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Blow for Sony in GT RACING case

Sony has failed in its attempt to prevent the registration of GT RACING based on its GT and GRAN TURISMO marks, which it uses for its popular Gran Turismo video game.

13 September 2021

SANTA CRUZ – a city, place, ship, given name or the Spanish for ‘holy cross’?

This decision of the Borgarting Court of Appeal highlights that, in the assessment of distinctive character, one must not confer greater geographical knowledge to the average consumer than there is basis for.

13 September 2021

Mariah Carey trademark dispute; Mars Wrigley signs deal with Brand Central; Nigeria counterfeits update – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at China seeking comments on a new judgement standard, the Ayla trademark dispute being revived by the Ninth Circuit, the Costa Rica IP office aligning with CP6, and more.

31 August 2021

NBA Properties’ Ayala Deutsch named WTR 2021 In-house Leader of the Year

The accolade recognises her stellar leadership at both company and wider industry level.

27 August 2021

TTAB upholds fraud claim against distributor of massage chairs who registered manufacturer's mark

For only the second time since the Federal Circuit's 2009 decision in In re Bose, the US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has upheld a claim of fraud.

19 August 2021

Cleveland Guardians rebrand snafu leaves experts scratching their heads

Rebranding is a mammoth task, but the Cleveland Guardians dispute highlights various pitfalls to avoid.

12 August 2021

WTR Brand Elite analysis: July 2021

Featured in Stock market performance

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

Brand Lionel Messi: the IP implications of the footballer’s FC Barcelona departure

WTR reveals that Messi owns the most trademark registrations of any football player, so his next move will be a commercial boon for whatever club manages to secure his services.

09 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

From Tokyo to Brisbane: inside the ever-evolving Olympic brand protection strategy

Jayne Durden, vice president, law firm strategy at Anaqua, reveals how the International Olympic Committee enforces the Olympic brand and what actions sponsors and advertisers should take through every stage of the Olympic cycle.

28 July 2021

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