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Court of Appeals finds that attempt to obtain sanitary authorisation does not constitute “preparatory act” of use

The fact that the defendant started the sanitary authorisation process in 2015 - a year after the opposition was filed - did not go unnoticed by the court.

14 November 2022

“Out of control”: brand impersonation on Twitter rife as risk of fraud and scams rises

With the growing risk of scams on Twitter, IP professionals are being urged to increase their monitoring of the social platform to find and report newly verified accounts impersonating major brands.

11 November 2022

How to stand out in a crowded US register: new approaches for pharma marks

A crowded Class 5 requires new approaches to the challenges associated with selecting and clearing pharmaceutical trademarks in the United States.

03 November 2022

Long live the kingpin: no abandonment based on non-use during drug sanctions period

In this dispute over the mark EUCALIN for nutritional supplements, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has held that the opponent had failed to prove that the applicant had abandoned the mark with an intent not to resume use.

02 November 2022

WTR Brand Elite analysis: September 2022

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September was a challenging month in the stock markets, with the WTR Brand Elite dropping eight points and hitting its lowest level since October 2020.

31 October 2022

Five key takeaways on managing trademark assets

Maximising value and building relationships with marketers were just two of the topics discussed at WTR’s Managing Trademark Assets event in New York.

25 October 2022

Nine counterfeit hotspots that you must be aware of in Kazakhstan

Featured in Physical marketplace counterfeit hotspots

In a major update from our series highlighting physical marketplaces that reportedly engage in the trade of counterfeit goods, we head to Kazakhstan.

06 October 2022

WTR Brand Elite analysis: August 2022

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Stock market volatility continued in August, despite being a positive month for media companies.

21 September 2022

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

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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

IP owners and e-commerce platforms team up against counterfeiters in Southeast Asia

Participating platforms in new initiative are AliExpress, Carousell, Lazada, Tencent, TikTok and Tokopedia.

09 September 2022

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