P&G applications spark WTF reaction, Pinduoduo’s counterfeit crackdown, and McCarthy on the move: news round-u

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.

“A chef’s name is a trademark” – dispute highlights brand protection risks in the fine dining restaurant industry

​​​​​​​An ongoing trademark dispute between an award-winning chef and his former employer has highlighted the issue of brand protection in the fine dining sector. Experts tell World Trademark Review that chefs should consider getting registered trademark protection for their own name “at an early stage” of their career, while research finds some of the leaders …

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“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.

IP Australia wins digital award, Stephen Colbert talks trademarks, and USPTO seeks new judge: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at UFC star Conor McGregor potentially facing a hefty fine in his latest trademark tussle, the Supreme newspaper promotion reminding us of the power of strong logos, a Minneapolis official who sought registered trademark protection of a blog that criticised her, and a Delhi court getting tough on perjury …

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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.

Amazon, Brexit, GDPR, Gleissner, Novichok, Trump: our most-read stories of 2018 so far

A look at the most popular articles and legal updates we have published over the past 12 months – with Amazon overtaking Apple and Google to be named the world’s most valuable brand topping the table.

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.

“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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Positive ‘Swissness’ results, IACC and EURid partner up, and the first family of counterfeit hunting: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at a new law in China that could boost the fight against fakes, a comedian seeking over $100 million in trademark infringement damages, a leaked email revealing “efforts to trademark Clean Meat”, and the Kenyan government announcing a new anti-counterfeiting crackdown on online e-commerce platforms.

Novichok trademark flurry, gift shop seeks IT’S COMING HOME mark and IHOb is no more: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at how there has been a worldwide flurry of trademark applications for the name of the deadly nerve agent Novichok, Kenya is stepping up its anti-counterfeit efforts, Cornish pasties are getting a new authentication scheme and – in the run-up to England’s World Cup semi-final match – a UK …

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