Even widely known and well-established companies must continuously adapt their brand strategies to suit the changing technological and commercial environment. This is a key concern at Mastercard, whose head of intellectual property Colm Dobbyn and senior IP counsel Francesca Silverman spoke to WTR this week.
In our latest news digest, we look at Disney powering up its brand with its 21st Century Fox acquisition, Chinese supermarkets removing fake Starbucks items from shelves, a football club losing a trademark fight, and much more.
Research from WTR finds that few candidates for the 2020 US presidential election are seeking registered trademark protection for their campaign branding so far – although some are already being targeted by infringement.
When it comes to trademarks, some musicians are clearly a step ahead. For others, the need to consider protection provides a potential new client base for practitioners. We delve into the portfolios and filing trends of both global and local recording artists.
Nigeria’s IP office is releasing its first-ever compendium of oppositions rulings, which one local practitioner tells WTR will ensure local and international brand owners have sufficient precedent for trademark-related actions.
In our latest edition, we look at a call for post-Brexit partnerships to combat fakes, looking ahead to the WIPO elections, the IP Office of the Philippines seeking to regulate Facebook sellers, and much more.
INTA has come out in support of the USPTO’s proposed change to representation rules, as another US registered attorney warns over “many examples of identity theft in China” targeting practitioners.
UDRP filings at WIPO have continued to trend upwards, with 2018 setting a new record for the number of cases. This trend is placing yet more strain on trademark department budgets.
A new study from the EUIPO and the OECD has revealed the staggering rise in counterfeit goods being traded around the globe. In response, the executive director of the EUIPO has called for coordinated action.
In our latest edition, we look at India taking a step towards aligning itself with the global trademark system, Ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd prevailing in an infringement case, and much more.
Political and economic circumstances have made it difficult for domestic brands to build value, which could prove to be a setback for future growth. However, this could also create opportunities for law firm practitioners.
Ronald van Tuijl of JT International explains to WTR the distinctive set of trademark challenges that his team faces, what he looks for when enlisting law firms, how plain packaging is affecting his practice, and more.
UK prime minister Theresa May suffered a second catastrophic defeat in as many months as the House of Commons rejected her Brexit deal last night. We take a look at what this latest development means for trademark owners.
“Free speech social network” Gab recently launched Dissenter, a platform that allows users to add comments on any website domain. Research from WTR finds that corporate homepages are often littered with defamatory comments.
ICANN has passed a resolution that ends the organisation's efforts to lead a facilitation process aimed at settling a domain name dispute between Amazon and the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organisation.