Topic: IP Offices

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Vidal expands on USPTO pendency; Bugatti reveals new identity; Gen-Z brand trust insights – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at a massive rise in cloned websites in the UK, Europol seizing over 1,000 tonnes of fake pesticides, and much more.

29 July 2022

Valuation of intangible assets will be a focus in Asia, says CEO of the International Valuation Standards Council

In an interview with WTR, the CEO of the International Valuation Standards Council expands on plans to include local leaders in the global mission to develop valuation standards, and appeals to the IP community to participate.

25 July 2022

CNIPA releases draft measures on collective and certification marks for public comment

The draft measures seem to impose heavy requirements on registrants, collective members and users of collective and certification trademarks.

25 July 2022

Nine more suspicious trademark filing platforms identified as USPTO ID verification looms

Responding to the discovery of the new platforms, one expert says that the success of the upcoming ID verification at the USPTO will be critical in tackling fraud at the office.

21 July 2022

Shortening IP proceedings deadlines may cause more harm than good

A proposal for a new act that will diverge Polish IP regulations from that of the wider European Union is being questioned by practitioners. The new act may have unintended consequences for brand owners, and possibly increase the number of oppositions.

21 July 2022

INTA trademark filing in Ukraine; Toys ‘R’ Us brand returns; UKIPO and WIPO collaborate – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Redbubble receiving the biggest fine to date over Hells Angels infringement, INTA strengthening its EU stakeholder position, and much more.

19 July 2022

Colombia joins Practice CP3 regarding distinctiveness of word-and-device trademarks

A practice paper recently published by the National Trademark Office details the criteria for the examination of figurative marks containing descriptive/non-distinctive words.

19 July 2022

Live updates: IP offices respond and implement measures in wake of invasion of Ukraine

Following the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces, WTR will regularly update users on the formal responses and measures that national IP offices have announced.

15 July 2022

New industrial property law proposal aims to reduce trademark procedure timelines

A new act proposes to simplify trademark proceedings in Poland; however, the effective acceleration of trademark proceedings cannot be based on the shortening of the parties’ deadlines.

14 July 2022

TÜRKPATENT now a participating office in WIPO’s Digital Access Service

At the request of applicants, trademark filers in Turkey will be saved from tedious admin work as the country’s IP office can now exchange priority documents electronically with other participating offices.

14 July 2022

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