In our latest edition, we look at Michael Kors launching a digital store on Alibaba’s Tmall, INTA's call for the Lanham Act to be amended, an illicit trade report from TRACEIT, China’s IP transformation, and much more.
When Haas F1 entered the 2019 Formula 1 season, it brought with it a brand new title sponsor, with a colour scheme on its livery to match. However, the relationship has resulted in Twitter rants, leaked documents and legal action – as well as takeaways for trademark professionals.
The European Union and the Mercosur bloc of countries have agreed a comprehensive trade agreement that includes significant IP provisions that rights holders should be aware of.
In our latest edition, we look at a reminder of the medical risks of counterfeits in Hong Kong, a car air freshener brand taking Ryanair to court, Monaco now using the TMclass list, applications up in Bhutan, and much more.
WTR announces the first speakers for Brand Protection Online Europe, taking place in London on 14 October 2019. Among the first names revealed are trademark experts from Alibaba, BP, Tonino Lamborghini, and more.
The Chinese tech giant has penetrated the global market and withstood international political pressure, so what has made its brand so resilient?
In a major upcoming investigation, WTR will look at the scourge of trademark solicitation scams. Today we ask readers to share their experience of spurious trademark invoices.
Amazon announces expansion of Transparency, its product serialisation service that “prevents counterfeits at scale”. It comes after a US court decision which considered Amazon as the “seller” in a third-party marketplace transaction.
Digital banking giant Monzo announced last month it will be launching in the United States. While this is a significant move for the fledgling company, its trademark portfolio shows it is still well in the start-up phase.
With its origins in Instagram, Swedish watch company Daniel Wellington is no stranger to online counterfeit issues. The IP team’s core activity lies in enforcement, working both offline and online to purge fake goods.
In an exclusive guest post, António Corte-Real from Simões Garcia Corte-Real & Associados reveals some of the key takeaways from WIPO’s recent geographical indications event.
The landmark EU-Vietnam Trade Agreement has been officially signed. Talking to WTR, IP practitioners claim that the agreement will lead to significant changes to the trademark, design and GI system in Vietnam.
The tech giant has managed to withstand the negative impact of criticism over its handling of users’ data and policing of content. The future, though, will bring new challenges.
Last week the General Court of the European Union upheld the decision of the EUIPO to invalidate the registration for adidas’ three-stripe figurative mark. In this exclusive guest post, the takeaways for trademark owners are presented.
Daniel Zohny, IP head at FIFA, looks back at the intense workload taken on by his team during the 2018 World Cup and looks forward to the next tournament as the worthy winner of WTR’s Sports, Entertainment and Media Team of the Year.