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Tencent CEO named world’s best brand guardian; Louis Vuitton dispute loss; Napster plans metaverse – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at garbage bags in Hong Kong with anti-counterfeiting features, €2 million worth of counterfeit footwear seized in Spain, and much more.

19 January 2024

Vans parody loses out on heightened First Amendment protection in Second Circuit ruling

Following the Supreme Court’s ruling in Jack Daniel’s, the Second Circuit’s decision to deny an art collective First Amendment protection highlights the law’s limited scope for products that are considered to be artistic expressions rather than products for use.

18 January 2024

Fighting counterfeiting and piracy across Latin America – Mercado Libre's year in review

Latin America’s biggest e-commerce platform reflects on its brand protection efforts at the end of another busy year.

26 December 2023

Temu takes on Shein; Unilever accused of greenwashing; Oatly wins milk challenge – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at China Mobile launching an NFT marketplace, Diageo identifying five major trends shaping consumer behaviour, and much more.

19 December 2023

BURGER KING declared well known in India; AI art refused protection; UKTV to rebrand as U – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Reebok heading to the metaverse, PIPCU issuing a Christmas counterfeits warning, and much more.

15 December 2023

McDonald’s launches CosMc coffee shop brand; X seeks lawsuit dismissal; Lego and Epic Games collaborate – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at a warning over counterfeit ‘Wonka’ and ‘Prime’ bars, Ulmer and Greensfelder merging, and much more.

08 December 2023

Only one week left to nominate for the 2024 WTR Industry Awards

The trademark community has just one week left to nominate its leading in-house departments and leaders for the prestigious WTR Industry Awards 2024 and the forthcoming edition of the WTR 300.

01 December 2023

How to protect your brand from opportunists this holiday season

Seasonal sales make online shopping channels a hotbed for infringement and brand impersonation this time of year. Here’s how to get ahead.

21 November 2023

WTR Brand Elite analysis: October 2023

Featured in Stock market performance

The WTR Brand Elite fell two points in October, hitting its lowest value this year. Yet technology companies – led by Microsoft – bucked the negative trend.

17 November 2023

Sixth Circuit sheds light on degree of similarity necessary for competing marks

A recent dispute between two competing children’s clothing companies has shed light on how similar trademarks must be for infringement claims to proceed.

02 November 2023

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