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The brand risks of corporate political donations: what trademark practitioners need to know

A recent report urges companies to halt political spending to “minimise the risk of blowback”, which can include significant harm to brand reputation.

19 October 2022

WTR Brand Elite analysis: August 2022

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Stock market volatility continued in August, despite being a positive month for media companies.

21 September 2022

The metaverse, valuation issues and IP in the age of covid – takeaways from IP Week @ SG 2022

Last week the IP Office of Singapore organised a series of events to celebrate its first in-person IP Week since the start of the pandemic. WTR was on the ground to bring you the key takeaways.

14 September 2022

Venice Court rules out lawfulness of forum shopping in trademark infringement cases

The Court of Venice has rejected an attempt at forum shopping made by insurance company Alleanza Assicurazioni within the context of a trademark infringement dispute with Coop Alleanza 3.0.

31 August 2022

WTR Brand Elite analysis: July 2022

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The stock markets bounced back in July, providing good news for brands in multiple sectors. But reputational challenges persist for energy companies.

23 August 2022

A global outlook and resolve to do good: Mastercard’s winning formula

After being named WTR Financial and Professional Services Team of the Year, Mastercard's senior managing counsel of IP, Francesca Silverman, reveals the ingredients for effective protection of the payment giant's brands.

25 July 2022

Valuation of intangible assets will be a focus in Asia, says CEO of the International Valuation Standards Council

In an interview with WTR, the CEO of the International Valuation Standards Council expands on plans to include local leaders in the global mission to develop valuation standards, and appeals to the IP community to participate.

25 July 2022

WTR Brand Elite analysis: June 2022

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A rocky month in the stock markets saw the WTR Brand Elite drop eight points through June. The index is now at its lowest value since November 2020.

18 July 2022

How China achieved $46 billion in IP financing in 2021

With over a decade of experience and the involvement of various stakeholders in IP financing, China has lessons to share.

08 July 2022

WTR Brand Elite analysis: May 2022

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The WTR Brand Elite dropped a point in the month ending 31 May, as stock markets around the world returned mixed results. Companies in the energy sector, though, had a strong month.

23 June 2022

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