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Singapore introduces IP Amendment Bill to streamline processes and improve legislative clarity

WTR talks with a local expert on what the implications are for brand owners and any potential roadblocks to implementation.

14 January 2022

Russia to join Geneva Act of Lisbon Agreement, further integrating into global IP system

The move is expected to have significant protection benefits for local and international brands.

14 January 2022

UKIPO seeks design views; INTA files amicus brief; Lego delays Activision Blizzard partnership – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the French and Singapore IP office cooperation, the Kazakhstan IP registry responding to nationwide unrest, and much more.

14 January 2022

CNIPA’s Criteria for Determination of General Trademark Violations: key points, concerns and missed opportunities

The criteria, listed in 35 articles, define in detail the various types of trademark offences, with the exception of trademark infringement.

13 January 2022

‘Cacao de Caripito’ protected as a geographical indication by the Venezuelan state

Cacao de Caripito’ is the second protected geographical indication granted to a Venezuelan product in 2021. This follows the establishment of a new procedure for the granting of geographical indications at the end of the previous year.

13 January 2022

USPTO records unprecedented year of filings and pendency levels

WTR presents key insights and takeaways from the USPTO's latest Performance and Accountability Report for FY 2021, which was published on Tuesday.

12 January 2022

Nike most-valuable apparel brand; China Trademark Association new committees; Take-Two buys Zynga – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at how improved examinations and WIPO event participation are among the CNIPA's five-year efforts, some of the latest law firm promotions, and much more.

11 January 2022

OAPI: widespread changes come into effect

Changes to the OAPI registration system - affecting trademarks, GIs, utility models and industrial designs - came into effect on 1 January 2022. This update highlights the most important changes.

11 January 2022

Eurasian design system enters into force in Tajikistan; EAPO to serve as ISA and IPEA

Eurasian industrial design applicants may now obtain protection simultaneously in six countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan.

10 January 2022

Why IP office innovation matters

Our latest opinion column explores why IP office innovation truly matters in the office landscape – for users, governments and the wider economy.

08 January 2022

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