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14 November 2019

Seven counterfeit hotspots in Thailand that brand owners need to know

In the next edition of our series on physical marketplaces across the world that reportedly engage in the trade of counterfeit goods, we head to Thailand.

14 November 2019

Microsoft tops intangible value list; companies warned to prepare for economic turbulence

Microsoft takes top position on the list of companies boasting the highest level of intangible value. However, at a global level, the picture is looking gloomy, with the first fall in undisclosed intangible asset value since 2011.

14 November 2019

“Groundbreaking” – first successful international mediation could redefine the trademark status quo

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore has announced the first successful use of its Enhanced Mediation Promotion Scheme. Talking to WTR, the mediator in that case claims the scheme  could lead to a “mindset change” for trademark practitioners.

13 November 2019

New rules on foreign-language trademarks cause confusion

Presidential Regulation 63/2019 recently provided more specificity concerning the mandatory use of Indonesian language in certain contexts under Law 24/2009. However, the effects for Indonesian businesses and brands may be huge.

13 November 2019

AI, blockchain, Telegram, TikTok and trade wars – unpacking the latest counterfeit trends forecast

A new report documents the counterfeit trends it expects to shape brand protection efforts in 2020. WTR identifies the most valuable takeaways from the report and the actions that brand owners should be taking.

13 November 2019

Lagging behind? Trademark issues revealed as substantial risk for esports industry

A major new survey finds IP and licensing are the most significant legal issues facing the esports industry. The findings reveal an opportunity for law firms across the world in the fledgling esports space.

12 November 2019

OEM for export: Supreme People’s Court expands definition of ‘relevant public’ in <em>HONDAKIT</em> case

In Honda Motor Co Ltd v Chongqing Hengsheng Xintai Trading Co Ltd, the Supreme People’s Court of China has, for the first time, defined the ‘relevant public’ in OEM cases as including all operators and consumers that may have access to OEM goods for export.

12 November 2019

Counterfeit hotspots in Australia and New Zealand that brand owners must be aware of

In the latest edition of our regular series focused on marketplaces across the world that reportedly engage in the trade of counterfeit goods, we head to Australia and New Zealand.

11 November 2019

A new approach to deter and identify China’s internet counterfeiters – exclusive guest post

How brand owners can identify the producers and sellers of counterfeit goods in China, the threat of which could help curb their illicit activity altogether.

11 November 2019

Limited time remains to nominate the industry’s leading lights for recognition in the <em>WTR</em> 300

Nominate now to ensure that the work undertaken by in-house professionals across the globe receives the recognition it deserves – and be in with a chance to win a free place at an upcoming WTR event.

08 November 2019

Myanmar trademark office opening, Backcountry.com boycott and Facebook rebrand: news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the destination for the DesignEuropa Awards 2020, Kenya and the UK working together to tackle fakes, Monzo fails in ‘hot coral’ trademark attempt, and much more.

08 November 2019

Five counterfeit hotspots in Nepal that brand owners must be aware of

In the latest edition of our regular series on marketplaces across the world that reportedly engage in the trade of counterfeit goods, we head to the mountainous nation of Nepal.

07 November 2019

Get the inside track on brand protection and value creation strategies for China

WTR is pleased to unveil the programme for the fourth annual Brand Strategy China event, which will provide attendees with the latest enforcement know-how and an opportunity to exchange knowledge with domestic and international brands.

06 November 2019

Harvard Club of Singapore fails to prevent Harvard University from registering HARVARD marks

Harvard University and its former alumni organisation in Singapore have recently clashed in trademark opposition proceedings before the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore.

04 November 2019

KIPO’s crackdown on Korean copycats and what it means for foreign brands

A Korean government crackdown on alleged copycat brands has seen two businesses have offices shut down, and product seizures in shops operating overseas. WTR consulted Korean practitioners to ascertain how foreign brands need to adapt to stay safe of the campaign.