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Emma Raducanu trademark misreporting; new INTA resolution; Oreo and Pokémon team up – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at US Customs unveiling a dedicated centralised inspection facility in Los Angeles, the Kroger Co joining Buy Safe America, and much more.

Emma Raducanu trademark misreporting; new INTA resolution; Oreo and Pokémon team up – news digest
Emma Raducanu, the brand: why trademark protection needs to be a priority for tennis superstar
13 Sep 2021

Emma Raducanu, the brand: why trademark protection needs to be a priority for tennis superstar

Tennis player Emma Raducanu could become a “billion-dollar sports star” through commercial deals, but reaching that potential will require effective brand protection – with one expert claiming delay could result in costly legal battles.

Mariah Carey trademark dispute; Mars Wrigley signs deal with Brand Central; Nigeria counterfeits update – news digest
31 Aug 2021

Mariah Carey trademark dispute; Mars Wrigley signs deal with Brand Central; Nigeria counterfeits update – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at China seeking comments on a new judgement standard, the Ayla trademark dispute being revived by the Ninth Circuit, the Costa Rica IP office aligning with CP6, and more.

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13 Sep 2021

Blow for Sony in GT RACING case

Sony has failed in its attempt to prevent the registration of GT RACING based on its GT and GRAN TURISMO marks, which it uses for its popular Gran Turismo video game. Read more

13 Sep 2021

SANTA CRUZ – a city, place, ship, given name or the Spanish for ‘holy cross’?

This decision of the Borgarting Court of Appeal highlights that, in the assessment of distinctive character, one must not confer greater geographical knowledge to the average consumer than there is basis for. Read more

27 Aug 2021

NBA Properties’ Ayala Deutsch named WTR 2021 In-house Leader of the Year

The accolade recognises her stellar leadership at both company and wider industry level. Read more

19 Aug 2021

TTAB upholds fraud claim against distributor of massage chairs who registered manufacturer's mark

For only the second time since the Federal Circuit's 2009 decision in In re Bose, the US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has upheld a claim of fraud. Read more

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18 Aug 2021

WTR Industry Awards: 15 years of winners and nominees in numbers

Looking back at 15 years of the WTR Industry Awards, today we scrutinise every nominee and winner to reveal the brands that have been most lauded since the annual event began. Read more

16 Aug 2021

WTR Industry Awards 2021 shortlist revealed

We are pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2021 WTR Industry Awards, with winners to be unveiled next week. Read more

9 Aug 2021

Brand Lionel Messi: the IP implications of the footballer’s FC Barcelona departure

WTR reveals that Messi owns the most trademark registrations of any football player, so his next move will be a commercial boon for whatever club manages to secure his services. Read more

9 Aug 2021

Enhanced version of 2021 WTR 300 now available

WTR is pleased to unveil the enhanced version of this year’s WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals. New features include in-depth profiles highlighting the roles and achievements of these industry experts. Read more

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11 Aug 2021

Alphabet and Apple outperform other tech brands in latest WTR Brand Elite indices analysis

The WTR Brand Elite project tracks how a defined set of brand-focused companies with industry-leading trademark teams perform against stock market indices. Read more

21 Jul 2021

The case for consumers: call for legal reform to provide standing to trademark stakeholders

A new study has found that the current Lanham Act “may not be a perfect fit to all sectors of the market”, especially in situations when a consumer’s reliance on a trademark may cause them reputational or financial harm. Read more

13 Jul 2021

Tech brands soar in latest WTR Brand Elite results; Target shows that sustainability pays

The WTR Brand Elite project tracks how a defined set of brand-focused companies with industry-leading trademark teams perform against stock market indices. Read more

7 Jul 2021

The China Trademark 50

Tencent owns the largest number of active Chinese trademarks with a portfolio of 37,205 applications. This is nearly 15,000 more than second-place Beijing Jingdong Triple Bai Lu Pick Up of E-commerce Limited. Read more

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7 Jul 2021

The US Trademark 50

The owners of the 50 largest US trademark portfolios collectively held 58,811 active assets in 2020. Together these entities filed 5,557 applications over the course of the year, down 4% from the previous year. Read more

7 Jul 2021

The Europe Trademark 50

The top 50 owners of the largest active European trademark portfolios together filed 15% fewer marks last year than they did the year before, dropping from 11,427 applications down to 9,902. Read more

11 Sep 2020

Russia exhibits strong filings growth on the back of changes to its intellectual property system

Back-end work continues to improve the registry and trademark landscape. Subsequently, there has been a noticeable uptick in local brands pushing for the protection of their rights. Read more

28 Aug 2020

Economies are battered but many major offices set for record trademark numbers

As the data continues to be updated, we are able to get a better understanding of the extent of the coronavirus’ impact on the trademark ecosystem. Read more

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16 Jan 2020

Online brand protection takeaways: tales from the trenches

Throughout 2019 WTR hosted a number of events that provided practical, strategic brand protection takeaways. Below are some of the key action points and insights. Read more

8 Feb 2019

How Mickey Mouse and Darth Vader are helping to grow the Disney brand empire

In this week's data focus, we look at how multi-media giant Disney is stockpiling recognisable brands to build out its business operations and adapt to a changing industry. Read more

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Travel & Leisure Team of the Year: Marriott International

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North America Team of the Year: World Wrestling Entertainment

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