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WTR Brand Elite analysis: November 2020

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.

17 December 2020

Bentley Clothing prevails against Bentley Motors but laments enforcement costs for small businesses

Bentley Motors has lost its appeal against a ruling in a long-running dispute with Bentley Clothing. However, the clothing company's director has slammed the current legal system.

17 December 2020

‘Icy’ guidance on Polaroid factors: Second Circuit notes lack of direction regarding how much weight to give each factor

Although there is a lack of guidance as to how much weight to accord each of the eight Polaroid factors, this decision of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit demonstrates that two of the factors can be especially persuasive.

14 December 2020

Trademarks during the year of covid: exclusive insights from ESPN and Harley-Davidson

Continuing our new series, WTR presents exclusive insights from the principal counsel at ESPN, Allison Cantor, and the assistant general counsel of trademarks at Harley-Davidson, Adraea Brown.

10 December 2020

First virtual broadcast of counterfeit goods destruction ceremony

Destruction ceremonies are important tools in deterring bad-faith actors from becoming players in the counterfeit goods trade, and making such ceremonies available to watch online could become common practice in the future.

10 December 2020

Michael Gleissner: massive scope of trademark and domain portfolio revealed in exclusive data

A major new investigation from WTR has identified over 6,800 trademarks and 6,900 domain names that appear to be related to multi-millionaire and serial trademark filer Michael Gleissner.

24 November 2020

WTR Brand Elite analysis: October 2020

Featured in Stock market performance

The WTR Brand Elite indices registered a two-point drop in the month ending 30 September – their first fall in seven months. The latest results returned a similar decline.

23 November 2020

Only a few weeks left to make nominations for the 2021 WTR Industry Awards and WTR 300 projects

There's not long left to nominate corporate trademark professionals for recognition at the WTR Industry Awards 2021 and in the next edition of WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals.

23 November 2020

Good news for Ferrari as CJEU rules that use of mark for second-hand car sales may be sufficient to constitute genuine use

In a decision that will be welcomed by trademark owners, the Court of Justice of the European Union has held that use of Ferrari’s TESTAROSSA mark for spare parts and second-hand vehicles may be sufficient to constitute genuine use of the mark.

16 November 2020

The one-woman legal team behind the greenest racers on the grid: interview with Envision Virgin Racing’s general counsel

Jennifer Babington sat down with WTR to describe how her team manages to punch along with the big guns in motorsport’s greenest challenge.

10 November 2020

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