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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

Trademark Plus responds to complaints as Trustpilot blocks account

A representative for low-cost IP agency Trademark Plus has defended its operations in an exclusive interview with WTR.

16 September 2022

Advising clients on Web3 requires “practical knowledge” says BRANDIT CBO as firm unveils metaverse office

IP consultancy BRANDIT launched a metaverse office this week, with the firm’s chief business officer Lorenzo Litta revealing to WTR why, and how, it entered the virtual space.

16 September 2022

WHOIS disclosure report sparks concern as ICANN75 looms

Brand owners are preparing their response to a newly released proposal for a system giving access to WHOIS data.

15 September 2022

E-commerce platform’s suggested-seller function leads to finding of passing off

An online seller has scored an important point against a major Indian e-commerce site before the Delhi High Court. The site has a function that suggests users visit other sellers’ pages, which, in this case, promoted the products of unrelated third-party sellers that were taking advantage of the plaintiff’s brand.

15 September 2022

Louis Vuitton’s metaverse-related trademark registrations offer valuable insight

While the Polish Patent Office has provided little in the way of guidance when it comes to trademarks in the metaverse or connected to NFTs, a closer examination of the few registrations that have been filed provides some early clues in this burgeoning area of protection.

15 September 2022

The metaverse, valuation issues and IP in the age of covid – takeaways from IP Week @ SG 2022

Last week the IP Office of Singapore organised a series of events to celebrate its first in-person IP Week since the start of the pandemic. WTR was on the ground to bring you the key takeaways.

14 September 2022

Domino match: complainant fails to prove bad-faith registration and use

The decision illustrates several points that are worth bearing in mind when filing a complaint to obtain the transfer of a domain name that includes a seemingly generic term.

13 September 2022

How IP offices are keeping up with AI, the metaverse and technological challenges

The rise of the metaverse, the need to increase diversity in the IP ecosystem and utilising AI better were on the agenda last week when leaders from the US and Asian IP offices convened.

12 September 2022

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