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The Europe Trademark 50

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q2: Inside in-house operations - how to build world-class trademark functions and portfolios

The top 50 owners of the largest active European trademark portfolios together filed 15% fewer marks last year than they did the year before, dropping from 11,427 applications down to 9,902.

07 July 2021

Tokyo police step up Olympic counterfeit enforcement; Chinese fraud on the USPTO register; Ralph & Russo sold – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Verizon selling the Yahoo! brand in Japan, the IP Office of the Philippines calling on better policies to tackle counterfeiting, a counterfeit haul destroyed in Jamaica, and much more.

06 July 2021

Coca-Cola wins TTAB claim; adidas and Thom Browne clash; EUIPO breaks trademark application record – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the USPTO eliminating the handwritten signature requirement, the Finnish IP office revamping its trademark web pages, and much more.

02 July 2021

Top filers, unprecedented applications and a transformed landscape: a year in the life of the EUIPO

Featured in EUIPO Filing Elite 2021

Worrying drops in filing levels followed by record highs have made for an eventful year at the EUIPO. WTR’s Trevor Little considers how these and other events are affecting the IP ecosystem and could affect the future of the register itself.

01 July 2021

Tencent wins final-instance trial in HONOR OF KINGS dispute

In a victory for Chinese giant Tencent, the Beijing Higher People’s Court has confirmed that the mark HONOR OF KINGS, registered by Guizhou Wenqu Chengyu Liquor Co Ltd for alcoholic beverages, infringed Tencent's registered trademark for its mobile phone game Honor of Kings.

30 June 2021

Kanye West sues Walmart over fake Yeezys; Dior’s Book Tote win; Digip raises €2 million – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at a Canadian indigenous IP programme grants application window opening, IMG acquiring 20too, and much more.

29 June 2021

Proof Authentication CEO expands on “Holy Grail technology” and how consumer demands will shape market

WTR sits down with Dan McKinnon, CEO of Proof Authentication Corporation, to get the inside track on the technology that he characterises as the authentication “Holy Grail”.

28 June 2021

How to drive purpose and profit through strategic brand licensing – exclusive best practice insights

Ciarán Coyle of New York brand extension agency LMCA explores the trends and structures driving best practice in a contemporary brand licensing programme – as well as the demands made on brands by today’s consumers and why authenticity is key.

24 June 2021

Lego on social media enforcement; collaborating to fight fakes; sustainable disposal of counterfeits: takeaways from the International IP Enforcement Summit

We present a range of strategic takeaways from this week's International IP Enforcement Summit.

23 June 2021

Five core technologies every IP practice can rely on

A rundown of the core technologies keeping the IP practices of WTR’s Global Leaders operating at full pace.

23 June 2021

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