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“Every little bit of help from brands is useful” – Ukrainian MP urges companies to take action

In an exclusive interview with WTR, Ukrainian MP Sviatoslav Yurash has called on international organisations to speak up about the ongoing invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces.

02 March 2022

WTR Brand Elite analysis: January 2022

Featured in Stock market performance

The WTR Brand Elite indices fell four points in the month ending 31 January, mirroring the performance of a number of major stock markets. Among the overall computing and software group, Microsoft dropped 27 points (albeit from a three-year high at the end of December) and Salesforce was down 20 points.

21 February 2022

Battle of MERCURY in trademark and passing-off dispute

This dispute between rival equestrian products companies highlights that it is crucial for businesses to obtain trademark registrations for their brands as early as possible.

04 February 2022

WTR Brand Elite analysis: December 2021

Featured in Stock market performance

The WTR Brand Elite indices rose five points in the month ending 31 December, hitting its highest level since we started tracking the indices four years ago.

20 January 2022

How to initiate a trademark infringement action against a registered trademark in China

This landmark case involving US company Travel Sentry Inc should encourage IP rights owners to fight against free-riders who successfully register infringing trademarks.

29 November 2021

Appeal court overturns lower court’s decision in cable car logo dispute

The district court’s decision in this dispute between two cable car venues in Norwegian beauty spots had received some criticism for its application of Paragraphs 30 and 25 of the Marketing Control Act.

11 November 2021

“Enormous significance” – Swiss Enforcement weighs in on importance of Iceland v Iceland

In an exclusive interview, Swiss Enforcement managing director David Stärkle reveals why the Iceland dispute at the EUIPO is important for the broader trademark ecosystem.

19 October 2021

Brand protection and security threats: domain management at Red Ventures

An interview with Tegan Dover, information technology procurement manager at Red Ventures, the owner of consumer brands including Lonely Planet, CNET, ZDNet and TV Guide.

11 October 2021

Emma Raducanu trademark misreporting; new INTA resolution; Oreo and Pokémon team up – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at US Customs unveiling a dedicated centralised inspection facility in Los Angeles, the Kroger Co joining Buy Safe America, and much more.

17 September 2021

Emma Raducanu, the brand: why trademark protection needs to be a priority for tennis superstar

Tennis player Emma Raducanu could become a “billion-dollar sports star” through commercial deals, but reaching that potential will require effective brand protection – with one expert claiming delay could result in costly legal battles.

13 September 2021

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