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Aldi teases adidas with ‘three stripes’ range; Meta wins infinity suit; INTA elects 2023 president – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the TTAB rejecting Mariah Carey’s QUEEN OF CHRISTMAS application, Appdetex announcing the next-generation Tracer platform, and much more.

18 November 2022

Six counterfeit hotspots in Pakistan that brand owners must be aware of

Featured in Physical marketplace counterfeit hotspots

In this update from our series on marketplaces around the globe that are reportedly notorious for being counterfeit havens, we head to Pakistan.

16 November 2022

Vogue publisher sues Drake; Madrid expansion considered; Amazon intel leads to Chinese seizure – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Christian Dior opposing an adult film actress’ trademark, Chinese authorities destroying 3,000 tonnes of fake goods, and much more.

11 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

China publishes timeline for actions to strengthen trademark protection

The timeline assigns deadlines from as early as December 2022, through to the end of 2025, for activities based on 2019 “Opinions on strengthening intellectual property protection”.

07 November 2022

WTR Brand Elite analysis: September 2022

Featured in Stock market performance

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

“Bad actors will be held accountable”: behind the scenes at Amazon’s Counterfeit Crimes Unit

Amazon CCU director Kebharu Smith reveals the unit’s latest methods to target counterfeiters at scale.

26 October 2022

Making infringers come to you and hiding your tracks: industry experts share brand protection tips

Industry specialists shared new strategies for combating infringement at WTR’s Brand Protection Online USA event.

24 October 2022

Less than half of Europe’s top online marketplaces police fakes, as brands face fragmented environment

Only five of the continent’s most popular online marketplaces offer brands protection against counterfeiting, a new report by RetailX has found.

20 October 2022

The brand risks of corporate political donations: what trademark practitioners need to know

A recent report urges companies to halt political spending to “minimise the risk of blowback”, which can include significant harm to brand reputation.

19 October 2022

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