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NFTs, the metaverse and blockchain technology create new risks to brand protection in Singapore

Featured in Asia-Pacific Trademark Litigation Review 2024

While brand owners look to expand their IP portfolios to include digital goods and services, there remains considerable uncertainty arising from the lack of infringement remedies for tackling bad actors in the digital Wild West.

25 August 2023

2024 Industry Awards and WTR 300 nominations – now open

Don't miss out on the chance to honour the luminaries of the trademark industry.

23 August 2023

Scaling up – how Zoom built a protection strategy to match its popularity

Zoom's lead counsel on trademark and copyright explains how the company managed to successfully scale up its brand protection strategy as the ZOOM mark became a household name worldwide.

11 August 2023

Master of your domain: websites, social media and trademark infringement

Businesses may be found liable for trademark infringement if they adopt the wrong email address, website URL, Facebook name or Instagram handle.

11 August 2023

How to safeguard brands on Turkey’s biggest e-commerce platforms

Local practitioners examine the latest regulations and platform guidelines to determine the best course of action for protecting brands online.

10 August 2023

EUIPO Board of Appeal: hand gesture emoji is not distinctive

Emojis constitute a “parallel language” expressing emotions and, as such, they are not usually perceived as indications of origin.

10 August 2023

The X files: register data reveals extent of Musk’s competition for new Twitter brand

Analysis of global register data reveals thousands of pre-existing X marks, including some owned by major tech rivals.

01 August 2023

UDRP: difficulties with distributors and domain names

The decision highlights the challenges faced by trademark owners seeking to obtain control over domain names registered and used by their distributors after the relationship ended.

31 July 2023

“Validation” – ‘.sucks’ now available via GoDaddy as brand owners warned of increased risk

WTR has learned that Vox Populi’s controversial ‘.sucks’ top-level domain can now be purchased on the GoDaddy registrar.

27 July 2023

PTO confirms similarity of virtual and physical goods in landmark decision

The decision of the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office is consistent with the approach of the EUIPO and the USPTO.

27 July 2023

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