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15 March 2019

What Turkey’s domestic economic difficulties mean for brands and their advisers 

Political and economic circumstances have made it difficult for domestic brands to build value, which could prove to be a setback for future growth. However, this could also create opportunities for law firm practitioners.

21 March 2019

From K-pop to Presley: inside the trademark portfolios of the music industry’s biggest names

When it comes to trademarks, some musicians are clearly a step ahead. For others, the need to consider protection provides a potential new client base for practitioners. We delve into the portfolios and filing trends of both global and local recording artists.

10 July 2019

Amazon expands Transparency scheme as spotlight falls on anti-counterfeiting efforts

Amazon announces expansion of Transparency, its product serialisation service that “prevents counterfeits at scale”. It comes after a US court decision which considered Amazon as the “seller” in a third-party marketplace transaction.

18 July 2019

The full version of the 2019 <em>WTR 300</em> is now available and free to view

WTR is pleased to announce the publication of the enhanced version of the 2019 WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals, which this year has been published on a free-to-view basis.

21 September 2019

New Zealand thrives where others have failed – and it is all down to brand

The small island country has boosted its tourism by turning itself into a brand; the jurisdiction is increasingly attractive for multinational brands and it makes its presence known on the world stage.

Kevin Mutch (WTR 300)

KJ Mutch Consultancy Ltd

Kevin Mutch is a seasoned general counsel, with particular expertise in first and sole counsel roles. He is patient and determined; innovative yet practical. Mr Mutch simply gets things done, with qua...

Björn Norberg (WTR 300)

H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB

Björn Norberg has served as in-house counsel for H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB for 20 years. Since 2008 he has been head of the company’s IP department. During this time, H&M has grow...

Antony Douglass (WTR 300)

Specsavers Optical Group

Antony Douglass manages the IP legal team for Specsavers, the world's largest privately owned optical retailer. He is a UK qualified solicitor (2006), having previously worked in private practice...
13 February 2018

America first... for now: how Chinese and European brands are closing the gap

Exclusive analysis reveals why major US brands are feeling the pressure of increased competition in the global marketplace – and how they can fight back.

01 July 2017

China: How Michael Jordan transformed publicity rights in China

Much progress has been made in recent years when it comes to protecting name and image rights, and to fighting against bad-faith registrations in China

16 August 2018

“What I saw in China 8 years ago, I am now seeing in Brazil”: insights from New Balance’s brand protection lead

We speak to Daniel McKinnon, head of global brand protection at New Balance, about his approach to trademark enforcement, “paltry” damages awarded in China, the problems of “parasite brands”, and much more.

25 January 2019

Toy industry shows positive brand growth as companies adapt to reach untapped markets

The toy industry has weathered shifts in the market better than traditional retailers, with brands expanding globally and entering the entertainment space.