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Prosecco recognised in New Zealand; Better Call Saul trademark dispute; EUIPO new API platform – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the Delhi High Court restraining a manufacturer for infringing a trademark owned by Cadbury, and much more.

05 August 2022

“A progressive step” – Indian government launches unprecedented drive to resolve trademark disputes

The Indian trademark registry has launched a major new initiative that aims to dispose of IP disputes at a record pace, including through the addition of 30 dedicated hearing officers.

04 August 2022

IP Court clarifies criteria for assessing distinctive marks

The IP Court has overruled Rospatent with regard to the strength of visual elements of particular word marks, highlighting the subjective nature of assessment and the importance of visually distinctive branding.

04 August 2022

Brands celebrate Euros win; Myanmar issues trademark forms; Hello Kitty NFTs – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Iraq issuing a six-month grant to provide missing documents, INAPI naming the first companies to use the Madrid System in Chile, and much more.

02 August 2022

Amendments to the Rules and Regulations on Inter Partes Proceedings take effect

The amendments pursue the IPOPHL’s objectives to modernise the rules and procedures for the adjudication of IP cases, and to ensure accessibility of services, resiliency and cost efficiency.

01 August 2022

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

Supreme Court elevates copyright infringement to a serious non-bailable offence

New interpretation of copyright law makes infringement a cognisable, non-bailable offence for which an individual can be arrested. The effect of this strong ruling on creative freedom remains to be seen.

27 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

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