In this exclusive guest post, Anna Naydonov and Douglas Rettew, partners at Finnegan, reveal how they approach survey evidence and present takeaways with respect to survey methodology in §1071(b) Appeals.
The LA-based start-up has had an impressive post-IPO performance, with traditional manufacturers now starting to react. This activity could make meat alternatives the next brand battleground.
In our latest edition, we look at Vietnamese IP laws being updated, esports teams seeking out sponsors in Cannes, beauty brands fighting over a make-up mark, an engineer venting over counterfeits, and much more.
Alison McDade, senior trademark counsel at 7-Eleven, reveals why communication and integration are key to protecting the IP rights of the world’s largest convenience store franchise.
Following a 2018 infringement suit that won the company a permanent injunction and over $12.2 million in damages, we reflect on the vigilant stance taken by WTR’s Software and Online Services Team of the Year – Nintendo of America.
Five takeaways from our in-depth investigation into suspicious specimens at the USPTO, and we ask readers to share their experience on the topic and any suggestions to help combat the issue.
Lindesay Low, deputy director – legal at the Scotch Whisky Association, reveals how the company has upheld enforcement efforts amid Brexit chaos and why it remains confident in the face of international infringement, proving itself the worthy winner of WTR’s Not-for-Profit Organisation Team of the Year.
The USPTO has introduced numerous steps over the past two years to combat improper specimens on trademark applications. A new investigation from WTR finds that suspicious specimens remain widespread and applicants are evolving their tactics.
The Southeast Asian country already had a thriving economy, but it is now directly benefiting from the trade war between the US and China as companies like Apple consider relocating production lines.
New social media platforms pledging to be “censorship-free” are garnering significant audiences who seek an alternative to Twitter and Facebook. Research from WTR finds that these platforms could be uniquely challenging for rights holders.
Despite the rise in hemp-based cannabidiol food and beverage products, manufacturers looking to enter the market face a number of stumbling blocks when it comes to labelling. Identifying these in advance will be key to avoid marketing that may be interpreted as misleading or false advertising.
Chinese technology giant Huawei is reportedly stepping up development of an alternative operating system. Should it be forced to launch this platform, it could have a direct impact on future trademark enforcement programmes.
In an exclusive article, digital brand consultant Steven Ustel reveals the scale of counterfeiting on TikTok and its Chinese equivalent Douyin – and recommends ways for brand owners to mitigate the risks on the platforms.