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25 February 2020

IACC relocates annual conference to Rome; WIPO election heats up; BlackBerry dispute – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at unauthorised SUSSEX ROYAL trademark applications being filed across the globe, PepsiCo purchasing a Chinese snack brand, the USPTO giving an update on its engagement efforts, and much more.

24 February 2020

The end of Sussex Royal: lessons from Meghan and Harry’s trademark trouble

As the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announce that they have withdrawn their SUSSEX ROYAL trademark applications, we look at the lessons that IP owners can take from the long-running saga.

23 February 2020

Reaction to INTA Annual Meeting relocation, European Conference coverage, WIPO director general race continues, and much more

Everything we covered on WTR over the past seven days – and all you need to know from the world of trademarks to set yourself up for the start of another busy week.

21 February 2020

ICANN cancels Mexico meeting; Coronavirus trademarks; UpCounsel returns – news digest

In our latest edition, we look at Canada enacting plain packaging, the acquisition of Forever 21, serial trademark filer Michael Gleissner still owing significant costs at the UKIPO, and much more.

20 February 2020

Full speaking faculty revealed (and last few delegate places remaining) for Chicago trademark events 

WTR will soon be hosting its latest events, Managing Trademark Assets USA and Brand Protection Online, in Chicago. The full speaking faculty can now be revealed.

20 February 2020

Mike Bloomberg and Pete Buttigieg take clear lead in Democratic primaries trademark race

When it comes to the brand protection of the current Democratic presidential challengers, Mike Bloomberg is ahead of the rest of the field – with Bernie Sanders facing the highest level of unauthorised third-party trademark activity.

19 February 2020

Sussex Royal brand: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle trademark registration in doubt as Queen intervenes

The saga of the trademark activities of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle continues, with reports that the Queen has “banned” use of the Sussex Royal brand. WTR talks to an IP expert on the implications of this development.

18 February 2020

Holden brand retired; EUIPO coronavirus extension; Japan GI cancellation – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Amazon car seat criticism leading to calls for legal reform, New Zealand being added to the TMview roster, US and China battling over the WIPO director general position, and much more.

16 February 2020

WIPO director general race exclusive, USPTO email backlash, <em>WTR 1000 </em>2020<em> </em>revealed, and much more

Everything we covered on WTR over the past seven days – and all you need to know from the world of trademarks to set yourself up for the start of another busy week.

14 February 2020

India to reassess IP laws; Amazon tops brand intimacy ranking; Valentine’s fakes warning – news digest

In our latest edition, we look at fakes markets in China being closed during the coronavirus epidemic, Netflix suffering a blow in ‘choose your own adventure’ dispute, and much more.

13 February 2020

“A very tricky position” – how the coronavirus epidemic could affect the 2020 INTA Annual Meeting

The 2020 INTA Annual Meeting is due to begin in Singapore in April, and there is growing discussion over how the worsening coronavirus emergency could impact it. WTR speaks with trademark practitioners to get their perspective.

12 February 2020

Less than a week left to contribute to major trademark industry survey

There is not long left to participate in WTR’s annual Global Trademark Benchmarking Survey; all participants to the short survey will be entered into a draw to win one of five free places at their choice of an upcoming WTR event.

11 February 2020

USPTO protest letter passes 80 signatories; KIPO face mask warning; Inter Milan scores win – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the Benelux IP Office adding its trademark image data to the EUIPO’s TMview platform, Greece being identified as a transit point for counterfeit cosmetics, and much more.

11 February 2020

Cost, logistics, coronavirus: why there are fewer INTA Annual Meeting reception invites this year

Registrants to the 2020 INTA Annual Meeting may have noticed a drop in the number of reception invites. To investigate why this may be the case, WTR talked to a number of regular reception holders.

10 February 2020

Searching industrial designs: how AI is changing the game

In this guest post, Dr Robert Stutz, partner at Beutler Künzi Stutz, explores how AI technology is powering new ways to search industrial designs faster, more effectively, and at a lower cost.