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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

“Beachbody has changed”: IP helps carve out post-pandemic business strategy

In an exclusive interview, Beachbody group vice president, intellectual property, Beverly Shin reveals how the company strategy is evolving after covid-19, and why the IP team will be central to achieving new goals.

22 August 2022

KIPO adopts new Virtual Goods Examination Guidelines

The guidelines provide strong recommendations for brand owners to file new marks for virtual goods corresponding to real world goods/services as soon as possible

19 August 2022

New law on e-commerce obliges platforms to remove infringing content

On 1 January 2023 a new law will come into effect in Turkey, obliging sites to take down content upon receipt of a legitimate complaint by IP rights holders.

18 August 2022

Amazon files lawsuit with GE; Finland speeds up trademark publications; British Gas brand reputation falls – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at brands facing a regression in consumer loyalty, ICANN announcing a webinar on TLD health, and much more.

12 August 2022

SENADI refuses to register mark in Class 41 on the ground that it would affect Netflix’s rights

SENADI considered that there was a likelihood of confusion or association between the mark CHOLOFLIX and Netflix Inc’s earlier mark NETFLIX, which both covered Class 41 services.

11 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

What KIPO’s new examination guidelines mean for virtual goods

Examination revisions in South Korea could have a significant impact on how brand owners approach trademark applications, especially in relation to digital products.

08 August 2022

A customer-centric focus: the core of Amazon.com’s brand protection strategy

Amazon.com’s customer-centric approach earns the IP department the title of 2022 WTR Software and Online Services Team of the Year.

04 August 2022

Hells Angels succeeds in trademark infringement claim against Redbubble for a second time

The court rejected Redbubble's argument that the fact that it took steps to prevent infringement of third-party rights should mean that injunctive relief should not be granted.

04 August 2022

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