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Why the SPECTACLES trademark case is one to watch

With technology company Snap taking the USPTO to court for rejecting the registration of a SPECTACLES trademark, Phillips Nizer partner Alan Behr outlines his thoughts on the dispute in our latest opinion column.

22 January 2022

Louis Vuitton fails to prove reputation; Sri Lanka amends IP Act; TikTok owner launches perfume – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Hong Kong authorities stepping up their anti-counterfeiting efforts, Kodak eyeing Indian expansion, ICANN appointing a new CTO, and much more.

21 January 2022

OpenSea: how trademark infringement is rampant on the biggest NFT marketplace

A WTR investigation uncovers numerous instances of brand names and imagery being sold on the NFT marketplace OpenSea, including one fashion brand's logo on sale for over $3 million.

20 January 2022

WTR Brand Elite analysis: December 2021

Featured in Stock market performance

The WTR Brand Elite indices rose five points in the month ending 31 December, hitting its highest level since we started tracking the indices four years ago.

20 January 2022

Lacoste sues Marks & Spencer; Microsoft to buy Activision Blizzard; North Korea registers eight trademarks – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at data pointing to a Brexit trademark stampede, fashion brands being warned over greenwashing, and more.

18 January 2022

UKIPO seeks design views; INTA files amicus brief; Lego delays Activision Blizzard partnership – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the French and Singapore IP office cooperation, the Kazakhstan IP registry responding to nationwide unrest, and much more.

14 January 2022

EUIPO and KIPO ranked most innovative IP offices in the world

In newly-released exclusive research, the EU and Korean IP offices have been named as the most innovative IP agencies in the world.

05 January 2022

The world of IP office innovation and accessibility: new WTR special report released

WTR’s latest special report, available now to subscribers, explores how IP offices around the world are embracing innovation and why it matters to all trademark professionals.

05 January 2022

The future of law firms: how to stand out with technology in 2022

Law firms will have to start using technology in the same way as corporations if they are to retain talent and remain competitive next year, argues Anaqua vice president and general manager at Domenic Leo.

28 December 2021

A STEALTH-y acquisition of trademark rights

This case raises important questions as to how long two entities must co-exist with the same or a similar mark to meet the requirements for a successful defence of honest concurrent use.

16 December 2021

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