Analysis: Legal

INTA reveals new Strategic Plan; NFTs to revolutionise anti-counterfeiting; INAPI gives Madrid Protocol update – INTA 2021 report

For a final time, WTR takes a look at the highlights and learnings from this year’s INTA Annual Meeting.

19 November 2021

Enforcement tips from Starbucks; Mastercard recognised for bettering society; judges look to the future – INTA 2021 report

WTR offers more highlights, learnings and observations from the midway point of INTA's 2021 Annual Meeting.

18 November 2021

Uzbekistan amends trademark and copyright laws - what you need to know

The amendments have brought about some significant changes, including the introduction of the expedited examination of trademark applications.

10 November 2021

Puma obtains removal and destruction of shoes bearing its figurative mark

German sportswear manufacturer Puma SE has obtained the withdrawal from the market and destruction of sports shoes sold in a major Uruguayan footwear retail chain.

09 November 2021

CIRA partners with ScamAdviser to combat fraudulent sites

The Canadian domain name registry has recently announced a partnership with ScamAdviser aimed at strengthening its anti-fraud capabilities.

05 November 2021

Surprising UKIPO decision finds likelihood of confusion on the basis of non-distinctive and descriptive common element

In this guest analysis, Allen & Overy’s Robert Dickens argue that a recent UKIPO decision cuts across a fundamental principle of the trademark legal framework.

04 November 2021

Change is coming at ARIPO

A number of changes to the ARIPO system will come into effect on 1 January 2022, affecting the Harare Protocol and the Banjul Protocol.

03 November 2021

Amendments to customs legislation set to encumber anti-counterfeiting efforts

Following recent amendments to Latvia’s customs legislation, concerns have been raised that IP rights holders might be less inclined to take action against counterfeit goods in the country.

02 November 2021

Frida Kahlo and Edie Parker feature in Legal Updates from the Americas that you may have missed

We complete our latest series of Legal Updates that you may have missed with takeaways from recent developments in Chile, Colombia, Peru and the United States.

28 October 2021

Look who’s back: Michael Gleissner in trademark spree after nine-month hiatus

An entity owned by notorious trademark filer Michael Gleissner has filed over 50 applications in the past month, the first such activity since December 2020.

27 October 2021

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