In an exclusive interview, Allison McDade shared her approach to tackling imitation convenience stores in Asia and explained the challenges stemming from the company’s expansion.
The grey market is a worldwide phenomenon. While trademark law offers remedies, there need to be material differences between grey-market and authorised goods – which is not always the case.
Recent jurisprudential trends show that courts are more and more willing to afford protection to fictional brands. However, there are several nuances of which to be aware.
In a dispute between two former members of a rock band, the First Circuit US Court of Appeals issued a judgment in favour of the defendant, concluding that the plaintiff failed to establish a breach of contract relating to the use of a co-owned trademark.
WTR sits down with Jay Dubiner, general counsel of Authentic Brands Group, to get insight into brand management of an IP portfolio that includes Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and Shaquille O'Neal.
New study calls for a revolution in trademark survey evidence, with an expert telling us he hopes that brand owners will start embracing lower-cost survey alternatives.
The USPTO has published its latest strategic plan, which focuses on the need to be equipped to handle the ever-increasing number of trademark filings, with little mention of ongoing fraud issues.
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.
This week, both Europol and ICE reported record-breaking numbers in regard to takedowns of domain names selling counterfeit products. One expert tells us that infringers have found an easy solution to this temporary obstacle.
It has been another busy year for the USPTO, with major changes including enhanced stakeholder outreach and further action to tackle fraudulent solicitations.
In our latest round-up, we look at Pakistan stepping up its fight against fakes, the Finnish IP office reminding users about an impending trademark change, IP Australia seeking user input, and much more.
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has vacated the International Trade Commission’s determination that Converse’s trademark in the midsole design of its Chuck Taylor All Star shoe was invalid.
As part of our ongoing series of interviews with WTR 300-featured corporate trademark counsel, we spoke to Allison Leader about the challenges she faces at American National Red Cross and what it takes to successfully manage brand rights in the not-for-profit sector.
An analysis of Canadian trademark filings illustrates a sharp rise of applications in the cannabis sector; could that spike be replicated in the US in the future?
In our latest round-up, we look at a study showing the scale of illicit alcohol, a Counterfeit Mini ad being lauded, luxury brands' increasing use of sound design in their products, and much more.