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Amazon, Apple and Facebook teams top the list as world’s leading corporate trademark professionals revealed

Released today, the fifth edition of WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals identifies the individuals deemed to be the leading lights of the corporate trademark world.

24 May 2021

WTR Brand Elite analysis: April 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.

20 May 2021

Doing more with less: the new sustained reality facing corporate trademark professionals

The Long Read: This year’s Global Trademark Benchmarking Survey reveals how stretched budgets at in-house trademark departments have hit law firm relationships – and how the covid-19 pandemic has shaped corporate brand strategies for most IP professionals.

20 May 2021

Name of pilgrimage route refused registration for Class 16 goods

The Appeals Division of the Lithuanian State Patent Bureau found that consumers would unambiguously perceive the sign CAMINO LITUANO - the name of a pilgrimage route in Lithuania - for Class 16 goods as referring to printed matter conveying information on that route.

20 May 2021

“The death knell for his portfolio” – Banksy loses another trademark in bitter IP dispute

A trademark owned by street artist Banksy has been declared invalid by the EUIPO, with the attorney for the opposing party claiming that “the real nail in the coffin” that led to the decision was “the public comments of Banksy and his lawyer”.

19 May 2021

FC Barcelona and Man Utd are brand champions – the football clubs and players with the largest trademark portfolios revealed

Exclusive research from WTR can reveal that Manchester United has the largest football brand portfolio in the world, with Lionel Messi boasting the most significant number of registrations for a single player.

18 May 2021

Court sentences defendants to a total of 42 years in prison following largest-ever raid against online counterfeit golf products sellers

Following the largest-ever raid of counterfeit golf equipment, which was executed by the Shanghai Police in cooperation with the US Golf Manufacturers Anti-counterfeiting Working Group, a court in Pudong district has convicted all 15 defendants.

17 May 2021

Qatar Airways decries VisitQatar.com; Donuts launches anti-phishing tool; INTA to hold free legal clinic – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at brands risking a boycott for poor ad placement, new plans for the Victoria’s Secret brand, and much more.

14 May 2021

Traditional Oslo restaurant’s name and logo not protected under trademark or unfair competition law, says appellate court

This case raises interesting questions regarding the threshold of inherent distinctiveness under Norwegian trademark law, and illustrates the complex relationship between trademark and unfair competition law in the country.

13 May 2021

Hasbro’s repeat filings of MONOPOLY mark judged harshly by General Court

In a major development concerning the concept of ‘bad faith’ in EU trademark law, the General Court has held that Hasbro’s trademark filing strategy - which was designed to avoid having to prove the genuine use of its earlier MONOPOLY marks - was unlawful.

07 May 2021

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