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.
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.
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.
In our latest round-up, we look at highlights from the USPTO’s anti-counterfeiting conference, Alibaba’s plan to use blockchain technology for its IP protection system, and much more.
In this week’s exclusive data analysis, we explore how Natura’s keen understanding of its consumer base, combined with previous acquisitions, has it poised to take on international expansion.
In our latest news digest, we look at an anti-monopoly committee in Uzbekistan clamping down on a Coca-Cola copy, the BBC drawing ire for perceived slogan nabbing, and much more.
A recent academic study exploring the need for updated regulation governing domain names in the United States has suggested that, with many brand owners adopting a laid back, wait-and-see approach to registrations, initial complaints surrounding the high costs of the ‘.sucks’ domain name may have been overblown.
The non-legal trademark services industry has been the focus of increased investment and M&A activity in recent years. WTR spoke to a number of major players to ask whether they expected consolidation or collaboration to be the norm in future.
We’re over the halfway mark of the INTA Annual Meeting and the WTR editorial team have been running between sessions, meetings and receptions to bring you the latest stories and insights.
Chinese social network TikTok is growing rapidly, with over 1 billion downloads in the past 12 months. For rights holders, it is a platform that needs to be on the radar, with research from WTR finding issues that brand owners should be aware of.
WTR has reported extensively on the massive trademark filing operation of multimillionaire businessman Michael Gleissner. For those not fully aware of this activity, we have put together an infographic that illustrates the potential impact for brands.
In our latest round-up, we look at a new study that finds 25% of online purchases are for fakes, the EU General Court ruling on a NEYMAR mark, counterfeit containers seized in Malta, tips on making a brand matter, and much more.
Alibaba has released its IP Protection Annual Report, revealing that it provided 1,624 IP-related leads to law enforcement in 2018. Speaking to WTR, Alibaba Group's Matthew Bassiur reveals some of the company's ambitious future brand protection plans.
USPTO director Andrei Iancu has expanded on efforts to tackle fake specimens of use on the US trademark register and the unauthorised practice of law, and provided an update on anticipated filings growth.
Earlier this week, the USPTO suspended its TSDR API following a spike in data scraping that has impeded the work of internal employees. However, IP technology vendors have confirmed it will impact some of their services.