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EUIPO offers payment processors anti-counterfeiting blueprint

The EUIPO has published a new discussion paper recommending a series of preventive and reactive best practices for electronic payment service providers to protect their services from misuse by infringers.

17 November 2021

General Court confirms that $ CASH APP lacks distinctiveness

The General Court agreed with the EUIPO that a figurative mark pertaining to a mobile payment service lacked distinctive character - despite the fact that a near-identical mark had been granted protection by the UKIPO.

03 November 2021

No getting off ‘lite-ly’ for fraudulent applicant

In this case involving the well-known cryptocurrency Litecoin, the High Court had to consider whether the defendants’ attempt to register the word mark LITECOIN constituted passing off.

11 October 2021

Dogecoin clean-up operation proves it does not pay to wait

The creators of meme-currency Dogecoin are facing an uphill battle to register their rights and fend off third-party applications, but other inventors can learn a lot from their troubles.

23 September 2021

WTR Brand Elite analysis: July 2021

Featured in Stock market performance

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

11 August 2021

Enhanced version of 2021 WTR 300 now available

WTR is pleased to unveil the enhanced version of this year’s WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals. New features include in-depth profiles highlighting the roles and achievements of these industry experts.

09 August 2021

“The power of brand is increasing”: Inngot CEO expands on efforts to facilitate IP-focused lending and insurance

WTR sat down with Martin Brassell, CEO of Inngot, to find out how the company intends to change mindsets on IP value and empower more companies to financially capitalise on their investment in intangibles.

14 July 2021

WTR Brand Elite analysis: June 2021

Featured in Stock market performance

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

13 July 2021

Latest WTR report identifies top portfolio builders and presents thought leadership from in-house leaders

Titled “Inside in-house operations: how to build world-class trademark functions and portfolios”, the report takes a deep dive into portfolio, brand and in-house team management.

07 July 2021

Top 50 trademark applicants: China 2020

Featured in Brand trademark tracker

Tencent owns the largest number of active Chinese trademarks with a portfolio of 37,205 applications. This is nearly 15,000 more than second-place Beijing Jingdong Triple Bai Lu Pick Up of E-commerce Limited.

07 July 2021

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