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What the Brazilian presidential election result means for IP

Following a tight run-off race, Lula da Silva is to become the next president of Brazil. His election could have a significant impact on the country’s IP ecosystem.

08 December 2022

WTR Brand Elite analysis: October 2022

Featured in Stock market performance

Stock markets rebound, with energy brands the top performers, but adidas' share price suffers from Kanye split.

24 November 2022

CB v CCB: General Court confirms lack of likelihood of confusion in long-running dispute

In a blow to France's national interbank network, the General Court has confirmed that there was no likelihood of confusion between China Construction Bank Corp’s figurative mark CCB and the earlier figurative mark CB for Class 36 services.

22 November 2022

“Out of control”: brand impersonation on Twitter rife as risk of fraud and scams rises

With the growing risk of scams on Twitter, IP professionals are being urged to increase their monitoring of the social platform to find and report newly verified accounts impersonating major brands.

11 November 2022

HSBC banned ads raise question of green claims value for banking brands

Green metrics mean more to B2B bank customers, creating a unique opportunity for bank brands to differentiate themselves based on the priorities of their primary market, data analysis reveals.

10 November 2022

“If something is not visible financially, senior management will not pay attention”: INTA president expands on IP reporting efforts

Zeeger Vink provided an update on the association's activities on IP reporting at WIPO conversation on intangible asset finance

03 November 2022

WTR Brand Elite analysis: September 2022

Featured in Stock market performance

September was a challenging month in the stock markets, with the WTR Brand Elite dropping eight points and hitting its lowest level since October 2020.

31 October 2022

Five minutes with… Equifax’s Elizabeth Lester

As the IP chief of a small IP department at Equifax, Elizabeth Lester collaborates with outside counsel to realise the most value from the company’s trademark and patent portfolio.

28 October 2022

HCAPITAL v H/2 CAPITAL: new judgment from the General Court on likelihood of confusion

The court dismissed the argument that the EUIPO had failed to take into consideration the marks as respective wholes, but had instead removed some parts of the marks and ignored others.

27 October 2022

Five key takeaways on managing trademark assets

Maximising value and building relationships with marketers were just two of the topics discussed at WTR’s Managing Trademark Assets event in New York.

25 October 2022

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