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21 August 2019

UDRP complainants take note: trademark reputation must be evidenced

A recent UDRP decision serves as a reminder that it is generally necessary for complainants to prove that respondents registered the domain names at issue with the complainant in mind, with the specific intention of profiting from their goodwill and reputation.

20 August 2019

Anatomy of a trademark lawyer: the qualities that make for success

We investigate what qualities those at the top of the IP profession feel make for an elite-level trademark professional.

19 August 2019

New Zealand v Australia: battle over rights to the name of the modern Olympic Games’ founder, Pierre de Coubertin

The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand has dismissed the International Olympic Committee’s opposition to registration of the trademark PIERRE DE COUBERTIN, in stark contrast to the equivalent Australian opposition.

18 August 2019

WWE’s approach to enforcement; brand squatting in Nigeria; global counterfeiting hotspots; encouraging diversity in the IP field; EUIPO warning; plus much more.

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

16 August 2019

Just Eat and Takeaway.com tie-up to take on Uber Eats as brands seek market dominance

The online food delivery services industry is heating up. Major players are snapping up smaller brands and merging to solidify market presence and expand into new regions, as our exclusive data analysis reveals.

15 August 2019

Six ways to evolve your practice to meet client demands: insights from the law firm elite

We explore how changing client demands are shaping the modern law firm practice – and present insight into how to future-proof operations.

13 August 2019

Keeping up with the Jonesies: UDRP panel refuses to transfer ‘littlejonesies.com’

A recent UDRP decision involving the domain name ‘littlejonesies.com’ highlights the importance of establishing a prima facie case of lack of legitimate interest when a domain name includes the registrant's name. 

12 August 2019

Technology: friend or foe? Leading trademark practitioners look to the future

Leading brand professionals share their expectations about how technology will impact the work of trademark practitioners in the future – and whether it will provide a means to add value or make many current tasks redundant.

11 August 2019

USPTO warning over ‘bad actors’; Apple entering the fintech fray; Ferrari spat with German designer; Amazon extends Project Zero; plus much more.

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

07 August 2019

Skateboard saga: UDRP panel allows separate ownership of almost identical domain names to continue

A recent decision involving the domain name ‘customskateboard.com’ underlines that it is sometimes difficult to predict the outcome of UDRP complaints.

04 August 2019

“Unprecedented” USPTO application surge; FaceApp risk; inside De Beers’ brand portfolio; a blow for Red Bull; plus much more

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

01 August 2019

No UDRP remedy for failure to renew

A recent UDRP decision involving the domain name ‘titoni.com’ shows that domain name registrants must manage their portfolios rigorously to avoid missing any expiry dates.

01 August 2019

Unicorn brand portfolios, EUTM top filers and diversity challenges: <em>WTR</em> 80 out now

The Summer 2019 edition of WTR is now available online to subscribers, revealing the top filers at the EUIPO, presenting exclusive interviews with award-winning corporate trademark teams and taking a deep data dive into the brand portfolios of some of the world’s leading unicorns.

01 August 2019

How FaceApp’s terms of use could open risk of infringement that you can’t fight

A media storm has circled around Russian-owned FaceApp over fears that personal data is being sold for potentially nefarious purposes. We speak with an expert about the legal issues that rights holders should be aware of.

30 July 2019

Why the legal profession should encourage diversity and inclusion

Embracing diversity and nurturing inclusion is not only the right thing to do, it is good business. Yet the legal profession has been slow to change and capture the opportunity.