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Tracking fakes: revealing the most popular regions for buyers of counterfeit goods

New research from WTR reveals where people searching for counterfeit goods are residing, uncovering a significant difference between brands.

13 January 2021

LVMH completes Tiffany acquisition; AWS blow for Amazon; new USPTO deputy trademarks commissioner – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at E & J Gallo Winery acquiring over 30 brands from Constellation, Taste Beauty being picked up by Centric Brands,  IPEC's new annual IP report, and much more.

08 January 2021

Lego infringement sentences upheld; The Mandalorian tops piracy list; counterfeit face masks seized – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at a new technology aiming to combat fake whisky, Novagraaf acquiring Thomsen Trampedach, how 2020 was a good year for purchasing well-known retail brands, and much more.

05 January 2021

Customer obsession leads the way for Amazon.com

Dana Brown Northcott of Amazon.com shares her insight on the part played by the trademark team in yet another record-breaking year for the cyber giant, and how dedication to the end consumer has been a recipe for success since day one.

31 December 2020

WTR Brand Elite analysis: November 2020

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.

17 December 2020

Trump weighs in on rebrand; Reddit acquires Dubsmash; USPTO director talks designs – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the IPR Center recognising Alibaba’s IP efforts, a battle for the Arcadia and Debenhams brands, brand enforcement lessons from a fake Dr Fauci, and much more.

15 December 2020

Chinese IP agency fined for fraud; USPTO appoints new policy chief; Brainbase CEO lauded – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Authentic Brands Group acquiring a stake in an event producer, authorities seizing a shipment of counterfeit 3M surgical masks, brands being urged to ‘inspire’, and much more.

11 December 2020

EUIPO finds no likelihood of confusion between purely figurative marks

Visual differences play an important role in the global assessment of the likelihood of confusion between purely figurative trademarks, as demonstrated in this decision of the Opposition Division of the EUIPO.

10 December 2020

BrewDog trademark dispute regret; CJEU rejects wine bottle; Clarivate acquires Hanlim IPS – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at spoon-bender Uri Geller giving his permission to use a Pokemon after a two-decade dispute, Spin Master signing a licensing deal with Warner Bros, and much more.

01 December 2020

Are mobile phones really little computers?

In opposition proceedings against LG Electronics Inc's application for K7, the EU General Court has confirmed that "smart phones", "mobile phones" and "wearable smart phones" are similar to "computers".

01 December 2020

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