The INTA 2018 Annual Meeting attracted an incredibly diverse group of brand owners, in-house counsel, outside counsel, government officials, academics and other intellectual property professionals from over 150 countries.
In February 2018, L.L. Bean made the tough decision to change its lifetime return policy, which had been in existence for over a century. Following the policy change, the company received backlash from its customers.
It seems that nearly every day another retailer announces the large-scale closure of brick-and-mortar storefronts, with such household brands as Toys “R” Us and J. Crew, just to name two, planning to shutter stores in 2018.
As erratic weather promises to continue, businesses, including retailers, are taking note. The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions found that 90% on the Standard and Poor’s Global 100 Index recognize climate change as a major risk to business.