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.
In our latest opinion column, we consider reports that Apple is eyeing a 2023 launch for its planned augmented reality (AR) glasses, highlighting the potential impact for trademark professionals.
The tech giant has big plans within the wearable technologies sector, as it seeks to take a bite of Apple.
Tencent Holdings’ general counsel has submitted a rebuttal to criticism of the company’s brand protection activities on its WeChat platform, arguing that inclusion on the Office of the US Trade Representative’s next notorious markets list would be “unwarranted”. The document sheds light on how the company is approaching its anti-counterfeiting efforts.
A group of domain name registries and registers have developed a framework to fight abuse in the DNS. In this guest analysis, the development is welcomed but there are concerns over the narrow definition of DNS abuse.
A new study looking at how AI is used by IP offices warns that “the seductive appeal of the all-seeing algorithm should be resisted” due to current limitations.
The likes of Apple, Dunkin’ Donuts, Microsoft and T-Mobile have all used third-party brands in domain names as part of creative marketing campaigns. Stephen Jadie Coates of Coates IP explores the dos and don’ts of using a competitor’s mark in a domain name.
In our latest round-up, we look at Elon Musk’s IP pledge, the UKIPO unveiling a new campaign, Duke’s Mayonnaise claiming infringement, the origin of pharma names, and much more.
We speak with IP and PR experts on what brand owners must learn from the NBA's ongoing crisis in China, with one claiming that this is “the biggest trademark story of the year”.
Brand and IP associations have used the comment period for the next USTR Notorious Markets List to call for the inclusion of WeChat. It comes at a time of heightened tension between the US government and Chinese tech companies.
US President Donald Trump had a video removed from Twitter following a report of copyright infringement. We look at why brand misuse could increase significantly during the 2020 US presidential election.
The Autumn 2019 edition of WTR, revealing the top filers at key registries across Asia, and the eighth edition of Pharmaceutical Trademarks: A Global Guide are now published.
Speaking to WTR, Amazon's vice president of worldwide customer trust & partner support, Dharmesh Mehta, expands on the company’s launch of its Intellectual Property Accelerator programme.
In our latest news digest, we look at INTA’s release of a Brands Manifesto, the Paraguay IP Office conducting another counterfeit crackdown, fee changes in New Zealand, and much more.
In our latest round-up, we look at Traeger Grill filing a lawsuit against a rival grill maker, the European Commission reporting on seizures of fakes, how strong emotions are linked to brand perception, and much more.