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EUIPO revealed as world's most innovative IP office, but other registries are catching up

In the conclusion of our four-part series, World Trademark Review unveils the full IP Office Innovation Ranking, analyses the key findings from this year's project, and looks to the future.

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Brands risk “destructive” reputational damage from lack of transparency about influencer marketing, study warns

A majority of UK consumers have a poor understanding of the regulations surrounding influencer marketing, with brands failing to capitalise on the public’s desire to remain informed, claims new study.

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“A steep uphill battle”: experts pessimistic over USPTO bid for U-turn on scandalous marks

The USPTO has filed a petition for a rehearing en banc in In re: Brunetti, an effort to maintain a ban on scandalous marks. Legal experts are sceptical about the move, telling us that the government faces an “uphill battle” to reverse...

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CTMO to take measures to combat bad-faith applications

The China Trademark Office is planning to take several measures to curb the rising number of bad-faith registrations.

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LegalForce calls on USPTO to tackle Chinese firms “practicing illegally” – allegations and threats revealed

Raj Abhyanker, founder and shareholder in LegalForce RAPC Worldwide and Trademarkia, has sent a grievance complaint to the USPTO centred on Chinese IP law firms “practicing illegally” in the United States.

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Pushing the boundaries – identifying the world’s most innovative IP offices

In a new multi-part series, World Trademark Review identifies the IP offices leading the way in offering innovative non-core tools and services – and the registries trailing behind.

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Democratising trademark data: ambitious call to create non-profit to develop global e-filing standards

​​​​​​​In an exclusive guest post, the chief executive of Alt Legal lays out a bold plan for IP offices to adopt universal standards in trademark data and electronics filings.

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Gleissner activity called “biggest scam in IP history”, Samsung speculation and USPTO love song: news round-up

In today’s round-up, we look at heavy rock group Iron Maiden pursuing a group of counterfeiters, big changes at the top of the new gTLD leaderboard, and a call for a “flexible IP regime” in Africa.

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Scientology trademarks, Brazil’s backlog impact and Leason Ellis victorious against solicitation scammer: news round-up

In our latest news round-up, we look at the impact of backlog measures in Brazil, the pros and cons of China’s rocketing trademark trajectory, and a new victory against trademark scammers.

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EU/US disagreements highlighted as USPTO rejects inclusion of intellectual property in Hague Convention

The US Patent and Trademark Office has announced its opposition to the inclusion of IP law in the proposed Hague Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments.

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Supreme People’s Court recognises YKK as well-known trademark

The Supreme People’s Court ruling on YKK Corporation’s trademark opposition retrial petition ended a decade-long trademark dispute. The decision has again emphasised the principle of necessity of recognition of well-known trademarks.

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India: Courts step up when it comes to famous marks

Recent case law from Indian courts confirms their pragmatic approach and bodes well for the protection of well-known marks in India, even when trademarks are not registered in the country.

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France’s burgeoning tech sector could overtake UK, but filings remain flat: exclusive data analysis

In this week’s country data report, World Trademark Review inspects the trademark landscape in France. We delve into the country’s filing trends and analyse how its leading brands have performed in recent years.

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Brazil on the rebound – service sector thrives, trademark backlog falls: exclusive data analysis

In our latest country data report, we identify the best performing brands in Brazil and review recent filing data to assess the health of the trademark landscape.

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Trademark filings in Australia stagnant but enforcement win rates remain surprisingly high: exclusive data analysis

World Trademark Review provides a breakdown of the Australian trademark landscape.

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Germany’s hearty trademark scene and stunning courtroom win rates: exclusive data analysis

The latest country data report focuses on Germany. We reveal the European powerhouse’s leading sectors and explain how the country’s robust brands have continued to surge in value.

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