Turkey has made great efforts in recent years to raise its game on well-known trademarks, say Korcan Dericioglu and Ahmet Munir Yasar.
Starbucks is the world’s largest coffeehouse company, but its success has made it a popular target for infringers. WIPR spoke to Batur Oktay and Kim Teraberry about the company’s strategy for protecting its IP.
Consumers, companies and Internet stakeholders should be cautious about the expansion of the generic top level domain space, say Jonathan Cohen and Victoria Carrington.
As the Internet grows in importance, Internet service providers need to tread carefully to avoid acting as intermediaries for others that may be breaking the law. Munish Mehra and Nishchal Anand explain the situation in India.
Fabio Angelini and Lorenzo Litta, of the International Trademark Association, caution companies against being too aggressive in protecting their trademarks online.
Now that it is a member of the World Trade Organization, Russia must lift its game against the counterfeiters and pirates. Elena Solovyova finds out what progress has been made and where Russia is falling short.
With the new generic top-level domains imminent, Clémence Le Cointe asks whether the Trademark Clearinghouse is a helpful tool for brand owners.