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Aligning with the business: an inside look at Meta’s rebrand strategy

Meta's associate general counsel Scott Minden reveals the ingredients for a successful rebrand following the trademark department being named WTR's Technology and Consumer Electronics Team of the Year.

04 August 2022

Industry, law enforcement mount effort to block late loophole in EU cybersecurity directive

Multiple stakeholders are seeking to block late-added language in the EU’s new cybersecurity directive, arguing it will fragment and impair their efforts to fight cybercrime.

02 August 2022

Maradona enters the metaverse: a lesson for brands seeking a fresh start

After a rocky start to the year, the Maradona brand is seeking new opportunities in the NFT space – with advice for brands considering the same.

01 August 2022

“My money don’t jiggle, jiggle’’ for failed TIK TOK appeal

The High Court has dismissed an appeal by IT consultancy Tik Tok International Limited against a decision cancelling its registration for TIK TOK in Class 42 in light of the earlier trademark registration owned by well-known online platform TikTok.

29 July 2022

How zero-tolerance on infringement provides ROI: the Verizon approach to brand management

WTR sits down with this year's Internet and Telecommunications Team of the Year, Verizon, to learn how a zero-tolerance approach to infringement provides return on investment.

26 July 2022

Growth in IP awareness in Nigeria: comedian takes on Friesland Foods and UACN Foods

Recent cases involving Nigerian comedian Chukwuemeka Ejekwu, popularly known as Oga Sabinus, highlight the growing awareness of the importance of IP rights protection in the country.

22 July 2022

How HDMI LA approaches brand protection, and boosts revenues through its efforts

In an exclusive interview with WTR, leaders from HDMI LA's licensing and trademark teams explain the secrets behind their success.

21 July 2022

How to future proof your corporate domain-name strategy

Domain names has been a rapidly evolving space since inception and now with NFT domains and a second round of new gTLDs currently ramping up, it is more critical than ever to plan ahead. Chris Melka of Clarivate takes a deep dive into the most critical factors to consider.

21 July 2022

Hashtags using trademarks deemed to be promotion, not infringement

The IPC Court has ruled that the use of another group’s registered trademarks as a hashtag on social media constitutes promotion and does not suggest sponsorship or endorsement, therefore is not likely to create confusion.

21 July 2022

Courts examine keyword advertising as trademark infringement

Indian courts are deciding whether using a registered trademark as a keyword on the Google Ads service amounts to use of a mark, and, if so, whether this provides an unfair advantage by misleading consumers.

21 July 2022

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