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Why you cannot afford to ignore the metaverse

As brands amass on the sidelines, the numbers say the metaverse has to be taken seriously.

09 July 2022

Spotlight on the right-to-repair movement and IP rights in India

The growing right-to-repair movement is demanding that manufacturers stop suppressing consumer and third-party repairs; however, manufacturers claim that this will force them to reveal proprietary technology and that poor-quality repairs will create brand dilution. Trends in India favour access to quality goods at free market prices.

07 July 2022

APPSTREAM refusal upheld on appeal

In a blow to Amazon Technologies, the Board of Appeal has agreed with the ISIPO that the word mark APPSTREAM lacked distinctive character for certain services in Class 42.

06 July 2022

Good news for Huawei as PTO and IP Police coordinate successful raid against Lima shopping centre

The authorities seized a large number of counterfeit items bearing the HUAWEI trademarks that were being sold as genuine goods.

05 July 2022

NFTs, UDRPs, Amazon brand protection update: insights from WTR Connect 2022

Takeaways from last week’s WTR Connect virtual event, including exclusive insights from brand professionals at Amazon, Verizon and the EUIPO.

04 July 2022

Uniden’s mobile radio product found to infringe GME’s registered design

The case demonstrates that registered designs can provide a reasonably streamlined and cost-effective way of protecting the visual features of a product.

04 July 2022

Why innovative pre-apply services lead to better trademark applications

Nathan Abraham, deputy director, tribunal at the UKIPO, outlines why he believes AI-driven pre-apply services should be the future of trademark application filing.

02 July 2022

CNIPA fines three trademark firms for forgery; INTA files Rogers amicus brief; Nike exits Russia – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Kim Kardashian being sued over her SKKN brand, Yuga Labs – the company behind the Bored Ape NFT project – initiating legal action, and much more.

01 July 2022

Taking AI to the next level: JPO outlines plans around IP and artificial intelligence

The JPO has released its latest action plan on the implementation of IP tools that utilise cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology.

30 June 2022

WTR Brand Elite analysis: May 2022

Featured in Stock market performance

The WTR Brand Elite dropped a point in the month ending 31 May, as stock markets around the world returned mixed results. Companies in the energy sector, though, had a strong month.

23 June 2022

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