“Banksy of trademarks” loses Beyoncé opposition, Kuwait online action urged, and The Iso Zone closes: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at how urgent action is required for owners of Kuwaiti trademarks, the closure of a Rick & Morty-themed pop-up bar, Moutai ending its 17-year bid for the NATIONAL SPIRIT mark, how to create an effective brand name, and much more.

“What I saw in China 8 years ago, I am now seeing in Brazil”: strategic insights from New Balance’s brand protection lead

World Trademark Review speaks to Daniel McKinnon, New Balance’s head of global brand protection, about his approach to trademark enforcement. The WTR 300-featured attorney criticised the “paltry” damages awarded in China and explained his strategy for mitigating the problems posed by “parasite brands” in the country. He also highlighted an emerging problem with Latin American …

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Audi launches anti-counterfeiting campaign, YouTube brand safety fiasco and TMview expands: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at the expansion of the EUIPO’s TMview search platform, Audi launching an anti-counterfeiting awareness campaign, Scotch Whisky attaining GI protection in South Africa, Chinese trademarks continuing rapid growth rate, and much more.

Defunct NFL franchise trademarks, counterfeiters target Kickstarter and Pinduoduo investigated: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at Chinese regulators launching an investigation into e-commerce platform Pinduoduo, how tomato DNA is being used to combat dangerous counterfeits, an IP workshop in Kashmir, the Vega+ games console losing branding rights, reveal the members of the new WHOIS working group and much more.

GDPR “unmitigated victory” for scammers, Thunderpussy support and World Cup fakes crackdown: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at the questions that arose over whether US President Donald Trump violated Deere’s trademark rights, registrations rising for UK spirit marks, Interpol celebrates collaboration, GDPR being labelled “an unmitigated victory for spammers and scammers” and much more.

Toys-R-Us brand auction, EUIPO targets scammers and China’s crackdown on World Cup fakes: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at Harry Potter fans’ upset at cease-and-desist letters related to fan festivals, the Benelux trademark reform that has come into force, how China is cracking down on World Cup fakes and the changing value of food brands.

“Adapt or die”: seven ways the trademark industry could be transformed in the next decade

During a session at last week’s ECTA Annual Conference, experts made some bold – often startling – predictions on where they see the trademark industry in 10 years. While some were unsurprising, such as how artificial intelligence and automation will improve efficiency, there were some unexpected suggestions, including how the role of law could change …

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ICANN steps up GDPR clarity bid, Squire Patton Boggs resolves China dispute, and insights from ECTA 2018: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at various insights from ECTA’s 37th annual conference, Squire Patton Boggs resolving a dispute in China over use of its name and related domain name, a potential disagreement between Jack Daniel’s and a Chambord estate, the Financial Times winning a trademark dispute, and how domain registrations for sports betting …

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“Rights holders will be disappointed”: UK Supreme Court sides with ISPs in Cartier case

The UK Supreme Court has handed down its decision in the Cartier website blocking case, siding with internet service providers (ISPs) and ruling that brand owners should indemnify ISPs for the costs of implementing blocking injunctions. While a blow to rights holders, industry commentators argue that such injunctions remain a key weapon in the fight …

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Shame or litigate? New research argues that more rights holders will turn to ‘self-help’ enforcement

A new academic paper has predicted that content creators and rights holders will increasingly turn to ‘self-help’ action in cases of infringement rather than initiate litigation. As is noted in the study, such an approach is not without risk.