer's appeal

The Swiss Federal Supreme Court has recently considered a trademark and unfair competition dispute between two companies that owned trademarks containing the element ‘OTTO’.

09 October 2019

Crowd-shipping: a new frontier in the fight against counterfeiting?

Multiple crowd-shipping platforms now allow the transport of small packaged goods to be handled by independent contractors. WTR looks into the potential challenge this may pose to brands and anti-counterfeiting professionals. 

Ugreson Maistry (WTR 300)

FSC Global Development GmbH

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international not-for-profit membership organisation. The mission of FSC is “forests for all forever”. Through forest certification and forest ma...

Gemma Cendrós Fandiño (WTR 300)


Gemma Cendrós Fandiño is a high-profile IP senior legal counsel with over 17 years' experience in intellectual property, especially in the luxury brands and consumer goods field...

Sanjana Sharma (WTR 300)


Sanjana Sharma is associate general counsel for intellectual property and knowledge management at UL, a more than 120-year old global independent safety science company. Ms Sharma works on a team...

Aimee Zaleski (WTR 300)

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Aimee Zaleski has extensive experience as a trademark lawyer in both in-house and law firm roles with a significant background in the consumer products industry. She takes a practical approach to trad...
04 November 2019

KIPO’s crackdown on Korean copycats and what it means for foreign brands

A Korean government crackdown on alleged copycat brands has seen two businesses have offices shut down, and product seizures in shops operating overseas. WTR consulted Korean practitioners to ascertain how foreign brands need to adapt to stay safe of the campaign.

05 November 2019

TREBOL case: notoriety as a defence in non-use cancellation actions

Peru’s Administrative Court of Appeals has dismissed an action for the cancellation of the mark TREBOL in Class 1 due to non-use, as the owner had demonstrated that the mark was a variation of the well-known figurative trademark TREBOL in Class 11.  

07 November 2019

Patent and Market Court confirms likelihood of confusion between JOHN WHITE and JTI's JOHN SILVER for cigarettes

The Swedish Patent and Market Court has upheld a decision of the Patent and Registration Office finding that there was a likelihood of confusion between Diamond Quest’s JOHN WHITE mark and JTI’s earlier JOHN SILVER marks for cigarettes.

12 November 2019

OEM for export: Supreme People’s Court expands definition of ‘relevant public’ in <em>HONDAKIT</em> case

In Honda Motor Co Ltd v Chongqing Hengsheng Xintai Trading Co Ltd, the Supreme People’s Court of China has, for the first time, defined the ‘relevant public’ in OEM cases as including all operators and consumers that may have access to OEM goods for export.