In our latest round-up, we look at how the USPTO is seeking input on its draft strategic plan, the frontman of rock band Aerosmith sending a cease-and-desist to US President Donald Trump, the UKIPO publishing a delicious IP blog, a trademark dispute involving Bob Dylan’s whiskey company, and much more.
In this week’s industry data report we look at the food service industry. With fast food brands leading the way, we reveal that Starbucks has the most robust trademark portfolio in the industry and that flings have generally been on the decline – but marks for food delivery have seen a conspicuous rise.
Over the past week, World Trademark Review has been publishing a series of exclusive interviews with this year’s WTR Industry Award winners, presenting exclusive insight into the creation and protection of market-leading brands.
The last week has seen two of the biggest sporting moves in history, with NBA legend LeBron James joining the LA Lakers and football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo heading to Italian club Juventus. Reports on both moves have focused on the massive money involved in the deals, but experts say that the power of the players’ …
In our latest opinion column, we look at the trend towards creative cease and desist letters, and the risk that consumer sentiment will turn if these are deemed efforts at marketing one-upmanship.