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FTC seeks views on rules that could provide boost to fight against trademark scammers

The USPTO is currently fighting fraud on three fronts. Two recent developments could be set to provide a boost to the office’s efforts.

17 September 2022

Trademark Plus responds to complaints as Trustpilot blocks account

A representative for low-cost IP agency Trademark Plus has defended its operations in an exclusive interview with WTR.

16 September 2022

A metaverse dystopia, UDRP tips, diversity in brand protection: eight key takeaways from Online Brand Protection Europe

Strategic takeaways from in-house leaders, law firm experts and industry specialists at this week's Brand Protection Online Europe event.

15 September 2022

Asia-Pacific trends and top filers: 2021

In WTR’s annual Asia-Pacific deep dive, we take a look at major trends in 2021 as well as the top corporate and law firm filers across five key jurisdictions.

15 September 2022

IP-related decrees and circulars to be revised or replaced after amended IP Law is enacted

Soon after the amended IP Law takes effect, the relevant existing statutes. The government must submit new or revised IP-related decrees and circulars by 15 November 2022.

15 September 2022

Louis Vuitton’s metaverse-related trademark registrations offer valuable insight

While the Polish Patent Office has provided little in the way of guidance when it comes to trademarks in the metaverse or connected to NFTs, a closer examination of the few registrations that have been filed provides some early clues in this burgeoning area of protection.

15 September 2022

Taiwan IP Office updates examination guidelines for the digital age

New amendments by the Taiwanese IP Office to guidelines on distinctiveness gives brand owners a much greater scope of protection. The changes cover characters, foreign words and compound words, slogans, and shapes and devices of goods or services.

15 September 2022

The big impact of TRUMP TOO SMALL: free speech debate erupts after controversial trademark decision

Talking to WTR, the academic behind a new paper on a recent Federal Circuit ruling urges policymakers to remember that “trademarks should distinguish goods, not claim ownership over words”.

14 September 2022

The metaverse, valuation issues and IP in the age of covid – takeaways from IP Week @ SG 2022

Last week the IP Office of Singapore organised a series of events to celebrate its first in-person IP Week since the start of the pandemic. WTR was on the ground to bring you the key takeaways.

14 September 2022

Iceland and Iceland return to court; USPTO threatens termination of 13,000 marks; Ford heads to the metaverse – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Diageo winning an injunction over whiskey lookalikes, an NBA player seeking cancellation of a trademark filed by his mother, and much more.

13 September 2022

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