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“I used to call myself Cinderella”: INTA’s first African-American officer reflects on her personal journey and diversity in the trademark profession

In November last year, Deborah Hampton made history when she was elected to be the first African-American officer at INTA. She sits down with WTR to discuss her journey and the state of diversity in the industry.

06 January 2021

Why dropping the Mastercard name was a killer move from the IP team

We reflect on the innovative steps that earned Mastercard the title of this year’s WTR Financial and Professional Services Team of the Year.

31 December 2020

Collaboration is key to Western Digital’s online success

Assistant general counsel Suchi Somasekar explains how Western Digital has continued to engage internal and external stakeholders while dealing with “an explosion of online counterfeits” – earning his side the title of WTR’s Technology and Consumer Electronics Team of the Year.

30 December 2020

Courtroom prowess proves resilience of award-winning Jaguar Land Rover brand

Jaguar Land Rover’s recent prosecution successes send a clear message on how seriously the company considers its IP protection – earning the group tasked with such efforts the WTR Europe, Middle East and Africa Team of the Year Award.

30 December 2020

Team spirit – the fuel driving Daimler IP to success

Lita Silje Schmitz, head of global IP enforcement at Daimler IP, reveals how the group’s extremely collaborative set-up is its strongest weapon in the fight against fakes – earning it the 2020 WTR Industry Award for Vehicles and Transport Team of the Year.

29 December 2020

Brexit worries allay as Scotch Whisky Association toasts another successful year

For the second year in a row, the Scotch Whisky Association has prevailed as WTR’s Not-for-Profit Organisation Team of the Year. Deputy director of legal affairs Lindesay Low discusses the strategy behind the group’s multiple successes over the past 12 months.

29 December 2020

How corporate social responsibility is driving Tommy Hilfiger’s brand strategy

After collaborating with major brands on an advertising campaign to raise awareness of the trade in fraudulent personal protective equipment, it is little wonder that the Tommy Hilfiger IP group has been recognised as WTR’s Fashion, Cosmetics and Luxury Goods Team of the Year.

29 December 2020

Full integration makes IHG’s IP team a welcoming host

Tami Collie of InterContinental Hotel Group – winner of the WTR Industry Award for Travel and Leisure Team of the Year – reveals how respect and collegiality are helping the trademark team to tackle a bold new acquisition while weathering the hit from covid-19.

28 December 2020

How the Verizon team protects the foundations of its branded house

WTR gets the inside track on how Verizon’s trademark department, named Internet and Telecommunications Team of the Year at the 2020 WTR Industry Awards, approaches brand management in the face of opportunists and a rapidly evolving field.

28 December 2020

China hogs the enforcement limelight for Peppa Pig owner Entertainment One

Entertainment One’s senior director of brand protection, Niall Trainor, reflects on a year dominated by a major acquisition and reveals the key factors that led to his side winning WTR’s Sports, Entertainment and Media Team of the Year Award.

24 December 2020

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