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“We remain strong” – INTA CEO pledges togetherness as 2020 Annual Meeting begins

The 2020 INTA Annual Meeting officially kicked off earlier today, with the association’s CEO declaring that “not celebrating the Annual Meeting has never been an option” and declaring that 2021 looks “bright” for the industry.

16 November 2020

Film titles - trademarks or not trademarks?

The recent decision of the Australian Trademarks Office in a case involving a film called Lion again discusses the issue of whether a film title may function as a trademark.

10 November 2020

Four Seasons Total Landscaping: trademark lessons from a bizarre political event

When US President Donald Trump announced a press conference at Four Seasons Total Landscaping in Philadelphia, it sparked a bemused reaction around the globe and offers some important takeaways for brand owners.

09 November 2020

Still time to nominate for the 2021 WTR Industry Awards and WTR 300 projects

There is still time to nominate corporate trademark professionals for recognition at the WTR Industry Awards 2021 and in the next edition of WTR 300.

26 October 2020

Application to stay appeal in relation to SKYCLUB mark grounded by appointed person

This dispute between Delta Air Lines Inc and Ontro Limited over the registration of the mark SKYCLUB highlights that it is crucial to have a clear strategy when engaging in opposition proceedings.

21 October 2020

Family of former FIFA vice-president fails to prevent broadcast of TV series depicting 2015 corruption scandal

The court of appeal in Buenos Aires has confirmed the dismissal of a petition for a preliminary injunction filed by the son and daughter of former FIFA vice-president Julio H Grondona seeking to prevent Amazon Prime from streaming the series El Presidente.

16 October 2020

Fighting counterfeits during a pandemic, monetising brands and picking external counsel – takeaways from the second week of WTR Connect

The highlights from the second week of WTR Connect include insight into the record-breaking filing levels in key Asia-Pacific jurisdictions, how Microsoft’s tech philosophy spurs the trademark department and strategies to bring down enforcement costs.

16 October 2020

Dispelling counterfeit myths, prioritising budgets, navigating political conflicts – WTR Connect week one takeaways

We present highlights and learnings from the first week of WTR Connect, including how to prioritise enforcement budgets, fight fakes on Weixin and navigate brands through turbulent political times.

09 October 2020

Hugo Boss enforcement controversy; ICANN leadership selections; Idle Hands changes name – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Airbnb targeting a December IPO, OpSec launching an integration hub, a Philippines politician looking to crack down on counterfeit goods, and much more.

06 October 2020

WTR Industry Awards 2020 winners revealed as corporate excellence celebrated

The winners of the WTR Industry Awards 2020 have been announced in a series of online ceremonies, with winners including the trademark teams from 3M, Amazon.com, Entertainment One, Tommy Hilfiger and Unilever.

05 October 2020

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