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01 May 2017

Battle of Argos: Domain name infringement

There a number of important takeaways from the latest domain name conflict in the United Kingdom, including the importance of registering trademarks as domain names at the earliest opportunity

27 February 2015

Inside track: Alibaba

No Chinese company attracted greater international attention last year than Alibaba Group, thanks to its record-smashing listing on the NYSE. World Trademark Review sat down with Karen Law in Hong Kong to discuss the brands, the float and the ongoing fight against fakes

30 November 2018

Retail sector booms, spurred by massive growth in China’s consumer market: exclusive data analysis

World Trademark Review takes an in-depth, data-led look into the retail sector, examines the growth of e-commerce, analyses how the top brands in retail have performed this past year, and much more.

30 November 2018

“An encouraging evolution of the laws in China” – exclusive interview with NBCUniversal’s Monique Cheng Joe

WTR speaks with Monique Cheng Joe, head of brands and content at NBCUniversal, about the significant challenges of managing intellectual property for a global media and entertainment conglomerate.

22 February 2019

How much bigger can the brand behemoths grow?

This year’s Brand Finance Global 500 ranking saw large companies in key sectors continue their upward brand value trajectory. For many, this is a cause for concern.

06 February 2018

General Court's SWISSGEAR decision: a useful reminder of the legal principles surrounding Articles 7(1)(b) and (c)

In Wenger SA v EUIPO, the General Court has upheld the decision of the EUIPO to invalidate the mark SWISSGEAR for a wide range of goods.

24 July 2017

Penalty against Overstock’s false advertising affirmed on appeal

The California Court of Appeal has upheld the trial court’s ruling in the 2013 case The People v Overstock, in which the district attorney offices of a number of counties in California alleged unfair business practices and false advertising by Overstock.Com, Inc. The claims stemmed from Overstock’s comparative price advertising on its website product pages.

03 July 2017

Invalidity on the basis of earlier unregistered marks

In Morton’s of Chicago Inc v EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) the EU General Court has upheld a decision of the EUIPO First Board of Appeal declaring an EU figurative trademark invalid based on earlier non-registered trademarks.

22 December 2016

Taobao returns to USTR's Notorious Markets list; Alibaba CEO speaks of "disappointing moment for all of us"

After a four year absence, an Alibaba Group platform has re-appeared on the annual Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets list – and its CEO subsequently sent a strongly-worded email to staff, seen by World Trademark Review, urging stakeholders to continue undeterred in the “all-out war against counterfeits”.