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Counterfeit hotspots in Cyprus that you must be aware of

Featured in Physical marketplace counterfeit hotspots

In an updated edition from our series into physical marketplaces that reportedly engage in the trade of counterfeit goods, we head to the beautiful Mediterranean island of Cyprus.

01 September 2022

Destruction ceremony held in Thailand; Amazon files joint lawsuit; fake Microsoft software warning – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the Iraq IP office updating its trademark licensing requirements, Vans winning punitive damages in a Chinese OLD SKOOL suit, and much more.

30 August 2022

Malaga Court of Appeal requires first-instance court to specify bases to establish defendant’s civil liability in counterfeit clothing case

The decision emphasises that setting these bases in the first-instance judgment is especially important in IP crimes, as there are different criteria for calculating civil liability for these types of crime.

30 August 2022

Unprecedented flood of infringement: study reveals hundreds of opportunistic filings in Russia as foreign brands targeted

A major new study has identified nearly 500 trademark applications filed in Russia that are identical or similar to famous foreign brands.

24 August 2022

WTR Brand Elite analysis: July 2022

Featured in Stock market performance

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

Mercado Libre teams up with Tommy Hilfiger in first-ever joint action against counterfeit sellers

Mercado Libre has hit the next stage in its anti-counterfeiting mission by teaming up with Tommy Hilfiger to file a joint legal action.

12 August 2022

House of Zana prevails in Zara dispute; Amazon acquires iRobot; IPOPHL to promote GIs – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at KIPO pledging to improve the quality of its IP evaluation system, Asahi signing its biggest-ever marketing deal, and much more.

09 August 2022

What brands need to know about the soon-to-be-launched ‘.kids’ TLD

The new ‘.kids’ TLD is due to launch this week. Ahead of its sunrise period, WTR explores the opportunities and potential risks for brands interested in using the domain.

08 August 2022

Inside Manolo Blahnik’s 22-year trademark battle

DLA Piper, the legal adviser to Manolo Blahnik, recounts a trademark battle that spanned 22 years but ended with Blahnik winning the fight to register his brand in China.

03 August 2022

“A great team spirit” – how a close-knit Puma trademark team assists in the brand’s crypto push

With the Puma IP department being named Fashion, Cosmetics and Luxury Goods Team of the Year at the WTR Industry Awards, they look ahead to the sportwear brand entering the metaverse.

01 August 2022

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