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IP Australia wins digital award, Stephen Colbert talks trademarks, and USPTO seeks new judge: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at a Minneapolis official who sought registered trademark protection of a blog that criticised her, a Delhi court getting tough on perjury in a trademark case, and much more.

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“Don’t panic” – new entrants to Madrid Protocol give mixed feedback on their experience since accession

​​​​​​​Law firm practitioners in jurisdictions that have adopted the Madrid Protocol in recent years have shared their experience in an exclusive survey. While some praised the system, other were scathing about its impact...

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Mental health in intellectual property – breaking down barriers

One factor which is frequently associated with mental health issues is work-related stress, something with which professionals in the IP industry are familiar. We look at how best to recognise and address this issue.

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"Adapt or die": seven ways the trademark industry could be transformed in the next decade

During a session at this week’s ECTA Annual Conference, experts made some bold – often startling – predictions on where they see the trademark industry in 10 years. While some were unsurprising, such as the rise in AI, there were some...

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Despite the potential of the Middle East, excessive fees are leading to a shrinking trademark market: exclusive data analysis

In this week’s data report, we examine the state of the trademark market in the Middle East, taking an in-depth look at filing trends in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE in...

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The USPTO should require foreign applicants to engage US counsel: guest op-ed

The USPTO may require applicants from outside of the United States to hire an authorised practitioner to prosecute their applications. In this guest policy op-ed, one IP expert argues that the move would help maintain the integrity of US trademarks...

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Piggyback marketing, Alibaba expands on anti-counterfeiting efforts, and brands urged to use memes: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at China kicking off an online infringement campaign, Helly Hansen launching a trademark lawsuit against an Italian streetwear brand, a detailed look at the Cockygate story, and...

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Novichok trademark flurry, gift shop seeks IT'S COMING HOME mark and IHOb is no more: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at the UK gift shop seeking registered trademark protection for "It's coming home", the new Cornish pasties authentication scheme, Kenya stepping up its anti-counterfeit efforts, and much...

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Positive ‘Swissness’ results, IACC and EURid partner up, and the first family of counterfeit hunting: news round-up

We look at a new law in China that could boost the fight against fakes, a comedian seeking over $100 million in infringement damages, a leaked email revealing “efforts to trademark Clean Meat”, and much more...

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Managing a pharmaceutical trademark portfolio with the assistance of outside counsel

Responsibility for a company’s portfolio is frequently placed in the hands of a few specialists. Often, this is not the only task carried out within the department. However, the legal protection of trademarks requires a high degree of specialisation...

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Madrid System fails to have an impact for local filers: an analysis of the Indonesian trademark market

In this country data report, we hone in on the fast-growing Indonesian trademark market, revealing that the country’s recent accession to the Madrid Protocol has had little impact on local filers, while US applicants have...

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How brands should prepare for the big changes coming to Canada’s trademark market: exclusive data analysis

In our latest report, we delve into Canada’s trademark landscape. We examine how a major overhaul of its trademark laws may lead to a clogged up register, take a look at filing and litigation trends, and much more.

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Riding the tidal wave: USPTO faces 10% rise in trademark applications

With a 10% rise in trademark applications mostly spurred by Chinese filings flooding the USPTO in 2017, questions have been raised about whether the office can cope with this influx – both now and in the future.

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Rising sales, healthy filings and new opportunities in the dynamic cosmetics sector: exclusive data analysis

In this week’s industry data report, we provide a rundown of the cosmetics market from a branding perspective. We take a big picture look at sales growth and key trends and reveal that technology trademark filings...

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