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“Nothing has changed” – concern over stalled efforts to close counterfeit factories in China

Despite reports of increased police raids of factories producing counterfeit goods in China, experts on the ground have told WTR that there is little sign of a recent rise in legal enforcement.

15 July 2021

The importance of the proof of use in the recognition of the risk of confusion: a reminder of the fundamentals

Where genuine use has been proven in connection with some of the goods covered by the mark on which an opposition is based, the EUIPO is entitled to restrict its assessment of the likelihood of confusion to those goods alone.

15 July 2021

Tech brands soar in latest WTR Brand Elite results; Target shows that sustainability pays

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

13 July 2021

IPEC hands down cautionary verdict after unjustified threats made by distributor towards legitimate trader

The Intellectual Property and Enterprise Court has made a rare finding that an allegation of infringement amounted to an actionable unjustified threat of trademark infringement proceedings under Section 21A of the Trademarks Act.

12 July 2021

HYAL decision highlights importance of relevant public in assessing registrability

The General Court confirmed that the relevant public, which consisted of professionals, would understand Fidia farmaceutici's mark HYAL as a direct reference to hyaluronic acid.

07 July 2021

Latest WTR report identifies top portfolio builders and presents thought leadership from in-house leaders

Titled “Inside in-house operations: how to build world-class trademark functions and portfolios”, the report takes a deep dive into portfolio, brand and in-house team management.

07 July 2021

L’Oréal boasts largest European and US active trademark portfolios, as key prosecution trends emerge

For our new report – published today – we teamed up with CompuMark to calculate which companies own the largest trademark portfolios in China, Europe and the United States.

07 July 2021

The China Trademark 50

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

Tencent owns the largest number of active Chinese trademarks with a portfolio of 37,205 applications. This is nearly 15,000 more than second-place Beijing Jingdong Triple Bai Lu Pick Up of E-commerce Limited.

07 July 2021

The US Trademark 50

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

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

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

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