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Korea Brand Fashion Association sets sights on fakes as legislators eye action

From detecting counterfeits online to a ‘FAKE NEVER’ campaign, the association will target open marketplaces in South Korea.

15 March 2023

Who are the IP industry’s icons? Help us to choose this year’s IP Hall of Fame inductees

WTR's our sister platform IAM has this week launched its annual search to identify outstanding individuals to induct into the IP Hall of Fame.

03 March 2023

WTR Brand Elite analysis: January 2023

Featured in Stock market performance

The January effect was in full force last month, with major stock markets posting positive performance across the board.

24 February 2023

Infringing gin: takeaways for designers in the latest M&S v Aldi ruling

An exclusive guest post analyses the recent Aldi v M&S judgment in England, including practical takeaways for designers and brand owners to protect their designs.

15 February 2023

The social function of trademarks and their protection by state institutions

The social function of trademarks has been revealed - perhaps for the first time in Chile - in a recent case involving one of the country’s largest retail companies.

10 February 2023

SHOP SAFE return likely; WIPO convenes ambassadors; combatting retail theft – legislation and policy watch (February 2023)

WTR’s monthly column tracks trademark and related policy developments, including the progress of major bills, from around the world.

08 February 2023

Online infrastructure and third-party brands: how NEXT is preparing for the future

As the UK retail industry faces a challenging time, NEXT has been notable for its ability not only to stay above water, but to continue to acquire and invest in third-party brands.

25 January 2023

Mexican lawyers voice concern over government’s IP focus, as new IP office head gets to work

IP lawyers have expressed their concern after meeting with the new director of the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property, José Sánchez Pérez, to learn about his priorities.

25 January 2023

Brand market crash: industry giants suffer major declines as Amazon ranked world’s most valuable brand

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and are among some of the biggest names to have seen their brand value decline this year, Brand Finance’s annual Global 500 report reveals.

18 January 2023

WTR Brand Elite analysis: December 2022

Featured in Stock market performance

Stock prices had a largely negative December, closing out a rocky year on the stock markets. Our WTR Brand Elite indices fell five points on the month, and 25 points across 2022.

16 January 2023

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