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01 August 2019

Best practice in litigation strategies: global perspectives

Trademark experts from around the world offer practical guidance on how to maximise the chances of litigation success in their jurisdiction.

01 November 2016

United Kingdom: Protecting and enforcing renowned trademarks in non-registration jurisdictions

Many companies now operate in a global marketplace and enjoy a strong international reputation for their famous brands. However, problems can arise where brands are not registered as trademarks in every country where they have a strong reputation

01 September 2016

Takedown shake-ups: strengthening brand protection on online marketplaces

Frustration over the sale of counterfeits on digital marketplaces has reached a peak in recent months. We asked some of the world’s biggest brand owners what gold-standard protection mechanisms might improve the situation and examined how realistic their suggestions are

12 February 2015

Alibaba and the 40 reasons to sue

The Internet is the promised land for shoppers who do not care about quality or authenticity. It provides endless opportunities for those who merely want to see a certain brand printed on a product. This is a nightmare for brand owners. To tackle the problem effectively, they must go after the platform itself, not just the traders.

04 February 2016

How online monitoring can support offline investigations

Many brand protection strategies still focus on bulk seizures, customs training and border protection. However, success depends on protecting your company against online counterfeiting and piracy in a way that fits the realities of the digital age.

14 March 2019

Online brand protection strategies for the Russian market

New challenges in a digital world dictate the necessity of adapting brand protection strategies. In the past, it was enough to deal with infringements on a case-by-case basis. However, today it is impossible to handle thousands of online infringements manually and more efficient tools (online brand protection solutions) are required.

07 February 2017

How online monitoring can support offline investigations

Many brand protection strategies still focus on bulk seizures, customs training and border protection. However, success depends on protecting your company against online counterfeiting and piracy in a way that fits the realities of the digital age.

07 February 2017

The science behind brand protection in the Deep and Dark Webs

Cyberattacks are flourishing, in no small part because the perpetrators have become adept at navigating the waters of the Deep Web and the Dark Web, far below the commonly traversed segments of the Surface Web. These expansive but hidden segments are changing the rules of the game for cybercrime and hacktivism.

04 February 2016

The Deep Web, darknets, Bitcoin and brand protection

Abuse in the Deep Web can be broad and hidden, with cybersquatters and fraudsters trying to ply their trade. However, once detected, there are means to identify the perpetrators and to enforce IP rights.

28 February 2018

Ongoing battle, focused defence – the changing brand protection landscape

The key thing to remember when it comes to brand protection is that it is not a static goal or aspiration. Rather, it is an ongoing endeavour that shifts and transforms according to changes in the business and the changing behaviour of scammers, infringers and cyber criminals.

02 April 2019

Sudan dissolves Appeal Committee, WIPO AI image search, and most admired Canadian brand: news digest

In our latest edition, we look at energy drink giant Monster issuing a statement as the VPX spat escalates, a Harry Potter trademark being rejected by the USPTO, a victory for Swatch, and much more.

20 March 2018

US Customs head confirmed, Latvia trims WHOIS data and trademark offers Cambridge Analytica clues: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at how a trademark scammer has rebranded, how a trademark may offer clues on the company that has hit headlines across the world, Cambridge Analytica, and much more.

02 November 2017

Thousands more trademarks linked to Michael Gleissner unearthed; leading in-house lawyer calls for action

An expanded investigation by World Trademark Review can reveal nearly 2,000 more trademarks linked to entrepreneur and serial trademark filer Michael Gleissner. The total now spans over 4,400 marks across 38 jurisdictions worldwide.

14 March 2019

Brand protection strategy for social media

The growth of internet usage worldwide, while clearly an opportunity for brands, is also proving to be a useful tool for counterfeiters. Brand abuse on social media has risen sharply in recent years and is especially notable in the sale of counterfeit products.

29 April 2016

The trademark resources rollercoaster

While corporate trademark counsel continue to struggle with budget cuts and freezes, their counterparts in private practice are reporting increased workloads, revenues and positivity. Although this may at first seem counterintuitive, it stems from the symbiotic relationship between the two