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WTR Industry Awards 2023: shortlisted teams and individuals unveiled

WTR is pleased to reveal the shortlist for the 2023 WTR Industry Awards, with nominees including the corporate trademark teams from Apple, Haleon, Manolo Blahnik, and Treasury Wines Estates.

08 April 2023

Blow for Johnson & Johnson in opposition proceedings against JOHANSON BEBIS

The Japan Patent Office has found that there was no likelihood of confusion between the figurative mark JOHANSON BEBIS and Johnson & Johnson’s mark JOHNSON’S BABY, both covering baby products in Class 10.

04 April 2023

Fighting fakes the Canon way

Featured in WTR Special Report Q1 2023: Anti-counterfeiting strategy playbook: How to combat the growing trade in fake goods, online and offline

04 April 2023

Illicit trade, counterfeiting and IP theft: why the duty and tax-free industry takes a zero-tolerance approach to criminality

Featured in WTR Special Report Q1 2023: Anti-counterfeiting strategy playbook: How to combat the growing trade in fake goods, online and offline

04 April 2023

Brand education: how the LEGO Group protects its trademarks in China

Featured in WTR Special Report Q1 2023: Anti-counterfeiting strategy playbook: How to combat the growing trade in fake goods, online and offline

04 April 2023

Toys “R” Us sues cannabis dispensary; new TTAB pilot programme; Clarivate announces IP president – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at US Customs seizing over $700,000 in designer fakes, Next acquiring the Cath Kidston brand, and much more.

28 March 2023

WTR Brand Elite analysis: February 2023

Featured in Stock market performance

Stock markets returned to volatility in February. In contrast to January, when major indices rose in value, key markets fell last month.

20 March 2023

Bicycle dispute clarifies range of protection for numeral trademarks

The Delhi High Court’s ruling on the conflict between two bicycle manufacturers highlights the importance of a numeral mark’s arbitrary nature and spells out key principles for resolving similar disputes.

16 March 2023

“Lookalikes are no better than counterfeits”: brands urged to fight copycats with unfair advantage claims

A new report on the psychology of lookalikes aims to provide brand owners with a bank of research to support claims that even without risk of confusion, consumers are still influenced by lookalike products.

14 March 2023

Recalls rise as EU and UK legislation add pressure on brands to manage entire supply chain

European product recalls rise across industries, with companies warned of further regulation that could affect labelling, packaging and rebranding.

13 March 2023

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