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Amazon sues influencers; Hush Puppies IP sold in Greater China; Lewis Roca expands – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the EUIPO Board of Appeal invalidating a Schweppes mark, the India Supreme Court refusing to “interfere” in a Pernod Ricard dispute, and much more.

08 September 2023

“A lot of trouble” – warning for buyers as USPTO takes action against trademarks filed by auction site TrademarkSea

The Hong Kong-based company which owns trademark auction platform TrademarkSea is the target of an ongoing director-initiated USPTO investigation into its filings, WTR can reveal.

07 September 2023

Trademark classification of virtual goods and services in Australia

IP Australia’s recently published guide confirms that existing trademark protection for real-world goods is not sufficient to cover digital goods of the same description.

07 September 2023

Nominate now to recognise the trademark industry’s leading lights

The nominations period is open for the prestigious WTR Industry Awards 2024 and the forthcoming edition of WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals.

06 September 2023

Casio enters NFT space; The Isley Brothers name dispute; IKEA most valuable Nordic brand – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the latest law firm moves, deadly overdoses from counterfeit pills doubling in the United States, and much more.

05 September 2023

Evidence of targeting is essential under the UDRP

Evidence that the respondent had the complainant in mind and was attempting to profit from its reputation when registering and using the disputed domain name is necessary.

04 September 2023

Google cannot claim safe harbour for its Ads Programme, confirms Delhi High Court

In a major blow to Google, the Delhi High Court has confirmed that the company is not entitled to the defence available to intermediaries under Section 79 of the IT Act insofar as the Ads Programme is concerned.

01 September 2023

Temu expands; Conservative Party IP infringement apology; Chinese star caught wearing counterfeit – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Shopee and P&G meeting with Interpol to discuss IP crime, Noise in the Basement preparing for an appearance at Law Rocks, and much more.

01 September 2023

Getting – and staying – off counterfeit lists: the Snapdeal way

WTR gets the inside track on Snapdeal’s brand protection programme and how it responded to its inclusion in the USTR's and European Commission’s counterfeit lists.

31 August 2023

Bluesky Social: what brand protection professionals need to know about Twitter rival

WTR takes a look at the current brand protection ecosystem on the Bluesky Social platform, with our research identifying active impersonation accounts related to major brands.

25 August 2023

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