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Cartier counterfeits seized; Superdry and Asos face-off; EUIPO and SMEunited team up – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at more than 5,500 rights holders signing up to the Mercado Libre Brand Protection Programme, McDonald’s seeking a ‘McDuck’ Russian slang trademark registration, and much more.

07 September 2021

Gmerica trademarks stir up GameStop investors; Switzerland joins Geneva Act; Modelo dispute – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Alibaba’s auction site launching patent price guidance, a California cookie maker pushing back on Hershey infringement claims, and much more.

03 September 2021

China moves to increase pressure on e-commerce platforms, threatening to revoke business licences for IP violations

China’s SAMR has announced its intention to amend the country’s E-commerce Law, threatening to revoke the licences of platforms that fail to take proper action against counterfeiters.

02 September 2021

Everything you need to know about BIMI and validated mark certificates, how they increase brand trust, and which companies have adopted them

A range of brands are taking advantage of the Brand Indicators for Message Identification standard, combined with trademark validation through validated mark certificates.

30 August 2021

Influencer liability ruling opens door for direct infringement claims, but brands must tread carefully

Social media influencers could become bigger targets for trademark infringement suits under a recent ruling by the California District Court. But brand owners must be careful not to turn loyal followers against them.

30 August 2021

Consumers actively buying counterfeit goods, despite increase in awareness, study reveals

Anaqua vice president of law firm strategy Jayne Durden outlines what more brand owners can do when consumers continue to actively buy counterfeit goods.

27 August 2021

Trademark Terminal pauses filing operation, as evidence suggests USPTO cracks down

Various controversial low-cost filing agencies, including Trademark Terminal and Trademark Falcon, have stopped accepting new clients, with one expert saying it is “likely” the USPTO has cracked down on the entities.

26 August 2021

MTN Nigeria named WTR’s Europe, Middle East and Africa Team of the Year

Today we are pleased to announce that the Nigerian subsidiary of telecommunications giant MTN Group is the winner of WTR’s 2021 Europe, Middle East and Africa Team of the Year Award.

24 August 2021

CIPO examination backlog worsens; INTA files amicus brief; UKIPO changes fee process – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at interim deputy director Coke Stewart departing the USPTO, Namibia joining TMclass, Beyond Meat looking to introduce non-dairy brands, and much more.

20 August 2021

Spongebob trademark lawsuit; 50 Cent mocks Rémy Martin infringement claims; Sony buys Crunchyroll – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Clubhouse settling a dispute with a sports networking site, how chatbots can “boost brands”, Ford pushing back against General Motors, and much more.

17 August 2021

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