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Panel makes finding of RDNH despite exact match between domain name and trademark

Failure to ignore well-established principles laid down over a substantial body of UDRP cases will, more often than not, lead to a finding of RDNH.

26 September 2022

IP offices grappling with metaverse-related marks, with Chinese examiners rejecting up to 80% of applications

INTA roundtable highlights challenges surrounding metaverse-related trademarks, with association to publish white paper later this year.

23 September 2022

Ukraine IPO releases annual report; Crocs settles Walmart suit; Google sued over Vizier brand name – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Egypt launching a national IP strategy, the IP Office of New Zealand updating its trademark practice guidelines, and much more.

23 September 2022

Disney leads media stock market bounceback but challenges remain: WTR Brand Elite analysis

Stock market volatility continued in August, despite being a positive month for media companies.

21 September 2022

Expert views on how to protect brands in the metaverse

WTR Global Leaders offer their perspective on how to protect trademarks in the metaverse, as well as their thoughts on the implications of this virtual world for the future of intellectual property.

21 September 2022

A welcome answer or empty rhetoric – can changes to platform liability curb counterfeiting?

WTR’s Global Leaders turn the spotlight on proposed and developing legislation from around the world that would make online platforms liable for hosting sellers of infringing products.

20 September 2022

If the shoe doesn’t fit… panel finds that UDRP did not apply on the facts

Panels under the UDRP are not a general domain name court and the UDRP is not designed to adjudicate all disputes of any kind that relate in any way to domain names.

20 September 2022

Why it’s vital to stay up to date with emerging tech

WTR Global Leaders share how new technologies have revolutionised the way that they work and some of their perspectives on the future of the trademark landscape.

19 September 2022

Who’s filing metaverse trademarks and why: an IP expert explains

Trademark lawyer Michael Kondoudis provides insight from his algorithm for tracking NFT and metaverse trends.

19 September 2022

FTC seeks views on rules that could provide boost to fight against trademark scammers

The USPTO is currently fighting fraud on three fronts. Two recent developments could be set to provide a boost to the office’s efforts.

17 September 2022

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