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USPTO launches trademark search system; new head of Austrian Patent office – IP office updates

In this latest update, we look at the Philippines IP office and the US DoJ signing a deal to expedite IP infringement cases, and much more.

29 November 2023

Fraud, fake specimens, false signatures – USPTO targets Chinese entity in scathing show-cause order

The USPTO has issued a supplemental show-cause order to Shenzhen Seller Growth Network which could lead to the termination of over 50,000 applications.

28 November 2023

A new dawn in Argentina: how president-elect Javier Milei’s “chainsaw plan” could impact trademarks

After promises of drastic changes and spending cuts, WTR speaks with local experts on how Argentina's “political earthquake” could impact brands in the months and years ahead.

23 November 2023

Croatia new IP services; JPO and SAIP pledge cooperation; WIPO launches awareness platform – IP office updates

In this latest update, we look at the US Copyright Office extending its deadline for comments on AI, the UKIPO launching an IP and business growth survey, and much more.

22 November 2023

Practitioners divided over new USPTO design patent bar

The new bar expands the approved technical qualifications to prosecute design patents, but some practitioners say it does not go far enough.

22 November 2023

Revealed: media industry’s leading law firm representatives

WTR data analysis uncovers the law firms responsible for protecting the world’s most valuable media brands.

16 November 2023

Is it time for you to fight brand restrictions? A look at impacted industries and what INTA is doing

Members of INTA’s Brand Restrictions Committee chart the impact of brand restrictions on multiple product sectors, and how the association is engaging with policymakers on the issue.

16 November 2023

IP Australia lauded for inclusivity approach; Italy holds Anti-counterfeiting Week – IP office updates

In this latest update, we look at the French INPI launching a consultation on non-food GIs, the Botswana IP authority taking over as chair of ARIPO, and much more.

15 November 2023

AI-generated replica likenesses under scrutiny; EU GI regulation published in Official Journal – legislation and policy watch (November 2023)

WTR’s monthly column tracks trademark and related policy developments, including the progress of major bills, from around the world.

15 November 2023

Crimes against intellectual property to be included in organised crime legislation

The move constitutes an important advancement in IP enforcement, as IP crimes are linked to other types of organised crime.

09 November 2023

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