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Raise a glass to Treasury Wine Estates: WTR’s 2021 Asia-Pacific Team of the Year

This week we are announcing the winners of the 2021 WTR Industry Awards. First up is the Asia-Pacific Team of the Year Award, which we are pleased to say goes to Treasury Wine Estates.

23 August 2021

As evidence of plain packaging ineffectiveness grows, a less brand-restrictive alternative must be considered

In an exclusive opinion column, Axess Technologies chair Richard Jotcham gives an alternative perspective on plain packaging since it was first introduced for tobacco products nearly a decade ago.

21 August 2021

Coca-Cola’s brand strategy requires a balance of innovation, nurturing, and knowing when to call it quits

The renowned drinks manufacturer has been on a brand purge since the end of 2020, putting an end to underperformers and reallocating resources to its best and most promising brands

20 August 2021

Pirates and rum: only an allusive and loose association, says the Swiss Federal Administrative Court

Bacardi has had mixed results in its attempt to obtain the revocation of two marks containing the word element ‘thePirate.com’ based on its PYRAT mark.

20 August 2021

BUTTERMITE v VEGEMITE – a Mitey dispute

Bega Cheese Limited, the owner of the VEGEMITE mark in Australia, has successfully opposed the registration of BUTTERMITE in Class 29.

20 August 2021

CIPO examination backlog worsens; INTA files amicus brief; UKIPO changes fee process – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at interim deputy director Coke Stewart departing the USPTO, Namibia joining TMclass, Beyond Meat looking to introduce non-dairy brands, and much more.

20 August 2021

Spongebob trademark lawsuit; 50 Cent mocks Rémy Martin infringement claims; Sony buys Crunchyroll – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Clubhouse settling a dispute with a sports networking site, how chatbots can “boost brands”, Ford pushing back against General Motors, and much more.

17 August 2021

Huawei and Li-Ning named strongest Chinese brands; New Balance sues Michael Kors; adidas sells Reebok – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Belmora petitioning for a US Supreme Court review in the FLANAX dispute, PepsiCo launching Mountain Dew-branded alcoholic drinks, MMX completing the sale of TLDs to GoDaddy, and much more.

13 August 2021

Alphabet and Apple outperform other tech brands in latest WTR Brand Elite indices analysis

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

Amazon and GoPro file counterfeit lawsuit; Aldi trolls Marks & Spencer; Manchester United to be renamed – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at INTA unveiling a student moot court competition in the Andean Community, Canon USA updating its anti-counterfeiting consumer education, and much more.

10 August 2021

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