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Call grows for USTR notorious markets list to include chat and social media platforms

The deadline for written comments for the 2022 USTR notorious markets list has passed, with submissions pushing for the inclusion of social media and US platforms.

11 October 2022

Canon seizes funds in action that shows power of following the money

Canon’s win against more than 50 illicit online sellers illustrates the effectiveness of following the money in anti-counterfeiting suits and provides a checklist of behaviours to look for when building a case.

10 October 2022

1,000 filings, chasing counterfeits and fighting cybersquatters: Grab superapp gets tough on enforcement

Head of intellectual property and technology Angeline Lee discusses the company’s brand protection strategy as its trademark portfolio passes the 1,000 mark.

06 October 2022

Five minutes with… ByteDance

WTR takes a closer look at ByteDance’s global IP strategy in a new Q&A series.

05 October 2022

Shopee pledges fakes crackdown; scam websites on the rise; Carlsberg wins Delhi High Court injunction – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Lidl being ordered to melt thousands of trademark-infringing treats, Western Digital prevailing in India, and much more.

30 September 2022

Counterfeit hotspots in Uganda that brand owners must be aware of

In a new edition from our ongoing series on physical marketplaces that reportedly engage in the trade of counterfeit goods, we head to Uganda.

28 September 2022

Brand protection in 2027: new WTR Special Report released

WTR’s latest Special Report, available now to subscribers, explores what life could look like for brand protection professionals in 2027.

27 September 2022

Board of Appeal decision highlights difficulties in registering 3D marks for everyday consumer goods

The decision emphasises that distinctive character acquired through use must be shown throughout the territory of the European Union, and not only in a substantial part of it.

27 September 2022

Cryptoplanet: brand protection in a world of blockchain and NFTs

Featured in WTR Special Report Q3 2022: Brand protection 2027: Why trademark practitioners must prepare for the future now

Rosanne Yang from InfoLawGroup looks at current brand protection issues in the digital Wild West to analyse what rights holders can do to monitor and enforce, and what to expect in the years ahead

27 September 2022

The data is in – the metaverse is here to stay

Featured in WTR Special Report Q3 2022: Brand protection 2027: Why trademark practitioners must prepare for the future now

One could be forgiven for envisioning the brand implications of Web 3.0 as an obstacle on the distant horizon, however, the reality is that these threats may be just around the corner. As exclusive WTR data – as well as other recent research from respected providers – reveals, the brand protection opportunities and challenges are close at hand, and strategies should be put in place to prepare before it is too late

27 September 2022

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