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Register tracker: Chinese filings drop over 10% at home and abroad in Autumn 2021

The latest WTR register tracker examines filing trends in China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore and South Korea between September and December 2021.

17 February 2022

Register Tracker Europe and US: September-December 2021

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The latest WTR register tracker examines filing trends in the United States, Canada, the EUIPO, the United Kingdom, France and Germany between September and December 2021.

16 February 2022

INTA 2022 Annual Meeting safety update; Super Bowl fakes crackdown; North Face settles dispute – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at an NFT marketplace taking action over infringement levels, the CNIPA revealing its Winter Olympic Games enforcement efforts, and much more.

15 February 2022

AIPLA seeks clarification of USPTO sanctions process as scams and suspicious specimens challenge continues

The AIPLA has published comments to the USPTO on trademark administrative sanctions and expressed concern over the vagueness of parameters.

15 February 2022

Important changes to Singapore’s IP system: what you need to know

The Intellectual Property (Amendment) Bill introduces important changes to improve the country’s IP systems. This update highlights the key points that trademark owners and practitioners should be aware of.

14 February 2022

Chanel lookalike fragrance win; Snapchatter arrested for counterfeiting; WarnerMedia and Discovery merger approved – news digest

We look at Canon combatting counterfeits, Dubai Customs looking back at its 2021 IP activities, and much more.

11 February 2022

Controversial SENADI proceedings highlight need to fight corruption within the authority

The case created controversy when it emerged that the agent who had filed the mark at issue was the SENADI director who decided on the matter.

10 February 2022

From USPTO to USIPO – reaction to senator’s proposal for unified US IP office

Senator Thom Tillis submits proposal on restructuring the IP administrative system in the United States by creating a single, unified IP agency.

09 February 2022

TTAB decisions on genericness are evolving, AI analysis reveals

In an exclusive guest post, academic Cameron Shackell reveals new data that finds changes in the TTAB’s approach to genericness rulings.

09 February 2022

More suspicious low-cost trademark filing platforms discovered after USPTO fraud crackdown

The websites “follow a similar pattern to entities already disciplined by the USPTO”, says one expert, and should be on the radar of brand owners.

08 February 2022

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