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WTR Brand Elite analysis: January 2021

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The WTR Brand Elite project tracks how a defined set of brand-focused companies with industry-leading trademark teams perform against stock market indices.

17 February 2021

WTR Brand Elite analysis: December 2020

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The WTR Brand Elite recorded a 4.4% return across 2020, with our collective of companies outperforming a number of major stock market indices, including the NYSE and FTSE 100.

02 February 2021

Apple wrestles ‘most valuable brand’ crown from Amazon as diversification drives growth

Apple has replaced Amazon at the top of the Brand Finance Global 500 2021 ranking of the world’s most valuable brands following a stellar 87% increase in brand value over the past year.

26 January 2021

WeChat nudges past Ferrari to top brand strength rankings

WeChat has been named the world’s strongest brand in new research from Brand Finance, with Ferrari dropping to second place and Sber moving up to third.

26 January 2021

No love lost in General Court invalidity action based on goodwill in UK unregistered trademark

In these invalidity proceedings against the mark JCE HOTTINGUER based on the unregistered earlier national trademark HOTTINGER, the EU General Court considered the conditions for the application of Article 8(4) of Regulation 207/2009.

11 January 2021

Why dropping the Mastercard name was a killer move from the IP team

We reflect on the innovative steps that earned Mastercard the title of this year’s WTR Financial and Professional Services Team of the Year.

31 December 2020

WTR Brand Elite analysis: November 2020

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The WTR Brand Elite project tracks how a defined set of brand-focused companies with industry-leading trademark teams perform against stock market indices.

17 December 2020

General Court confirms that FOREX is descriptive

In a case that highlights the EUIPO’s common practice of favouring partial cancellations, the General Court has confirmed that Forex Bank AB’s mark FOREX is descriptive for certain goods in Classes 9 and 16.

14 December 2020

WTR Brand Elite analysis: October 2020

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The WTR Brand Elite indices registered a two-point drop in the month ending 30 September – their first fall in seven months. The latest results returned a similar decline.

23 November 2020

Only a few weeks left to make nominations for the 2021 WTR Industry Awards and WTR 300 projects

There's not long left to nominate corporate trademark professionals for recognition at the WTR Industry Awards 2021 and in the next edition of WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals.

23 November 2020

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