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Why 2024 may finally be the year Canada turns the corner on its examination backlog

Canadian applicants may have cause to be hopeful, opines Deeth Williams Wall LLP’s Gary Daniel.

07 October 2023

China GIs update; India trademark functions resume; North Macedonia and Kosovo cooperation – IP office updates

In this latest update, we look at how IP services in China are suspended for the rest of the week, João Negrão stepping into his new role as EUIPO executive director, and much more.

04 October 2023

Luxury fashion trademarks in Russia: what has changed for foreign rights holders since February 2022

Featured in WTR Special Report Q3 2023: Safeguarding style: an examination of brand protection in the fashion and luxury industry

04 October 2023

João Negrão begins mandate as EUIPO head, as office prepares for the future

João Negrão has officially taken up office as executive director of the EUIPO, identifying a number of focus areas as he looks to the office’s future.

02 October 2023

Evaluating corporate anti-counterfeiting efforts after the pandemic

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2023

Anti-counterfeiting efforts have become a cost of doing business, with many companies allocating significant resources to fighting counterfeits, utilising technology and working closely with key stakeholders. INTA takes a close look at the ever-increasing sophistication of counterfeiters and argues that more must be done to combat the scourge of fake goods entering the market.

29 September 2023

New measures in place to safeguard rights in enterprise names

Recent measures issued by the SAMR aim to safeguard the legitimate interests associated with enterprise names and ensure fair competition in the market.

28 September 2023

Could generative AI replace IP roles?

HSF’s Giulia Maienza and Heather Newton ask the burning questions about generative AI in the IP space, addressing how it can be used by brand owners and law firms.

28 September 2023

India trademark functionality stalls; USPTO website update; Lithuanian IPO launches pro bono service – IP office updates

In this latest update, the Brazil and Uruguay IPOs pledge cooperation, the Latvian IPO warns against fakes, and much more.

27 September 2023

The Beijing Measure: whether data should be a registered and protected form of intellectual property in China

Featured in Inside China’s IP Market: a Guide 2024

Shenzhen, the Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces and Beijing have enacted data IP registration-related legal documents, responding to calls for the establishment of a data property rights system. Beijing’s efforts highlight it as a pilot area for national data IP work.

27 September 2023

EU designs legislation moves forward as European Council amends text and adopts positions

The European Council has made amendments related to fee levels, the requirements for representation of a design and the approach to national administrative invalidity procedures.

26 September 2023

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