Sector: Fashion & Luxury

Latest content

Online anti-counterfeiting strategies in Malta that brand owners must be aware of

Featured in Online marketplace counterfeit hotspots

In the next instalment of our regular series identifying the digital marketplaces that brand owners should monitor, we head to the European island nation of Malta.

16 May 2022

It’s not in the bag: TTAB refuses to register generic handbag design

The decision puts an end to a three-year campaign to secure the registration of fashion brand Cult Gaia’s ‘Ark’ handbag.

10 May 2022

WTR Industry Awards winners revealed as brand leaders convene in Washington DC

In-house excellence has been celebrated at Washington DC’s Planet Word Museum, with the winners of this year’s WTR Industry Awards announced at an exclusive champagne reception.

03 May 2022

CNIPA backs Acushnet in opposition against ‘shifty’ application

The trademark squatter in this case had used an old trick to try and circumvent the examination system. However, the CNIPA was not deceived and found that the application was an imitation of Acushnet’s well-known trademark.

03 May 2022

Online anti-counterfeiting strategies in Uruguay that brand owners must be aware of

In the next instalment of our regular series identifying the digital marketplaces that brand owners should monitor as part of their global anti-counterfeiting efforts, we head to Uruguay.

25 April 2022

SO… distinctive? General Court deals blow to L’Oréal in opposition proceedings

A key aspect of the decision was the reasoning used isolate the distinctive and dominant element of the signs in order to conclude that there was a likelihood of confusion.

22 April 2022

WTR Brand Elite analysis: March 2022

Featured in Stock market performance

While our indices of brand-focused companies lost ground to other stock market indices, there were a number of industries that performed well.

21 April 2022

Bulgari successfully prevents rival from using similar mark for jewellery, but fails to make prima facie case of design infringement

High-end jewellery company Bulgari has obtained mixed results in its dispute with Indian rival Notandas Gems Pvt Ltd over the SERPENTI/SERPENTINE marks.

21 April 2022

Russia forming brand boycott list; CITMA elects president; IPOS warns of impersonation scam – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at a rise in the number of people reporting fake goods in the Philippines, Estonia joining the EUIPO’s blockchain initiative, and much more.

15 April 2022

Online marketplaces in Egypt that should be on counterfeit enforcement radars

Featured in Online marketplace counterfeit hotspots

In the next instalment of our regular series identifying the digital marketplaces that brand owners should monitor as part of their global anti-counterfeiting efforts, we head to Egypt.

11 April 2022

Unlock unlimited access to all WTR content