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How Ford is redefining itself – starting with legacy trademarks

Evolving industries and a renewed brand focus require a new way of navigating trademark issues, reveals Ford chief trademark counsel Sharon Sorkin.

08 September 2021

Stricter WHOIS rules come into force in Denmark

While ICANN has relaxed WHOIS information requirements due to perceived issues with the GDPR, Denmark has recently made the consequences of not keeping contact information up-to-date harsher for registrants of ‘.dk’ domain names.

08 September 2021

USTR launches notorious market comment period as online counterfeiting remains hot button political issue

Rights holders would be wise to engage with the USTR’s calls for comments ahead of the next notorious markets list, argues our latest Saturday opinion column.

04 September 2021

China moves to increase pressure on e-commerce platforms, threatening to revoke business licences for IP violations

China’s SAMR has announced its intention to amend the country’s E-commerce Law, threatening to revoke the licences of platforms that fail to take proper action against counterfeiters.

02 September 2021

As both sides escalate lobbying efforts, exclusive research reveals trademark professional support over platform liability legislation

WTR recently polled trademark professionals to build a complete picture of the online enforcement landscape. One question was whether mooted legislation to make e-commerce companies liable for counterfeit goods sold on their platforms was necessary.

31 August 2021

Everything you need to know about BIMI and validated mark certificates, how they increase brand trust, and which companies have adopted them

A range of brands are taking advantage of the Brand Indicators for Message Identification standard, combined with trademark validation through validated mark certificates.

30 August 2021

Influencer liability ruling opens door for direct infringement claims, but brands must tread carefully

Social media influencers could become bigger targets for trademark infringement suits under a recent ruling by the California District Court. But brand owners must be careful not to turn loyal followers against them.

30 August 2021

Trademark Terminal pauses filing operation, as evidence suggests USPTO cracks down

Various controversial low-cost filing agencies, including Trademark Terminal and Trademark Falcon, have stopped accepting new clients, with one expert saying it is “likely” the USPTO has cracked down on the entities.

26 August 2021

How Starbucks protects its most valuable assets: interview exclusive

Starbucks managing director, corporate counsel for global brand protection and intellectual property Batur Oktay reveals how the US coffee chain giant handles a portfolio of more than 18,000 trademarks spanning over 80 countries.

25 August 2021

CIPO examination backlog worsens; INTA files amicus brief; UKIPO changes fee process – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at interim deputy director Coke Stewart departing the USPTO, Namibia joining TMclass, Beyond Meat looking to introduce non-dairy brands, and much more.

20 August 2021

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