The Department of Homeland Security has issued its long-awaited report into fake goods. The report offers a range of best practices that e-commerce platforms should implement – and threatens action should they fail to do so.
The US Postal Service, Amazon and Google have topped a ranking of the most trusted brands in the United States. But while reliability is key to securing consumer trust, ethical issues are becoming increasingly important.
In the first instalment of a new series, we track the trademark filing activity of the world’s most valuable brands – revealing that Mercedes-Benz may be gearing up to launch an AI assistant.
A recent decision involving the domain name ‘matrixmmj.com’ serves as a reminder that complex disputes, such as those between parties with current or past business relationships, generally fall outside of the UDRP’s scope.
The German conglomerate has portrayed itself as a steward of sustainability, but when it comes to corporate social responsibility, it’s an all or nothing game as this week’s coal mine contract backlash illustrates.
A study of corporate R&D investors has found that while some companies place significant value on IP portfolios that include a combination of rights, markets grant higher premiums to those that are more innovative than their competitors.
Last week in Guangzhou, Tencent hosted its 2020 WeChat Open Class Pro event, in which it provided a glimpse into the platform’s future plans, many of which are important for brand protection professionals to know.
A recent UDRP decision involving the domain name ‘breakforthcanada.com’ illustrates the importance of disclosing any relationship between the parties and mentioning any ongoing litigation.
Dell has recently prevailed in two UDRP proceedings involving ‘.co’ domain names consisting of its DELL trademark and a generic word.
A recent UDRP decision concerning the domain name ‘novatela.com’ illustrates the challenges in establishing an absence of legitimate interest when domain name resellers register domain names consisting of common and widely used terms.
Chinese video-sharing social platform TikTok has released its first legal transparency report, revealing that it removes content for IP infringement at a higher rate than Facebook.
Despite years of opposition from South American countries, ICANN has now signed the Registry Agreements and Specification 13 Amendments for the e-commerce giant's '.brand' applications. '.amazon' and its Chinese and Japanese equivalent strings may be delegated imminently.
European and US case law suggests that there are very few situations in which use of a third party’s trademark in a hashtag is permissible. As a result, those looking to advertise on social media need to be aware of the strict rules that apply.
Whether concerned about bad-faith filing at the USPTO or seeking to benefit from US marks, the level of demand from Chinese entities has been a remarkable phenomenon over the past few years – as the filing data reveals.
Trademark experts offer insight into the advertising regimes in their respective jurisdictions and, crucially, how brands can avoid falling foul of the law.