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Managing global portfolios: practical tips from brand legal experts at Novartis

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q2: Inside in-house operations - how to build world-class trademark functions and portfolios

Successful brand building leads to portfolios that require careful management. Novartis’ Svetlana Korzhin and David Lossignol share what has worked for them.

07 July 2021

Top 50 trademark applicants: United States 2020

Featured in Prosecution

The owners of the 50 largest US trademark portfolios collectively held 58,811 active assets in 2020. Together these entities filed 5,557 applications over the course of the year, down 4% from the previous year.

07 July 2021

The Europe Trademark 50

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q2: Inside in-house operations - how to build world-class trademark functions and portfolios

The top 50 owners of the largest active European trademark portfolios together filed 15% fewer marks last year than they did the year before, dropping from 11,427 applications down to 9,902.

07 July 2021

Top filers, unprecedented applications and a transformed landscape: a year in the life of the EUIPO

Featured in EUIPO Filing Elite 2021

Worrying drops in filing levels followed by record highs have made for an eventful year at the EUIPO. WTR’s Trevor Little considers how these and other events are affecting the IP ecosystem and could affect the future of the register itself.

01 July 2021

10th Circuit falls into line on exceptionality doctrine in Lanham Act cases

The US Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit clarified that the ‘exceptional case’ standard in the Lanham Act parallels the standard in the Patent Act.

01 July 2021

“Severe marketing restrictions are catastrophic”: study reveals potential damage of marketing restrictions on leading brands

A major new study from Brand Finance has estimated that a global imposition of marketing restrictions across the alcohol, confectionery, savoury snacks and sugary drinks industries could result in a $521 billion loss to businesses.

29 June 2021

WTR Brand Elite analysis: May 2021

Featured in Stock market performance

The WTR Brand Elite project tracks how a defined set of brand-focused companies with industry-leading trademark teams perform against stock market indices.

28 June 2021

Appeal against urgent injunction restraining use of RestQ name and packaging dismissed

The Full Court of the Australian Federal Court found that the primary judge had not made any of the errors alleged by the maker of the RestQ product when assessing whether the interlocutory injunction should be granted.

23 June 2021

Superior Court of Justice: no exclusive rights over prefix derived from active ingredient of medicine

In this dispute between pharmaceutical companies Takeda and Cimed, the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice held that prefixes referring to the active ingredients of medicines cannot be appropriated as trademarks.

22 June 2021

Emerging threats and trends in online brand protection; share your insights

WTR is asking readers to share their experience of the online brand protection environment in the past 12 months, in an effort to identify how practice is evolving in response to emerging threats.

02 June 2021

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