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10 counterfeit hotspots in China that brand owners should be aware of

Featured in Physical marketplace counterfeit hotspots

In the latest instalment in our regular series on marketplaces around the globe that are reportedly notorious for being counterfeit havens, we head to arguably the world’s main focal point for fake goods: China.

13 September 2022

Why the Open App Markets Act is one for brand owners to watch

The prospect of allowing third-party app providers to compete on equal terms creates both opportunities and risk for brands.

02 September 2022

UN telecoms agency election will have significant implications for brands as Russian and US candidates go head to head

“There are potential significant global implications of the election for IP issues writ large,” a former senior US government official tells WTR.

31 August 2022

IPOPHL enters the metaverse; Peloton partners with Amazon; Microsoft takes on Word Windows – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the US Ninth Circuit reviving a Connect 4-style trade dress spat, the Irish IP office publishing its annual report, and much more.

26 August 2022

WTR Brand Elite analysis: July 2022

Featured in Stock market performance

The stock markets bounced back in July, providing good news for brands in multiple sectors. But reputational challenges persist for energy companies.

23 August 2022

Disney prevails in Evel Knievel case; USPTO seeks volunteers; Miniso apologises for Japanese branding – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Indian law enforcement being notified of counterfeiters in Srinagar, how 85% of Chinese consumers pay attention to genuine trademarks, and much more.

23 August 2022

Verizon’s biggest ever UDRP win reminds users of the mechanism’s value

Verizon has recovered more than 70 infringing domains in a UDRP decision handed down this week. The case highlights the value – and cost-saving benefits – of the process to rights holders at a time when the system is under review.

20 August 2022

Amazon files lawsuit with GE; Finland speeds up trademark publications; British Gas brand reputation falls – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at brands facing a regression in consumer loyalty, ICANN announcing a webinar on TLD health, and much more.

12 August 2022

NBCUniversal recognises teamwork in managing increasing brands

NBCUniversal’s Mei-lan Stark looks back on a successful year for the brand protection department and reveals the secrets to the team's achievements.

03 August 2022

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