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Brand protection in 2027: new WTR Special Report released

WTR’s latest Special Report, available now to subscribers, explores what life could look like for brand protection professionals in 2027.

27 September 2022

The rise of the metaverse: what it means for brand owners

Featured in WTR Special Report Q3 2022: Brand protection 2027: Why trademark practitioners must prepare for the future now

Taylor Wessing’s Christian Tenkhoff and Sylvia Burgess-Tate delve into the metaverse and virtual reality to see what brands have been doing, what the online world could look like by 2027, how it could affect trademark law and what rights holders can do to prepare

27 September 2022

The IP service provider of 2027: roundtable discussion

Featured in WTR Special Report Q3 2022: Brand protection 2027: Why trademark practitioners must prepare for the future now

27 September 2022

The WHOIS blackout: the past, present and future of domain enforcement

Featured in WTR Special Report Q3 2022: Brand protection 2027: Why trademark practitioners must prepare for the future now

The ability to enforce in the domain space has significantly diminished over the past few years, with new privacy laws restricting the availability of the personal data of domain registrants. Experts look at how they approach enforcement today and explain how rights holders can most effectively shape the future of the domain space

27 September 2022

ICANN trademark constituency looks to improve proposed plan for WHOIS data

Trademark owners are set to push for changes to a new proposal from ICANN aimed at partially restoring the use of WHOIS data used in combatting domain name abuse.

26 September 2022

Panel makes finding of RDNH despite exact match between domain name and trademark

Failure to ignore well-established principles laid down over a substantial body of UDRP cases will, more often than not, lead to a finding of RDNH.

26 September 2022

If the shoe doesn’t fit… panel finds that UDRP did not apply on the facts

Panels under the UDRP are not a general domain name court and the UDRP is not designed to adjudicate all disputes of any kind that relate in any way to domain names.

20 September 2022

Who’s filing metaverse trademarks and why: an IP expert explains

Trademark lawyer Michael Kondoudis provides insight from his algorithm for tracking NFT and metaverse trends.

19 September 2022

A metaverse dystopia, UDRP tips, diversity in brand protection: eight key takeaways from Online Brand Protection Europe

Strategic takeaways from in-house leaders, law firm experts and industry specialists at this week's Brand Protection Online Europe event.

15 September 2022

WHOIS disclosure report sparks concern as ICANN75 looms

Brand owners are preparing their response to a newly released proposal for a system giving access to WHOIS data.

15 September 2022

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