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Delhi High Court: invisible use of trademark as keyword in Google AdWord amounts to use and infringement

This decision of the Delhi High Court deals a major blow to Google, which may have to rethink its Google Ads programme.

12 January 2022

Evidence of targeting is not merely a plus

A UDRP panel has refused to order the transfer of the domain name ‘sohoplus.com’ to the owner of the mark SOHOPLUS - not least because the domain name was registered several years before the complainant’s first use of the term.

12 January 2022

Four predictions for an unpredictable world: what to expect from domain names in 2022

Com Laude's Nick Wood and Hayath Hussein offer four likely scenarios for the domain name landscape in the year ahead.

10 January 2022

Be careful what you wish for: potential pitfalls in takedown requests

A takedown request with Amazon.ca has come back to bite the requesting party when its trademark registration was successfully challenged by the recipient of the request.

10 January 2022

Google blocks ads from Trademark Terminal operator Abtach following USPTO action

Dozens of allegedly fraudulent low-cost trademark filing websites have been blocked by Google from advertising after a USPTO show-cause order targeting Pakistan-based IT company Abtach, WTR can reveal.

06 January 2022

Next level collaboration: an exclusive inside look at the European Union Intellectual Property Network

To coincide with the latest WTR special report, we share exclusive insights from Christian Archambeau, executive director of the EUIPO, on the continued development of the EUIPN.

05 January 2022

Overcoming the challenges of rising online brand threats: a year in trademarks

Corsearch president of trademark solutions Stephen Stolfi reveals how a string of acquisitions and the growing risks for brands online have defined his past 12 months.

29 December 2021

One in 10 consumers convinced to buy fake goods by social media influencers, UKIPO study finds

Social media influencers have a significant impact on counterfeit purchasing decisions, swaying 10% of UK consumers to buy counterfeit goods, a new study by the UK Intellectual Property Office reveals.

23 December 2021

The fight against counterfeits online: perspectives from an e-commerce platform

Andy Chua, senior vice president of the Lazada IP Rights Protection Team, reveals how Southeast Asia’s leading e-commerce platform protects IP rights online while meeting rights holders’ needs for efficiency and responsiveness.

22 December 2021

USPTO issues advice to fraud victims with suspended trademark applications

The USPTO has confirmed that thousands of trademarks linked to an allegedly fraudulent Pakistan-based company are now suspended and issued a guidance for victims.

14 December 2021

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