Key Takeaways and Outlook for 2022
While Gen Z taught us all on TikTok how not to be “cheugy,” or out of touch with pop culture, similarly, trademark law in 2021 ushered in new and changed regulations, provided further guidance on traditional legal concepts and gave us a peek into how brands may help shape the future in the “metaverse”—and beyond. Trademarks (like Gen Z), keeping us all hip.
After another year of uncertainty marked by an ongoing pandemic, environmental strains, fights for social justice and a growing understanding of what it means to be truly equitable and inclusive, we expect that brands will continue to serve as cultural beacons, consumer protection tools and drivers of change in 2022. Developments to watch include:
- TMA & Other Leveled-Up PTO Measures to Combat Fraud
- Trademark Law and the First Amendment
- Tackling Counterfeit Dangers as Online Shopping Promotes Economic Boom
- Terrestrial Branding Takes on the Virtual World
- Procedure and Trademarks in 2021