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Domain name litigation on the rise among luxury brands

An increasing number of luxury brand owners are turning to arbitration and litigation to tackle misuse of their trademarks in domain names, according to a new report by Clarivate.

07 December 2021

Three digital threats IP counsel cannot afford to ignore

Co-published: Daniel Shapiro of Red Points identifies three major digital threats faced by brand owners and the steps that can be taken to minimise their impact.

02 December 2021

Tommy Hilfiger and Under Armour among first to join Mercado Libre’s new Anti-counterfeiting Alliance

We go behind the scenes at Mercado Libre’s new Anti-counterfeiting Alliance to learn how the collaboration project fits in with the platform’s aims to fight online infringement.

30 November 2021

Corsearch investigates ‘suspicious activity’; some services taken offline as precautionary measure

Corsearch has suffered an outage on some of its services since last Tuesday, with the company revealing in an email it follows “suspicious activity” on its network servers.

30 November 2021

A UDRP complaint out of the clear blue sky

This UDRP decision involving the domain name ‘’ highlights that it is crucial for complainants to avoid presenting speculative arguments.

29 November 2021

The dangerous legacy of Axact: how a ‘diploma mill’ in Pakistan led to a trademark scam epidemic

After a year marked by fraud targeting brand owners, an expert reveals how notorious IT firm Axact, which ceased operations following a high-profile legal investigation, directly led to ongoing scam operations.

25 November 2021

NFTs – the next generation: how cartoon apes could change the face of digital ownership

The Bored Ape Yacht Club has got lawyers scratching their heads over what native intellectual property in the non-fungible token space means for the future of IP rights.

24 November 2021

Innovation at the Latvian Patent Office: exclusive insights

In an exclusive guest post, representatives from the Patent Office of Latvia reveal the agency’s recent developments of its digital tools and services for trademark users – and those planned for the future.

23 November 2021

Evidence of targeting is key under the UDRP

This UDRP decision highlights that it is crucial for brand owners to provide convincing evidence to establish the respondent’s intent to benefit unfairly from their trademark at the time of registration.

22 November 2021

INTA reveals new Strategic Plan; NFTs to revolutionise anti-counterfeiting; INAPI gives Madrid Protocol update – INTA 2021 report

For a final time, WTR takes a look at the highlights and learnings from this year’s INTA Annual Meeting.

19 November 2021

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