IP Offices

Microsoft brand boom; INAPI exclusive; Bored Ape NFT evolution; 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.

Microsoft brand boom; INAPI exclusive; Bored Ape NFT evolution; and much more
A new dawn: how INAPI is recovering following devastating arson attacks
25 Nov 2021

A new dawn: how INAPI is recovering following devastating arson attacks

In an exclusive interview, INAPI national director Loreto Bresky reveals how the last 12-month period has been one of the most complex in the agency’s history, and pledges “we are going forward”.

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

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24 Nov 2021

The Final Rule implementing the Trademark Modernisation Act of 2020: what has changed

Last week the USPTO amended its rules of practice in trademark cases to implement provisions of the Trademark Modernisation Act of 2020. This guest analysis explores the changes that trademark professionals should be aware of. Read more

23 Nov 2021

Innovation at the Latvian Patent Office: exclusive insights

In an exclusive guest post, representatives from the Patent Office of Latvia reveal the agency’s recent developments of its digital tools and services for trademark users – and those planned for the future. Read more

21 Nov 2021

INTA Annual Meeting focuses on diversity and trademark future; EUIPO offers best practices for payment services; ‘Banksy of trademarks’ retires; 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

19 Nov 2021

INTA reveals new Strategic Plan; NFTs to revolutionise anti-counterfeiting; INAPI gives Madrid Protocol update – INTA 2021 report

For a final time, WTR takes a look at the highlights and learnings from this year’s INTA Annual Meeting. Read more

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19 Nov 2021

Shell ditches ‘Royal Dutch’; INFORM Consumers Act applauded; EUIPO adjusts attachment pilot – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Authentic Brands Group buying a UK photography archive, 10 million adverts for counterfeit goods being removed, and much more. Read more

16 Nov 2021

Cleveland Guardians settlement; Nike postpones Travis Scott collaboration; sugary plain packaging called for – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Vans suing Walmart over “poorly made” copycats, Justin Bieber teaming up with Tim Hortons, and much more. Read more

14 Nov 2021

WIPO uncovers pandemic-defying trademark boom; new IP office standards body bares all; NCAA issues draft NIL constitution; 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 Nov 2021

Amazon and Weber lawsuit team-up; Tiffany and Supreme collaboration; anti-counterfeiting supporting sustainability – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the South African IP office warning of email issues, a major new e-commerce platform launching in Kenya, and much more. Read more

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18 Nov 2021

Enforcement tips from Starbucks; Mastercard recognised for bettering society; judges look to the future – INTA 2021 report

WTR offers more highlights, learnings and observations from the midway point of INTA's 2021 Annual Meeting. Read more

12 Nov 2021

New IP office standards body set to launch in effort to combat stark digital disparities

The International Intellectual Property Standards Group will launch in the coming months with the aim of advocating for improved standardisation at IP offices, WTR can reveal. Read more

4 Nov 2021

Surprising UKIPO decision finds likelihood of confusion on the basis of non-distinctive and descriptive common element

In this guest analysis, Allen & Overy’s Robert Dickens argue that a recent UKIPO decision cuts across a fundamental principle of the trademark legal framework. Read more

3 Nov 2021

Register tracker: trademark trends in Latin America (May-August 2021)

Latin American brand owners post strong foreign filing levels during mid-year period Read more

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29 Oct 2021

Register tracker: trademark trends in Asia (May – August 2021)

Major Asia markets are faring better than Europe and North America from a trademark filings perspective. Read more

22 Oct 2021

The pandemic’s delayed impact on the trademark landscape

2020 was a record-breaking year, but opposite trends are taking place in 2021. Read more

20 Oct 2021

Trademark applications from China are on a downward trend around the world

Data analysis suggests that political factors are likely responsible for a change in filing patterns from trademark applicants in China. Read more

17 Sep 2021

Why 2021 could be the year China’s trademark volume starts to decline

A decade of explosive growth has greatly altered the country’s IP and brand ecosystems, but preliminary numbers indicate negative growth is a very real possibility this year. Read more

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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

23 Sep 2020

The pros and cons of industrial designs, trademarks and trade dress

Having a distinct look is the best way for a product to stand out from the competition, but as Mexico awaits further guidance on new trade dress provisions, how should brand owners choose the right protection for their designs? Read more

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