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WTR Brand Elite analysis: May 2023

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The WTR Brand Elite dropped one point through May, as major stock indices returned mixed results. Tech brands performed strongly, with a suite of new AI-powered Alexa devices giving Amazon a notable boost.

22 June 2023

Appeal court issues decision in NORTHERN LIGHTS case

While the registrations for the NORTHERN LIGHT marks are still in force, the scope of protection afforded by these registrations for services in Class 43 is now negligible following the court’s decision.

15 June 2023

WTR Brand Elite analysis: April 2023

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The WTR Brand Elite rose a single point through April, taking it to its highest value level in just over a year.

29 May 2023

Brands in smaller sectors risk losing customers if they do not invest in reputation early

Brand owners in smaller sectors cannot rely on a lack of competition to guarantee consumer loyalty. Investing in brand reputation early is vital to long-term success, argues this week’s Saturday opinion.

27 May 2023

WTR award winners revealed: industry elite celebrates in Singapore

Corporate trademark excellence has been celebrated at Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay, with the winners of this year’s WTR Industry Awards announced at an exclusive champagne reception.

18 May 2023

Manchester United crowned trademark world champions, as Erling Haaland obtains first marks

Manchester United continues to hold the biggest trademark portfolio in world football, followed by Tottenham Hotspur, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, new research from WTR reveals.

15 May 2023

Sporting goods company successfully relies on prior Slovenian company name in invalidation action against EUTM registration

The decision establishes that a prior company name protected under Slovenian law can be relied on in invalidation or opposition proceedings before the EUIPO if certain conditions are met.

15 May 2023

General Court: no likelihood of confusion between abstract ‘fantasy figures’

The court confirmed that there was no likelihood of confusion between two marks consisting of a ‘fantasy figure’ including an open smiling mouth and a top hat for gaming-related goods and services.

02 May 2023

Celebrating in-house leaders: 2023 edition of WTR 300 launches

WTR is pleased to unveil the seventh edition of the WTR 300, which identifies the individuals deemed to be the leading lights of the corporate trademark world.

28 April 2023

WTR Industry Awards 2023: shortlisted teams and individuals unveiled

WTR is pleased to reveal the shortlist for the 2023 WTR Industry Awards, with nominees including the corporate trademark teams from Apple, Haleon, Manolo Blahnik, and Treasury Wines Estates.

08 April 2023

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