Vidal appointment responses; new WTR Special Report; China IP service industry growth; and much more

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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NEW: WTR Special Report: Optimising law firm operations

WTR’s latest Special Report reveals the top representative filers in key jurisdictions, presents feedback from market-leading brands on what they look for in their legal partners and details key data points on trademark practice economics.

The Long Read’s Jeanette (Söderlund) Eriksson analyses leading perspectives on – and recommendations for – new TLDs and online branding strategies.

Monday 4 April

The Intellectual Property Owners Association refuses to hold events in Florida following a court order restricting diversity on CLE panels.

In-house counsel from a range of industries reveal what they look for when outsourcing work and comparing law firms.


Tuesday 5 April

More low-cost trademark platforms emerge as advertisers on Google, following the publication of a concerning transcript.

Chile joins the Madrid System, China issues new anti-counterfeiting guidelines, INTA and LATAM Airlines team up, and much more.

Corporate brand professionals offer five ways to support client needs without breaking the bank.


Wednesday 6 April

Kathi Vidal is confirmed as director of the USPTO after legislators lift the hold on President Biden’s nomination.

Shifts in fan behaviour have had a dramatic effect on the sports sponsorship model, according to a new report by Nielsen.

The IP offices of Spain and Portugal express solidarity with Ukraine, while IP Australia updates users on the possible effects of international sanctions.


Thursday 7 April

Communer founder Jeremy Peter Green Eche explains how his company aims to revolutionise the buying and selling of trademarks.

A groundbreaking decision in Turkey highlights the country’s evolving approach to trade name conflicts.

India issues a public notice on the filing of oppositions against applications published during the covid-19 pandemic.


Friday 8 April

Technological innovation and specialisation drive growth in the China IP service industry.

The American Apparel & Footwear Association welcomes Kathi Vidal’s appointment as USPTO director, WIPO highlights green tech trends, Walmart receives a temporary injunction, and much more.


Saturday 9 April

Siegel+Gale EMEA’s Sophie Lutman reveals why Netflix's simplicity is an example for other brands to follow.

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