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In the battle of the supermarkets, Tesco’s bad-faith allegations are deemed groundless, whilst Lidl’s survey evidence is deemed typically cost-effective

The case serves as a warning to future litigants considering running bad-faith invalidity arguments that rebutting the presumption of good-faith filing is a significant hurdle to get over.

15 August 2022

Mercado Libre teams up with Tommy Hilfiger in first-ever joint action against counterfeit sellers

Mercado Libre has hit the next stage in its anti-counterfeiting mission by teaming up with Tommy Hilfiger to file a joint legal action.

12 August 2022

Amazon files lawsuit with GE; Finland speeds up trademark publications; British Gas brand reputation falls – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at brands facing a regression in consumer loyalty, ICANN announcing a webinar on TLD health, and much more.

12 August 2022

What brands need to know about the soon-to-be-launched ‘.kids’ TLD

The new ‘.kids’ TLD is due to launch this week. Ahead of its sunrise period, WTR explores the opportunities and potential risks for brands interested in using the domain.

08 August 2022

A customer-centric focus: the core of Amazon.com’s brand protection strategy

Amazon.com’s customer-centric approach earns the IP department the title of 2022 WTR Software and Online Services Team of the Year.

04 August 2022

How Target's trademark team supported the rise of multiple billion-dollar brands

Following the success in revitalising its private label brands, Target’s trademark department was awarded Retail Team of the Year at this year’s WTR Industry Awards.

03 August 2022

Brands celebrate Euros win; Myanmar issues trademark forms; Hello Kitty NFTs – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Iraq issuing a six-month grant to provide missing documents, INAPI naming the first companies to use the Madrid System in Chile, and much more.

02 August 2022

Quidditch rebrands to quadball; Mattel and Elon Musk reunite; Uber brand rating takes a hit – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the EUIPO introducing a new trademark filing form, the GetHenry rebrand highlighting the risks of a generic name, and much more.

22 July 2022

INTA trademark filing in Ukraine; Toys ‘R’ Us brand returns; UKIPO and WIPO collaborate – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Redbubble receiving the biggest fine to date over Hells Angels infringement, INTA strengthening its EU stakeholder position, and much more.

19 July 2022

WTR Brand Elite analysis: June 2022

Featured in Stock market performance

A rocky month in the stock markets saw the WTR Brand Elite drop eight points through June. The index is now at its lowest value since November 2020.

18 July 2022

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