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Jamaica fee rise; USPTO issues further domicile address guidance; India feedback call – IP office updates

In this latest update, the USPTO extends its anti-counterfeiting comments deadline, the IP Office of New Zealand calls for GI law changes, and much more.

30 August 2023

UK practitioners urged to have their say on transforming IP office services

The UKIPO is proposing a number of changes to its trademark services in the next two years – and local practitioners are being encouraged to have their say.

29 August 2023

Egypt’s authority for intellectual property: a new dawn

Following the launch of its National IP Strategy in 2022, Egypt has now issued a new law relating to the establishment of the Egyptian Intellectual Property Agency.

25 August 2023

Specialist Chapter: New E-court System Aims to Simplify Proceedings and Significantly Drive Down Operational Costs in Indonesia

Featured in The Trademark Litigation Review 2024

The debut of a digital platform for all Commercial Court cases will create a more effective and efficient system for all parties – provided the technological advantages outweigh the disadvantages.

25 August 2023

Alternative methods to curb trademark squatting amid post-registration opposition abolition

A draft amendment to Taiwan’s Trademark Act is set to replace the post-registration opposition system with invalidation proceedings. It will introduce a trial and appeal board and will allow third parties to submit observations during the pre-registration examination process.

24 August 2023

US district court sides with Copyright Office in first AI art ruling

While the court is the first in the US to review a Copyright Office decision on AI-generated art, the narrow nature of the ruling means that many more questions remain, practitioners tell WTR.

22 August 2023

IACC welcomes anti-counterfeiting resolution; fault lines over right to repair law; next EUIPO director looks to the future – legislation and policy watch (August 2023)

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

17 August 2023

INTA lobbying spend increases dramatically as US lawmakers debate IP-related bills

New data reveals that INTA is engaging in more political lobbying in Washington DC than ever before.

16 August 2023

Pakistan amends Trademarks Act; Credit Suisse branding to be phased out; Google ads decision upheld – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the Mongolian IP office and the USPTO pledging cooperation, a security company launching an anti-cyber-attack tool for law firms, and much more.

15 August 2023

Business development, customer experience and a wider network: new INTA Asia-Pacific chief reveals plans for the future

INTA chief representative officer for Asia-Pacific Walter Chia reflects on his first six months in office and his ambitions for the role going forward.

14 August 2023

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