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Taiwan's trademark certificates to go digital from January 2023

As part of ongoing efforts to reduce its environmental footprint and modernise its application process, TIPO is overhauling how it issues trademark and patent certificates from early next year.

01 December 2022

A year of progress at the IP Office of the Philippines: exclusive 2022 review

In an exclusive guest post, the director general of the IP Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL), Rowel S Barba, reveals the biggest developments at the agency in 2022.

28 November 2022

Off-White contests USPTO rejection; Gap and Patagonia square up; IP Australia refreshes website – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the USPTO seeking views on NFTs and IP, Kenya recording all import trademarks, and much more.

25 November 2022

European IP offices: a year in review and what to expect in 2023

As 2023 nears, representatives from major IP offices across Europe share their annual highlights and what trademark practitioners should look out for in the future.

24 November 2022

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

WTR provides an updated look at measures that national IP offices conducted in response to the covid-19 pandemic.

24 November 2022

Innovation at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office: spotlight on cutting-edge tools and services

Representatives from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office exclusively reveal the agency’s innovative non-core tools and services for trademark users – and those planned for the future.

23 November 2022

New law introduces TSG protection and changes concerning GI protection

A new provision ensures that contested joint cross-border GI applications will benefit from a thorough evaluation.

23 November 2022

Trademark application growth lowest in a decade, WIPO data reveals

Global trademark filing activity increased 5.5% last year – the slowest rate since 2012, according to WIPO’s annual Indicators report.

21 November 2022

Brands in space, the future of IP, DEI council convenes: INTA Leadership highlights

Key takeaways and highlights from INTA’s biggest-ever Leadership Meeting, which featured over 1,600 registrants from 85 jurisdictions descending on Miami last week.

21 November 2022

Innovation at the Chilean IP office: spotlight on trademark tools and services

In an update from our regular series on innovation at national IP offices, we hear from representatives at the National Institute of Industrial Property of Chile.

18 November 2022

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