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News analysis: Three stripes and you’re out


Adidas’s enforcement of its three-stripe trademark has raised controversy in recent times, as WIPR recaps.

Counterfeiting and piracy: not just about fake watches


In February Frontier Economics produced a report detailing the economic problems associated with counterfeiting and piracy. WIPR spoke to Amar Breckenridge, a manager at the company, to discuss the report’s findings and why they are useful.

Counterfeit kit: a fan’s own goal

International10-03-2017Jeremy Summers

Buying counterfeit team strips removes valuable income from your club which, in some cases, will not come from elsewhere. It reduces the club’s ability to compete and may force a club to increase other sources of income—such as ticket prices, argues Jeremy Summers of Lewis Silkin.

CITMA spring conference 2017 preview: Brexit top of the agenda


The UK’s departure from the EU and the ramifications for IP is top of the agenda at the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) spring conference.

Brandstock interview: brand valuation at BASF

International07-03-2017Hans-Jürgen Lutz

Hans-Jürgen Lutz, vice president, marketing communication, brand and trademark management crop protection at BASF, answers questions about the value of trademarks to one of the largest chemical companies in the world.

EU trademark reforms: rights of passage

EU23-02-2017Ulrike Grübler

Changes to EU trademark laws on detaining goods transiting through the EU have yielded positive results, but there is still some way to go. Ulrike Grübler of DLA Piper has more.

‘Dirty Dancing’: keeping it clean

EU, EU - TRADEMARKS21-02-2017Katie Goulding

An EUIPO decision that affirmed the rejection of ‘Dirty Dancing’ as a trademark typifies its recent strict practice surrounding allegedly descriptive marks and acquired distinctiveness, says Katie Goulding of HGF.

WIPR Leaders: Rolling out the red carpet


In 2017, we released the second edition of our WIPR Leaders publication, split into two volumes (patent and trademark). Featuring 1,708 lawyers overall, WIPR Leaders is designed to showcase the best IP talent from around the world and allow you to build networks with other practitioners.

Image protection: life after death

Guernsey, US17-02-2017

Personality rights allow actors to protect their image before and after death, but filmmakers and other content creators may attract criticism even when they have permission to use an actor’s face or voice. WIPR reports.

From forum-shopping to the UPC: 10 IP issues to watch in 2017


With a busy year ahead for IP owners, WIPR has picked ten IP developments that all practitioners should be following in 2017.

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