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Inconsistency, fraud, laundering – research decries challenges for cannabis companies at the USPTO

A new study has investigated the so-called ‘trademark laundering trap’ that cannabis companies face if they seek brand protection at the USPTO.

15 September 2021

As evidence of plain packaging ineffectiveness grows, a less brand-restrictive alternative must be considered

In an exclusive opinion column, Axess Technologies chair Richard Jotcham gives an alternative perspective on plain packaging since it was first introduced for tobacco products nearly a decade ago.

21 August 2021

SHA v SHAPERFECTION: Opposition Division erred in finding that coinciding element played independent distinctive role

This decision of the Board of Appeal of the EUIPO highlights that the determination of the dominant and distinctive element of a trademark plays an important role in the global assessment of the likelihood of confusion.

19 August 2021

Is TRAUMAGEL really too similar to TRAUMEEL?

The decision serves as a warning to owners of pharmaceutical and medical brands that, in New Zealand, no trademark opposition should be dismissed.

13 August 2021

Alphabet and Apple outperform other tech brands in latest WTR Brand Elite indices analysis

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

11 August 2021

Enhanced version of 2021 WTR 300 now available

WTR is pleased to unveil the enhanced version of this year’s WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals. New features include in-depth profiles highlighting the roles and achievements of these industry experts.

09 August 2021

Online marketplaces in Brazil that should be on counterfeit enforcement radars

In the first of a new regular series on WTR, we speak with leading law firms to identify the digital marketplaces that brand owners should monitor as part of their global anti-counterfeiting efforts. We begin today in Brazil.

05 August 2021

Kazakhstan to introduce mandatory digital labelling of medicines

Kazakhstan will start implementing the mandatory digital labelling of medicines on 1 January 2022. The system aims to ensure better quality control and minimise the presence of counterfeit medicines on the market.

05 August 2021

Why paralegals could be doing so much more for your in-house team: CSL Behring reveals all

WTR sits down with lead counsel trademarks Frank Schöne-de la Nuez and paralegal Anabela Mendes de Oliveira to hear how global biotech leader CSL Behring nurtures a paralegal team that goes above and beyond its traditional remit.

22 July 2021

Lil Nas X spoofs trademark dispute trial; ICANN72 goes virtual; Joe Exotic brand-building venture – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Cincinnati Customs seizing fake Apple AirPods, warnings over counterfeit cannabis, Ermenegildo Zegna Group going public, and much more.

20 July 2021

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