Everything we covered on WTR over the past seven days – and all you need to know from the world of trademarks to set yourself up for the start of another busy week.
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Monday 4 October
We examine the online marketplaces in Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar that should be on counterfeit enforcement radars.
Scamadviser research finds low levels of confidence in police and government actions to combat scams.
- General Court considers cancellation of register entries containing errors attributable to the EUIPO (European Union)
- Requirement to prove absence of rights or legitimate interests not met in ‘.io’ case (International)
Tuesday 5 October
INTA highlights Asia counterfeit developments, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) appoints a new chair and WIPO calls for covid-19 action in Tuesday’s news digest.
We reveal the how, what, when and why of brand valuation.
The UKIPO defeats the odds to reduce examination times amid record filings.
- Two crocodiles before the Supreme People’s Court (China)
- Changes to border measures and IP crimes: what you need to know (Ecuador)
Wednesday 6 October
The first of a two-part series identifies digital marketplaces to monitor in India.
Blockchain is set to foster a new wave of energetic collaboration between IP offices and users, EUIPO representatives reveal.
- New rules for filing trademark applications and opposition procedures: key points highlighted (Italy)
- Philip Warren & Sons v Lidl: beef between the parties fails to generate indemnity costs and publicity order (United Kingdom)
Thursday 7 October
The Japan Patent Office confirms that it will continue to provide flexible support as the country lifts its covid-19-related state of emergency.
We uncover the most common mistakes that brand owners make when enforcing against counterfeit goods sold online in India, in the second of our two-part series.
Nigeria’s counterfeiting epidemic: the co-author of a new study outlines what brands can do to fight back.
- General Court: Board of Appeal erred in taking account of highly distinctive character for certain goods (European Union)
- Yet another case emphasises the importance of lodging admissible evidence (New Zealand)
- How to defend against opportunists in the arena of personal names and unregistered rights (Industry report: Domain name policing and enforcement)
- Demystifying the types of permissible trademarks in the emerging IP stronghold of Cape Verde (International report: Africa)
- GENGHIS KHAN decision highlights importance of industry peculiarities to unregistered company rights (International report: Germany)
- Anticipation mounts as clock ticks down to release of Trademark Modernisation Act rules (International report: United States)
Friday 8 October
Sony is named the ‘most hated’ brand, the INFORM Consumers Act is introduced and AB InBev considers a German beer trademark sale in Friday’s news round-up.
Challenger cosmetics brands are poised to thrive online, WTR data analysis discovers.
- Dispute between Evacol and Crocs over famous clogs is far from over (Colombia)
- General Court confirms likelihood of confusion between COLLIBRA and KOLIBRI (European Union)
Saturday 9 October
USPTO director rumours highlight the urgent need for a heightened focus on trademark operations.
WTR Special Report: Managing the brand balance sheet
WTR’s latest Special Report explores the financial treatment of brands and considers how trademark professionals can carve out a new role when servicing clients.