IP Offices

GIs and Madrid on the rise in China; brand protection on Mercado Libre; trademark elite discuss buy-in and leadership; 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.

GIs and Madrid on the rise in China; brand protection on Mercado Libre; trademark elite discuss buy-in and leadership; and much more
Arrest over fake Tokyo 2020 medals; counterfeit lemons seized; Indonesia trademark rise – news digest
7 Aug 2020

Arrest over fake Tokyo 2020 medals; counterfeit lemons seized; Indonesia trademark rise – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the Chinese government bringing live-streaming for IP services to Douyin (the Chinese version of TikTok), a shipment of counterfeit belts being seized in Louisville, and much more.

Live updates: IP offices implement measures in wake of coronavirus crisis
6 Aug 2020

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.

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5 Aug 2020

China ranks third globally for Madrid filings as applications rise: the story behind the trends

With Madrid trademark filings in China increasing by 36% year on year, we take a deep dive into the key trends and takeaways on such a significant rise. Read more

5 Aug 2020

Innovation at the Singapore IP Office: spotlight on non-core tools and services

In a new regular series on WTR, national IP offices share the innovative tools and services they have launched or are developing for the future, and we begin with the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore. Read more

3 Aug 2020

Geographical indications increasingly important to China, but challenges ahead for EU owners

China is signalling serious dedication towards enhancing the protection of geographical indications (GIs), so WTR explores recent developments and the proactive actions that should be taken by international GI owners. Read more

2 Aug 2020

Manchester United trademark champions; forced labour claims against major brands; UKIPO Brexit consultation; 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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31 Jul 2020

Jeff Bezos on fake goods; Dyson counterfeiters jailed; trademarks at risk in Kenya – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at INTA’s Unreal Campaign going virtual, how counterfeiting is on the rise in India, Romania upgrading its e-filing system, and much more. Read more

31 Jul 2020

Rush for CORONA marks at the Indian Trademark Registry

The business opportunities created by the coronavirus pandemic have led many pharmaceutical companies worldwide to file for trademarks containing the word ‘corona’. In India, there are 25 pending applications for such marks in Class 5, all of which were filed between March and June 2020. Read more

28 Jul 2020

Massive anti-counterfeiting operation in China; Ukraine fake pharma crackdown; Coronavirus band trademark – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at how American consumers are changing their brand preferences during covid-19, a bid for the Brooks Brothers brand, the Beijing IP Court invalidating a 3D trademark, and much more. Read more

26 Jul 2020

AI and the “death of trademark”; calls for social media and e-commerce clamp down on fraud; China IP activity increases as policy improves; 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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31 Jul 2020

Revealed: Jonathan Morton, Nyall Engfield and Benjamin Becker are top China representatives at USPTO

A year on from the USPTO's domicile rule change, new data shows the leading China-based representatives on trademark applications at the agency. Read more

29 Jul 2020

“The time is right” – call for US government to form dedicated anti-counterfeiting agency

NAM has issued a report on the scale of the counterfeits industry and proposed radical changes to the ways in which the private and public sectors combat the trade in fake goods. Read more

24 Jul 2020

USPTO director talks counterfeits, highlighting role that seller vetting can play in fight against fakes

USPTO Director Andrei Iancu has called for industry and government to work in a systemic and sustained manner to fight back against the prevalence of counterfeit goods online. Read more

17 Jul 2020

UK is battling Brexit negotiations and the coronavirus, but it is still on track for its biggest trademark year yet

The first week of July was the busiest the UKIPO has ever seen, putting to rest any fears that the coronavirus pandemic would have lasting effects on application levels. Read more

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17 Jun 2020

Mysterious Chinese entity sits atop USPTO top filers list, alongside Everglades College, Marvel and Walmart

This data deep dive explores US filing strategies by country, revealing that Chinese applicants increasingly favour direct applications while European-based businesses continue to utilise the WIPO route. 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

20 Mar 2020

Singapore’s goal of achieving top-tier status as a hub of innovation and IP looks attainable

Its local brands have an international focus, and big global names also flock to this market. Read more

13 Mar 2020

Class 9 applications skyrocket due to expansion – and domination – of the tech industry

Data analysis shows that software is the most popular product, and gaming companies are some of the top applicants within the industry. Read more

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3 Apr 2020

Something to declare: how an IMPI finding can help avoid stand-offs

Differences in the treatment of well-known and famous marks create pitfalls for the unwary. An administrative declaration is the best option, but obtaining one can be burdensome. Read more

17 Mar 2020

Hand in hand – legal certainty and EUIPO’s discretionary powers

The principle of legal certainty is complex, but it is acutely felt if it is not implemented and has taken root in the administration and examination of government bodies. Read more

17 Jul 2019

Healing confusion – choosing the correct name for pharmaceutical trademarks

Similarity among prescription drug names should be avoided, as the potential confusion carries a risk to consumer health. Bringing the best pharmaceutical trademark to market can be arduous, but it will assist in the safe prescription of medication. Read more

17 Jul 2019

Infrequent pharmaceutical disputes have far-reaching consequences in Malaysia

While disputes over pharmaceutical trademarks are few and far between, decisions can have a significant effect on product manufacturing and public health. Read more