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Sky v Skykick latest; Mercado Libre exclusive; Olympic brand protection; 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.

<em>Sky v Skykick</em> latest; Mercado Libre exclusive; Olympic brand protection; and much more
Live updates: IP offices implement measures in wake of coronavirus crisis
29 Jul 2021

Live updates: IP offices implement measures in wake of coronavirus crisis

As the novel coronavirus epidemic continues to spread across the globe, WTR provides an updated look at measures that national IP offices have launched in response.

$150,000 trademark scam allegations; top US litigants; India plain packaging regime; and much more
25 Jul 2021

$150,000 trademark scam allegations; top US litigants; India plain packaging regime; 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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Vietnam IP Research Institute issues guidance on handling requests for IP assessment during covid-19 pandemic

The headquarters of the Vietnam IP Research Institute (VIPRI) have ceased receiving direct requests for IP assessments. Requests may still be made by post or via VIPRI’s e-filing portal, but the delays in receiving conclusions may have an impact on enforcement activities. Read more

18 Jul 2021

ICANN calls for SSAD insight; Inngot CEO on IP lending; neuroscience and IP law collide; 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. Read more

11 Jul 2021

The USPTO’s fraudulent filings crackdown continues; strategic insights from industry leaders; call for IP offices to be “agents of change”; 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. Read more

8 Jul 2021

“In times of crisis, trust matters”: top counsel consider the pandemic’s impact on brands

Covid-19 has affected IP practices in a range of ways. WTR’s Global Leaders reflect on changes to workplace processes and the IP landscape that have been felt over the last 18 months. Read more

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4 Jul 2021

A week behind the scenes at the EUIPO; “catastrophic” marketing restrictions warning; independent regulator for Canada agents; 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. Read more

27 Jun 2021

New Register Tracker statistics; Banksy invalidation troubles; ICANN 71 highlights; 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. Read more

23 Jun 2021

Five core technologies every IP practice can rely on

A rundown of the core technologies keeping the IP practices of WTR’s Global Leaders operating at full pace. Read more

20 Jun 2021

Corsearch-Incopro exclusive; social media best practices; behind the scenes at FSC; 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. Read more

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3 Jun 2021

Mass counterfeit litigation continues steep upward curve, but overall US trademark case filings slump to 10-year low

While trademark litigation filings at US federal district court level hit a 10-year low in 2020, mass counterfeiting cases have continued to spike. Read more

7 May 2021

Trademark filings keep climbing as world edges towards normalcy

The numbers are well above last year’s figures, but the growth may not be sustained. Read more

1 May 2021

As large trademark events pivot to hybrid models, they are setting down foundations for future growth and opportunity

In our latest Saturday opinion column, we reflect on a week in which INTA announced its Annual Meeting would be a ‘virtual+’ event and MARQUES expanded on its plans for a hybrid annual conference. Read more

29 Apr 2021

Exclusive roundtable – IP offices reveal how covid-19 could shape future operations

The Long Read: As remote working has become du jour for many, WTR asks the IP offices of Canada, the European Union, Singapore, South Korea and the United Kingdom to reflect on the ups and downs of operating during a global pandemic – and what might remain of the systems developed over the past year. Read more

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8 Jan 2021

Early trademark data reveals 2020 to be a record year despite the covid-19 pandemic

Despite the impact of the covid-19 pandemic across the globe last year, trademark filings recovered from an initial downturn and actually grew significantly in the second half of 2020. Read more

30 Oct 2020

Incoming trademark data indicates we are on track for a record year

This week we provide our regular update on the extent of the coronavirus’ impact on the trademark ecosystem. Read more

28 Aug 2020

Economies are battered but many major offices set for record trademark numbers

As the data continues to be updated, we are able to get a better understanding of the extent of the coronavirus’ impact on the trademark ecosystem. Read more

8 May 2020

Trademark applications will drop during the coronavirus crisis, but globalisation offers hope of a speedy recovery

A new report from TrademarkNow explores the impact of two major recessions on USPTO filings, giving insight into what is to come. Hint: it’s not all doom and gloom. Read more

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11 May 2021

The life of a brandprotection professional during the pandemic

Counterfeiting continues to spread globally like a plague. In recent years, with the expansion of the Internet, brand-protection teams have had to battle with counterfeiters online, usually with limited resources to tackle these illicit traders. Read more

6 Jul 2020

How to take counterfeiters down (cheaply) during a pandemic

The economic crisis following covid-19 has pushed rights enforcement down company agendas, while unwary online consumers in lockdown make easy prey for counterfeiters. With litigation slow, costly and unlikely to succeed, there are quick and easy ways to thwart the fakers. Read more

6 Jul 2020

Challenging times: anti-counterfeiting in the age of covid-19

Locked-down consumers with heightened health worries could be easy prey for fast-acting counterfeiters. Legal authorities have foreseen some of the risks, but is the European Union sufficiently prepared for an influx of fake medicines and equipment? Read more

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