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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.

Live updates: IP offices implement measures in wake of coronavirus crisis
Black Lives Matter brand battle; French IP office exclusive; trademark services survey results; and much more
13 Sep 2020

Black Lives Matter brand battle; French IP office exclusive; trademark services survey results; 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.

“Brand loyalty will hinge on new factors”: how to prepare for the future of IP practice
7 Sep 2020

“Brand loyalty will hinge on new factors”: how to prepare for the future of IP practice

With budget cuts on the horizon, AI searches in place and online counterfeiting showing no signs of slowing, WTR’s Global Leaders explain why knowledge sharing, digital flexibility, corporate social responsibility and online marketing will be the cornerstones of any future brand protection strategy.

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14 Sep 2020

Lessons from a pandemic: long-term impacts on Canadian trademark practice

The Canadian Trademarks Office and the Federal Court of Canada have taken concrete steps to mitigate the effects of the covid-19 pandemic that have permanently changed trademark practice in Canada. Read more

9 Sep 2020

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7 Sep 2020

“Brands will be more and more resource-challenged”: five predictions for the future of IP practice

Trademark practitioners around the world discuss the long-lasting impact that the covid-19 pandemic and latest technological trends are likely to have on IP practices, client demands and the wider brand protection landscape. Read more

6 Sep 2020

Combatting anti-IP sentiment; brand value added to Global Innovation Index; TikTok risks; 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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30 Aug 2020

Major Corsearch acquisition; Singapore IP Week highlights; exclusive interview with Discovery; 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

28 Aug 2020

Coronil trademark twist; IPOS unveils new partnerships; Banjul marks in Mozambique  – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Glossier securing protection for its pink pouch, Pakistan promoting the use of GIs, China issuing opinions for destroying infringing and counterfeit goods, and much more. Read more

23 Aug 2020

Policing online counterfeits; the risks of livestream e-commerce; key takeaways from Tiffany v Costco; 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

12 Aug 2020

Impact of covid-19 pandemic on Argentina’s trademark practice

The major financial crisis that resulted from the covid-19 pandemic has hit Argentina particularly hard. The number of trademark applications and renewals has decreased, and trademark conflict resolution has dropped to close to nothing. However, it is not all bad news. Read more

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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

27 Aug 2020

IPOS looks to future, Lego’s brand DNA and trademark filing trends: eight takeaways from Singapore IP Week

For 2021, Singapore’s IP Week event has gone virtual. Here we present key takeaways and observations from the discussions. Read more

26 Aug 2020

INTA CEO issues rallying call for IP offices (and WIPO) to step up efforts to fight fakes and protect SMEs

Etienne Sanz de Acedo, chief executive officer of INTA, has called on governments and IP offices to step up efforts to facilitate agile innovation, fight fakes and protect consumers and SMEs. Read more

22 Jul 2020

CORONIL trademark bid dealt a blow by the courts, but the fight is far from over

Although some expected an opposition due to CORONIL misleading the public as a cure for covid-19, the order is the result of another mark claiming priority. Read more

Research

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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

8 Apr 2020

Online education spikes in the midst of covid-19, adding fuel to an already high-growth market

Remote learning is one of the few industries being boosted by the ongoing crisis, and it could be a make or break moment for brands in this sector. Read more

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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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