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.
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
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
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
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
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
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