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NFTs and the metaverse: game changers or passing fad?

Featured in WTR Special Report Q3 2022: Brand protection 2027: Why trademark practitioners must prepare for the future now

WTR’s panel of industry experts share their views on emerging Web 3.0 technologies and on the brand-protection environment

27 September 2022

The imitation game: the impact of AI on trademark law and practice

Featured in WTR Special Report Q3 2022: Brand protection 2027: Why trademark practitioners must prepare for the future now

HGF attorneys Lee Curtis and Rachel Platts reveal some of the game-changing ways that AI is shaping the trademark space and predict innovations that may occur over the next five years

27 September 2022

Innovation and trademarks: how new technology is fuelling a surge in filings

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Futurologists often pinpoint the metaverse and crypto as the next big things in tech – Clarivate’s Robert Reading digs into the data to reveal the US trademark filing trends of past innovations and what that could mean for application numbers in the next five years

27 September 2022

The IP office of 2027: how the UKIPO is laying an innovative groundwork for the future

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As WTR has reported on extensively, national and multinational IP offices vary wildly when it comes to the non-core tools and services they offer their customers. With technology developing at a faster rate than ever before, IP offices could look very different in five years’ time – with new and improved services that could be shaped by innovations such as AI, blockchain and the metaverse. Andy Bartlett of the UKIPO, shares how the agency is adapting to cutting-edge technology in its efforts to improve services for trademark users

27 September 2022

The IP service provider of 2027: roundtable discussion

Featured in WTR Special Report Q3 2022: Brand protection 2027: Why trademark practitioners must prepare for the future now

27 September 2022

The WHOIS blackout: the past, present and future of domain enforcement

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The ability to enforce in the domain space has significantly diminished over the past few years, with new privacy laws restricting the availability of the personal data of domain registrants. Experts look at how they approach enforcement today and explain how rights holders can most effectively shape the future of the domain space

27 September 2022

NFT marketplaces: a brand protection perspective

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NFTs represent a potential threat – and great opportunity – for brand owners. IP attorney and crypto expert Charlotte Wilding explains how trademark practitioners can wield this double-edged sword to best protect their clients’ brands

27 September 2022

ICANN trademark constituency looks to improve proposed plan for WHOIS data

Trademark owners are set to push for changes to a new proposal from ICANN aimed at partially restoring the use of WHOIS data used in combatting domain name abuse.

26 September 2022

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

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