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Seven takeaways on IP infringement in social media: what the data reveals

The European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights has studied almost 4 million online conversations and revealed that 11% of those focused on physical products could be related to counterfeit goods.

17 May 2021

THE BIG LIE trademark; Gap sells Intermix brand; scammers' preferred TLDs – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at disgust over reports of counterfeit covid-19 medicine in India, Verizon divesting its media division, ICANN unveiling new courses, and much more.

11 May 2021

Pharmaceuticals: dealing with generic, fake and grey market drugs in China

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2021

In 2015, China became the world’s second largest pharmaceutical market. China’s drug retail market grew by 8% between 2015 and 2019, outperforming the sector’s global growth of 6% during the same period.

11 May 2021

The Gambia joins Banjul Protocol; UGG dispute latest; Venezuelan IPO reduces fees – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Nextbite adding more celebrity virtual brands to its portfolio, Native American tribes including tribal insignias in the USPTO's database for free, and much more.

07 May 2021

Catalonia High Court of Justice confirms lack of likelihood of confusion between DYNAMIC SANTIVERI and DYNAMIN trademarks

Pharmaceutical company Laboratorios ERN has failed to prevent the registration of the mark DYNAMIC SANTIVERI in Class 5 based on its earlier mark DYNAMIN, which also covered Class 5 goods.

06 May 2021

WTR Brand Elite analysis: March 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.

26 April 2021

Fight or flight? Study finds litigation can be an effective deterrent to future counterfeiting activity

A new study has looked at whether trademark litigation is an effective strategy against counterfeiters, with one of the authors telling WTR that “the legal costs of today’s litigation should be weighed against future infringement”.

13 April 2021

RestQ sleep aid products restrained due to similarity to Rescue Sleep products

The Australian Federal Court has restrained the maker of a sleep aid product from using the name RestQ due to the similarity with an existing product for dealing with sleeplessness sold under the names Rescue and Rescue Sleep.

09 April 2021

Bombay High Court: phonetic differences between STIMULIV and STIMULET not sufficient to tell one from the other

This decision of the Bombay High Court highlights that, when pharmaceutical preparations are involved, there should not be the slightest possibility of confusion, error or mistaken identity.

06 April 2021

“I will never give up” – Filipino small business owner on legal battle with Duke and Duchess of Sussex

In an exclusive interview, a small business owner in Manila, Philippines, who is embroiled in a trademark dispute with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, has described it as a “duel to the death”.

03 March 2021

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