Monday 20 September
Brand activity propels South Korea up WIPO’s 2021 Global Innovation Index as China edges nearer to the top 10.
We examine the online marketplaces in Indonesia that should be on counterfeit enforcement radars.
Tuesday 21 September
Volkswagen drops its ‘.brand’ new gTLD, Ice Cube loses claims over misuse of his likeness for the second time, Watercress is added to the UK GI list, and much more in Tuesday’s news digest.
The IP Office of the Philippines announces plans to form new IP task forces in the wake of WIPO’s innovation report.
The USPTO sanctions another attorney for signing off trademark applications from China without conducting the proper checks.
Wednesday 22 September
Electronics customers are most likely to cut ties with an official brand online after accidentally purchasing a fake product, Smart Protection research reveals.
The Canadian IP Office provides an exclusive update on efforts to address ongoing delays in examination, but admits more needs to be done.
Thursday 23 September
The clean-up operation to register meme-currency Dogecoin offers valuable lessons for creators that receive unexpected attention.
Victoria’s Secret is on the up, while General Motors grapples with a recall challenge in the latest WTR Brand Elite analysis.
The IP offices of Paraguay and Venezuela reflect on their achievements over the course of the covid-19 pandemic.
Friday 24 September
Amazon bans hundreds of Chinese brands, the UK Intellectual Property Office celebrates a record-breaking year and Netflix acquires the rights to Roald Dahl’s stories in Friday’s news round-up.
JD.com leverages its relationship with LVMH to boost its own reputation, according to WTR data analysis.
Saturday 25 September
Whether it is a full free trade agreement or the United Kingdom joining the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, geographical indications will be a defining factor in talks with the United States, our Saturday opinion piece argues.
WTR Special Report: Inside in-house operations
WTR’s latest Special Report, “Inside in-house operations: how to build world-class trademark functions and portfolios”, takes a deep dive into portfolio, brand and in-house team management – with insight from experts at companies including Facebook, FIFA, Novartis, Verizon and Vodafone.