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Amazon, Apple and Facebook teams top the list as world’s leading corporate trademark professionals revealed

Released today, the fifth edition of WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals identifies the individuals deemed to be the leading lights of the corporate trademark world.

24 May 2021

Why the future of IP services lies in holistic, cross-functional data offerings

A growing appreciation for the importance of intellectual property means that IP service providers are under greater pressure to deliver products that cater to multiple functions under one roof without jeopardising ability or accessibility.

24 May 2021

WTR Brand Elite analysis: April 2021

Featured in Stock market performance

The WTR Brand Elite project tracks how a defined set of brand-focused companies with industry-leading trademark teams perform against stock market indices.

20 May 2021

Doing more with less: the new sustained reality facing corporate trademark professionals

The Long Read: This year’s Global Trademark Benchmarking Survey reveals how stretched budgets at in-house trademark departments have hit law firm relationships – and how the covid-19 pandemic has shaped corporate brand strategies for most IP professionals.

20 May 2021

Reverse confusion suit not ironclad, but SmartSync lives on

In this dispute between Ironhawk - the owner of the SMARTSYNC mark - and Dropbox over the latter’s use of the name Smart Sync, Ironhawk focused primarily on its reverse confusion theory of infringement.

19 May 2021

USPTO announces proposed new rules; Clubhouse trademark infringement suit; Atari sues Pixels – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Ralph Lauren agreeing to sell the Club Monaco brand, General Mills picking up the Tyson Foods pet food business, the ICANN board signing off on its finances and much more.

18 May 2021

Chanel loses its way in trademark orientation opposition

French fashion house Chanel has failed to prevent the registration of a figurative mark with two interlaced curves by Chinese technology giant Huawei.

14 May 2021

Swatch prevails in dispute with Apple over Steve Jobs’ “one more thing” catchphrase

In a decision that shows the difficulty of relying on parody in a bad-faith opposition, the High Court of England and Wales has upheld Swatch's appeal against Apple's successful oppositions to Swatch's applications for two ONE MORE THING marks.

06 May 2021

Wrigley takes on THC-infused Skittles; Diablo trademark dispute; EUIPO launches SME support fund – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at a court valuing the name and likeness of Michael Jackson, Anaqua acquiring SeeUnity, ICANN publishing its ‘proposed for adoption’ financial and budget plans, and much more.

04 May 2021

WTR Brand Elite analysis: March 2021

Featured in Stock market performance

The WTR Brand Elite project tracks how a defined set of brand-focused companies with industry-leading trademark teams perform against stock market indices.

26 April 2021

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