Reputational risks on free speech social network Gab; research reveals scale of brand misuse

​​​​​​​Following various far-right accounts being banned from major social media platforms in recent weeks, many users have been migrating to “free speech social network” Gab. Exclusive research from World Trademark Review has found that many major brand names have already been registered by third-parties on Gab, with the related pages sometimes featuring homophobic and racist …

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Bitcoin, CNN and Elon Musk under attack: how scammers are stepping up their game

​​​​​​​An investigation from World Trademark Review has explored the evolving tactics of misleading and often malicious websites that pose as articles from well-known news outlets. Common trends include the use of cryptocurrency and Elon Musk to lure in users, with one expert telling us that tackling hoax articles targeting brands or public figures can feel like “a …

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“E-commerce platforms make huge efforts to protect brands’ rights”: exclusive interview with Groupon’s Pablo Rodriguez

Coinciding with the launch of our enhanced 2018 WTR 300 list of leading corporate trademark professionals, World Trademark Review spoke to Pablo Amat Rodriguez, one of the in-house experts featured in this year’s guide, about his work as senior IP counsel (EMEA) for e-commerce brand Groupon. In a far-ranging conversation he explained how he seeks …

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