Vehicles & Transport

Still time to nominate for the 2021 WTR Industry Awards and WTR 300 projects

There is still time to nominate corporate trademark professionals for recognition at the WTR Industry Awards 2021 and in the next edition of WTR 300.

Still time to nominate for the 2021 <em>WTR </em>Industry Awards and <em>WTR </em>300 projects
As Royal Enfield sets its sights on EU and US markets, will the Indian company revitalise the vintage UK brand?
16 Oct 2020

As Royal Enfield sets its sights on EU and US markets, will the Indian company revitalise the vintage UK brand?

If it can pull off the move, it will be a rare example of a heritage brand that went out of fashion in its original market, only to come back to life decades later.

Fighting counterfeits during a pandemic, monetising brands and picking external counsel – takeaways from the second week of <em>WTR </em>Connect
16 Oct 2020

Fighting counterfeits during a pandemic, monetising brands and picking external counsel – takeaways from the second week of WTR Connect

The highlights from the second week of WTR Connect include insight into the record-breaking filing levels in key Asia-Pacific jurisdictions, how Microsoft’s tech philosophy spurs the trademark department and strategies to bring down enforcement costs.

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28 Oct 2020

CJEU clarifies how to assess distinctive character of mark to be applied to goods used to deliver a service

In a case involving a mark consisting of red, orange and white ellipses placed in a specific position on buses and trains, the Court of Justice of the European Union has provided guidance on the criteria to take into account when determining the distinctiveness of a mark intended to be applied to goods used to deliver a service. Read more

22 Oct 2020

Vehicle workshop owner convicted for placing labels bearing BOSCH mark on machinery

The Court of Appeal of Castellón has confirmed the criminal conviction of a vehicle workshop owner for a crime against industrial property, consisting of a six-month prison sentence. Read more

12 Oct 2020

General Court: use for “racing cars” does not show use for broader category of “cars”

In revocation proceedings where both parties sought to revive the cult Polish car brand Syrena, the EU General Court has found that genuine use of the mark SYRENA had been established only in relation to “racing cars”. Read more

9 Oct 2020

Dispelling counterfeit myths, prioritising budgets, navigating political conflicts – WTR Connect week one takeaways

We present highlights and learnings from the first week of WTR Connect, including how to prioritise enforcement budgets, fight fakes on Weixin and navigate brands through turbulent political times. Read more

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5 Oct 2020

WTR Industry Awards 2020 winners revealed as corporate excellence celebrated

The winners of the WTR Industry Awards 2020 have been announced in a series of online ceremonies, with winners including the trademark teams from 3M, Amazon.com, Entertainment One, Tommy Hilfiger and Unilever. Read more

29 Sep 2020

Amazon calls out Prime Bike; Denmark and India pledge IP cooperation; livestream fakes arrest – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Deliveroo mulling a 2021 IPO, Royal Mint launching new anti-counterfeiting measures, the EUIPO signing a cooperation agreement with an SME alliance, and much more. Read more

28 Sep 2020

Alibaba to unveil new SME Advisory Committee focused on IP protection and enforcement

Later today the Alibaba Anti-Counterfeiting Alliance is to officially unveil an industry-led IP advisory committee dedicated to small and medium-sized enterprises. Read more

21 Sep 2020

WTR needs your help to identify the leading in-house trademark teams and individuals 

The nominations window for the WTR Industry Awards 2021 and next edition of WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals is currently open. Act now to ensure that the important work undertaken by corporate trademark professionals receives the recognition that it deserves. Read more

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24 Sep 2020

Computing and software companies driving positive growth in latest WTR Brand Elite results

Companies that invest in their brands and are supported by leading trademark teams have maintained their positive momentum in the latest WTR Brand Elite, registering their sixth month of stock value growth. 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

2 Sep 2020

WIPO’s Global Innovation Index breaks new ground as brand value included for first time

This year's index is the first in 13 years to consider brand value, an important inclusion that will strengthen the argument for the importance of brands to national innovation. 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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31 Jul 2020

Revealed: Jonathan Morton, Nyall Engfield and Benjamin Becker are top China representatives at USPTO

A year on from the USPTO's domicile rule change, new data shows the leading China-based representatives on trademark applications at the agency. Read more

17 Jul 2020

UK is battling Brexit negotiations and the coronavirus, but it is still on track for its biggest trademark year yet

The first week of July was the busiest the UKIPO has ever seen, putting to rest any fears that the coronavirus pandemic would have lasting effects on application levels. Read more

10 Jul 2020

How Tesla builds its brand on the allure of Elon Musk

The electric vehicle manufacturer’s market value keeps climbing higher and higher – and so does its brand value. Why? Because investors and consumers alike are drawn in by the company’s quasi-influencer CEO. Read more

3 Jul 2020

Trademark strategy is an early focus of the world’s top disruptors

Analysis of this year’s disruptor list reveals that these start-ups defy the typical IP filing process. 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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