Vehicles & Transport

Audi launches anti-counterfeiting campaign, YouTube brand safety fiasco and TMview expands: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at the expansion of the EUIPO’s TMview search platform, Scotch Whisky attaining GI protection in South Africa, Chinese trademarks continuing rapid growth rate, and much more.

Audi launches anti-counterfeiting campaign, YouTube brand safety fiasco and TMview expands: news round-up
27 Jul 2018

US Senate passes trademark resolution, UKIPO fake auto parts warning, and Taylor Swift’s cat marks: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at India exploring a drug serialisation programme, trademark lessons from the closure of Ivanka Trump's brand, a call for an IP tribunal in Uganda, and much more.

22 Jun 2018

“The right tools and people”: how Harley-Davidson ensures trademark success

How Harley-Davidson, winner of the WTR Industry Award for Europe, Middle East and Africa Team of the Year, takes a collaborative approach to brand protection.


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20 Sep 2018

Tread lightly: tyre company’s use of competitor’s mould is reverse passing off

In a case involving sellers of industrial tyres, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has confirmed that the defendant’s use of a competitor’s tyre mould to make its own tyres created a likelihood of confusion. Read more

11 Sep 2018

AUTOKEY marks found to have acquired secondary meaning as badge of origin

The Irish controller for patents, designs and trademarks has found that, although two AUTOKEY marks were liable to be refused under two different sections of the Trademarks Act, the marks had acquired distinctiveness through use. Read more

10 Sep 2018

Victory for mark owners as CJEU rules that they can prevent de-branding of imported goods

In Mitsubishi Shoji Kaisha Ltd v Duma Forklifts NV, the Court of Justice of the European Union has considered the issue of de-branding and re-branding of goods imported into the European Union. Read more

24 Jul 2018

Dispute between Dunlop and Goodyear highlights importance of maintaining control over use of marks

In Dunlop v Goodyear, the Federal Court of Australia has considered a dispute over the use and registration of the mark DUNLOP and the 'flying D' device mark. Read more


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18 May 2018

The world’s leading corporate trademark professionals revealed

Released today, Apple, Mars and Procter & Gamble head up the 2018 edition of the WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals. Now in its second edition, this community-led research project identifies the leading lights of the corporate trademark world. Read more

4 May 2018

adidas and Nike revealed as most visible brands on social media platforms

The brand logos which appear the most on Instagram and Twitter have been revealed, with sports brands adidas and Nike leading the pack. The results also reveal which brands are perceived the most positively and negatively, as well as those most targeted by fraudsters. Read more

19 Apr 2018

WTR Industry Awards 2018: the shortlist revealed

The WTR Industry Awards 2018  honour leading trademark teams and individuals across a range of sectors. We reveal the shortlist. Read more

14 Mar 2018

Philip Morris, Michelin and Electrolux lead UDRP filers list as domain actions hit historical high

UDRP case filings at WIPO continued their upward momentum, with 3,074 cases handled in 2017. While the rise was less pronounced than in previous years, the figure set a new record.  Read more


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22 Jun 2018

GOGET owner stops use of 'Go Get Cabs' in Federal Circuit Court

Australia’s Federal Circuit Court has found that the respondent’s use of the Go Get Cabs name for taxi services amounted to misleading and deceptive conduct. Read more

15 Jun 2018

WTR Industry Award winner profile: American Airlines

The American Airline team is tasked with overseeing a significant global portfolio, in addition to serving as data counsel. Read more

23 May 2018

General Court: no mercy for late submission of proof of use

In Skyleader v EUIPO the General Court has confirmed that the documents containing the proof of use of the SKYLEADER mark had been received outside the time limit set by the EUIPO. Read more

21 May 2018

General Court: well-known mark status cannot be established based on assumptions

The EU General Court has annulled a Board of Appeal decision declaring that the mark MASSI was invalid. It was not possible to ascertain the actual degree of knowledge of the earlier mark MASI without relying on assumptions. Read more


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25 Mar 2018

Shifting markets and brand positions in a transforming auto industry: exclusive data analysis

We take a deep dive into the trademark landscape of the automotive sector. While Germany remains the home of the most valuable auto brands, Chinese companies are quickly catching up. Read more

17 Nov 2017

Germany’s hearty trademark scene and stunning courtroom win rates: exclusive data analysis

The latest country data report focuses on Germany. We reveal the European powerhouse’s leading sectors and explain how the country’s robust brands have continued to surge in value. Read more