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Scammer takedown: USPTO solicitation fraudster fined $4.5m and sentenced to prison

The US Department of Justice has announced a significant win in the fight against trademark solicitation scams, with a Latvian national sentenced to more than four years in prison for defrauding thousands of USPTO trademark registrants.

16 September 2021

Not everyone on the Internet uses aliases

This UDRP decision highlights how having a trademark does not necessarily mean that a rights holder will succeed in obtaining the transfer of a domain name, even if it is identical to that trademark and even if the respondent does not reply to the complaint.

15 September 2021

USPTO trademarks on sale as NFTs; thousands of duplicate filings in China; Australia joins DesignView – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Nordstrom trimming its private portfolio to strengthen brands, Firefly becoming the North America licensing agency for Pan Am, and much more.

14 September 2021

New measures for e-commerce supervision come into force

The Measures for the Supervision and Administration of Online Transactions have recently come into effect in China, strengthening the pressure against operators of infringing online stores.

14 September 2021

Emma Raducanu, the brand: why trademark protection needs to be a priority for tennis superstar

Tennis player Emma Raducanu could become a “billion-dollar sports star” through commercial deals, but reaching that potential will require effective brand protection – with one expert claiming delay could result in costly legal battles.

13 September 2021

General Court’s (e)message is loud and clear on law and practice applicable to invalidity assessment

The decision of the General Court in this dispute between Apple and e*Message over the validity of the mark E*MESSAGE underlines the continuity and retroactivity of EU legislation and case law.

10 September 2021

Texas Hammer nails trademark infringement appeal

This case presented the first opportunity for the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to consider initial interest confusion in the context of search engine keyword advertising.

10 September 2021

Online marketplaces in the UK that should be on counterfeit enforcement radars

In the next instalment in our regular series identifying the digital marketplaces that brand owners should monitor as part of their global anti-counterfeiting efforts, we head to the UK.

09 September 2021

Stricter WHOIS rules come into force in Denmark

While ICANN has relaxed WHOIS information requirements due to perceived issues with the GDPR, Denmark has recently made the consequences of not keeping contact information up-to-date harsher for registrants of ‘.dk’ domain names.

08 September 2021

Cartier counterfeits seized; Superdry and Asos face-off; EUIPO and SMEunited team up – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at more than 5,500 rights holders signing up to the Mercado Libre Brand Protection Programme, McDonald’s seeking a ‘McDuck’ Russian slang trademark registration, and much more.

07 September 2021

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