Chinese entities accused of using contact details of deceased lawyer; WWE Reveals Amazon’s Enforcement Strategy; and much more


Everything we’ve covered about WTR over the past seven days – and everything you need to know from the world of brands to prepare for the start of another busy week.

Brand Protection Online Europe – are you registered?

Time is running out to register Online Trademark Protection Europe 2022 – a day-long gathering of the industry’s elite that will feature speakers from Amazon, Diageo, Entertainment One, Philip Morris International and Superdry, among many others.

The long read

WIPO’s Denis Croze traces the rise of the Madrid System, revealing some of the changes planned for the coming years.

monday august 29

A groundbreaking study suggests that US law may need to be overhauled when it comes to trademark tarnishing.

Tuesday August 30

The USPTO accuses four Chinese entities of using the contact details of a deceased US attorney on thousands of trademark applications.

Thailand holds counterfeit ‘ceremony of destruction’, media warns against fake Microsoft software, Vans wins punitive damages in Chinese OLD SKOOL lawsuit, and more.


Wednesday August 31

The USPTO is securing a number of trademarks in what Director Kathi Vidal describes as “another important step in our overall effort to reduce trademark fraud.”

Two Russian and American candidates face off in the election to become the next Secretary General of the United Nations’ International Telecommunication Union – with significant implications for brands.


Thursday August 1

International arbitration can be key to resolving metaverse and NFT disputes, advises a panel of experts, but lawyers must keep pace.

WWE’s Vice President of Intellectual Property reveals the strategy behind a recent collaboration with Amazon that led to joint lawsuits against 13 online infringers.

We uncover the counterfeit hotspots in Cyprus that rights holders should watch out for.


friday august 2

Nike settles John Geiger infringement lawsuit, Taiwan cancels COCOELLA brand, Bed Bath & Beyond slashes private label brands by a third, and more.

The prospect of allowing third-party app providers to compete on a level playing field under the Open App Markets Act creates both opportunities and risks for brands.


Saturday August 3

The benefits of the platform’s increased liability for online trademark infringement outweigh the risks, a senior professional support attorney at Mewburn Ellis argues in Saturday’s opinion of this week.

WTR Special Report: An In-Depth Analysis of Data in the Brand Landscape

WTR’s latest special report features a deep data dive into the trademark landscape – revealing the biggest wallet owners, insight into our annual benchmarking survey and litigation patterns in the US.


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