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Brand Tracker: January-April 2022

Featured in Prosecution

Filing activity is continuing to decline among 25 of the world’s leading corporations, according to the latest WTR Brand Tracker data.

15 June 2022

Trademarks most widely used IP right in UK, reveals groundbreaking UKIPO study

The UKIPO has published a new report examining the IP activity of every UK industry sector, revealing that 95.8% of all industries utilise trademark registrations.

09 June 2022

Tidal wave of crypto infringement: new service takes down over 2,500 NFTs

Digital global solutions provider OpSec Security has rolled out “the world’s first NFT solution” to help clients combat infringement in this emerging space.

06 June 2022

“Deliberate concealment” tactic leads Court of Appeal to refuse permission for otherwise legally legitimate amendments to case

The fact that an amendment advances a case which is permissible under the Trademarks Act is relevant, but not determinative

26 May 2022

WTR Brand Elite analysis: April 2022

Featured in Stock market performance

The WTR Brand Elite slumped seven points in the month ending 30 April, falling to its lowest level since February 2021.

23 May 2022

How one company is helping brands take down counterfeit NFTs

Tech start-up CounterFind has launched what it describes as “the first automated solution for removing counterfeit NFTs”.

18 May 2022

First sale defence bars trademark infringement where trademarked component is adequately disclosed

In this dispute over the use of ‘Bluetooth’ marks in cars containing Bluetooth-equipped head units, the Ninth Circuit held that the first sale doctrine applies when a trademarked product is incorporated into a new product.

12 May 2022

Inside HDMI Licensing Administrator’s unique IP pool strategy

As HDMI Licensing Administrator celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, its IP leaders are reflecting on the unique aspects of the IP pool as they make plans to grow beyond that number – with trademark strategy central to their success.

04 May 2022

WTR Industry Awards winners revealed as brand leaders convene in Washington DC

In-house excellence has been celebrated at Washington DC’s Planet Word Museum, with the winners of this year’s WTR Industry Awards announced at an exclusive champagne reception.

03 May 2022

Disney reclaims brand intimacy top spot as tech giants drop in rankings

Disney has resumed its position at the top of MBLM’s annual Brand Intimacy Study, as leading tech brands Apple, Amazon and Google all drop in the rankings.

28 April 2022

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