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Alphabet and Apple outperform other tech brands in latest WTR Brand Elite indices analysis

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

11 August 2021

Amazon and GoPro file counterfeit lawsuit; Aldi trolls Marks & Spencer; Manchester United to be renamed – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at INTA unveiling a student moot court competition in the Andean Community, Canon USA updating its anti-counterfeiting consumer education, and much more.

10 August 2021

Ninth Circuit: don’t count your Lamborghinis before your trademark is in use

This dispute between Social Technologies and Apple over the mark MEMOJI highlights that mere adoption of a mark without bona fide use in commerce is insufficient to establish rights in that mark under the Lanham Act.

10 August 2021

Enhanced version of 2021 WTR 300 now available

WTR is pleased to unveil the enhanced version of this year’s WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals. New features include in-depth profiles highlighting the roles and achievements of these industry experts.

09 August 2021

PepsiCo sells Tropicana brand; Oatly loses infringement suit; Banjul Protocol effective in The Gambia – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at OpSec Security launching an analytics tool to neutralise bad actor networks, a Scottish knitwear company winning an EUIPO appeal, and much more.

06 August 2021

Sky v Skykick: Sky secures gold in final as Court of Appeal finds broad trademark specifications are not grounds for invalidity

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales has given judgment in the long-running trademark dispute between Sky and SkyKick, in one of the most important and awaited trademark decisions of the last few years.

06 August 2021

Online marketplaces in Brazil that should be on counterfeit enforcement radars

In the first of a new regular series on WTR, we speak with leading law firms to identify the digital marketplaces that brand owners should monitor as part of their global anti-counterfeiting efforts. We begin today in Brazil.

05 August 2021

Building a single Clarivate: new IP group president expands on brand mission and future plans

We caught up with Gordon Samson, former head of Clarivate Asia-Pacific and now president of the IP group, to hear more about his ambitions for the team and how further growth is shaping company strategy.

27 July 2021

Facebook and Microsoft take IP diversity pledge; USPTO publishes new TMEP; Sony sells Crackle trademark – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at counterfeit face masks being seized in Malaysia, Lorna Jane responding to a fine for covid-19-related advertising claims, and much more.

27 July 2021

Image recognition and KYC initiative top priorities for Mercado Libre, head of brand protection reveals

Earlier this month, Mercado Libre revealed that reports of IP infringement fell across its platforms in the second half of 2020. We spoke to head of brand protection Juan Cichero to find out what more the company is doing to differentiate its services and combat evolving counterfeit activity.

26 July 2021

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