Vehicles & Transport

eBay urged to ban airbag sales; McDonald’s prevails in McVegan dispute; INTA files amicus brief – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at how digital stamps help tackle fakes in Tanzania, brands warning of marketing activism, and much more.

eBay urged to ban airbag sales; McDonald’s prevails in McVegan dispute; INTA files amicus brief – news digest
<em>WTR</em> needs your nominations for the 2022 Industry Awards and <em>WTR 300</em> projects
14 Oct 2021

WTR needs your nominations for the 2022 Industry Awards and WTR 300 projects

Act now to ensure that the critical work undertaken by corporate trademark professionals is recognised in the 2022 WTR Industry Awards and the next edition of WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals. 

Sony ‘most hated’ brand; INFORM Consumers Act introduced; AB InBev considers beer sale – news digest
8 Oct 2021

Sony ‘most hated’ brand; INFORM Consumers Act introduced; AB InBev considers beer sale – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the USPTO issuing a final rule on international classification changes, the IACC celebrating the Italian Finance Police general commander, and much more.

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20 Oct 2021

Commercial Court issues significant decision on fake car parts

This landmark ruling of the Commercial Court in Belgrade should provide rights holders with a useful tool in their fight against fake auto parts. Read more

15 Oct 2021

General Court: EUTM for tyres filed in bad faith to take advantage of lack of protection of competitor’s mark in Bulgaria

In these invalidity proceedings between rival tyre manufacturers, the General Court agreed with the EUIPO that it was “practically impossible” that Univers Agro intended to honestly use the mark AGATE in the course of trade. Read more

4 Oct 2021

WTR needs your help to recognise the leading corporate trademark teams and individuals 

The nominations window for the WTR Industry Awards 2022 and next edition of WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals is now open. Read more

30 Sep 2021

The brand value landscape: a lot has changed over the past 15 years

Richard Haigh, managing director of Brand Finance, reflects on key brand valuation trends that have emerged over the past decade-and-a-half – focusing on the companies and sectors that have led the way. Read more

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21 Sep 2021

Volkswagen drops ‘.brand’ new gTLD; Ice Cube likeness claim fails again; Watercress added to UK GI list – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at how verification sticker labels are reducing counterfeit seed cases in Kenya, Nodwin Gaming acquiring an IP portfolio, and much more. Read more

27 Aug 2021

Delta Airlines’ delta variant dilemma; Amazon launches IP Accelerator in Singapore; EUIPO e-sports webinar– news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Walmart announcing a new initiative to help brand advertising, a Ferrero Rocher counterfeiter being found guilty of infringement despite handling authentic goods, and much more. Read more

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

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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30 Sep 2021

Global intangible value rockets – inside the numbers

Even a global pandemic could not stop the upwards rise of intangible assets, reveals Annie Brown, author of Brand Finance’s GlobalIntangible Finance Tracker report. Read more

30 Sep 2021

Onto the balance sheet: the most valuable brand acquisitions since 2000

Christof Binder, managing partner of Trademark Comparables AG, Markables, runs through the 50 most expensive brands and brand portfolios acquired over the past two decades, and the trends that they reveal. Read more

30 Sep 2021

Tracking brands on the stock market

The WTR Brand Elite project follows the stock performance of brand-focused companies, shedding light on possible links between brand innovation and investment, and financial success. Read more

23 Sep 2021

Victoria’s Secret on the up, while General Motors grapples with recall challenge in latest WTR Brand Elite 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

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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

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

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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

13 May 2019

Counterfeit automotive parts increasingly putting consumer safety at risk

The European Office of Intellectual Property (EUIPO) estimated that €2.2 billion is lost every year by the legitimate parts industry to counterfeit tyre sales and €180 million each year due to counterfeit battery sales. Yet this represents only one part of the problem, there are other automotive parts that are frequently counterfeited in huge volumes: Read more

1 Jul 2017

Vehicles & Transport Team of the Year: BMW

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