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EUIPO and KIPO ranked most innovative IP offices in the world

In newly-released exclusive research, the EU and Korean IP offices have been named as the most innovative IP agencies in the world.

05 January 2022

Next level collaboration: an exclusive inside look at the European Union Intellectual Property Network

To coincide with the latest WTR special report, we share exclusive insights from Christian Archambeau, executive director of the EUIPO, on the continued development of the EUIPN.

05 January 2022

The world of IP office innovation and accessibility: new WTR special report released

WTR’s latest special report, available now to subscribers, explores how IP offices around the world are embracing innovation and why it matters to all trademark professionals.

05 January 2022

Good news for trademark owners: Trademark Office to start issuing trademark certificates electronically

The Costa Rican Trademark Office is due to begin issuing trademark certificates electronically, which should make the registration process faster and less costly.

05 January 2022

WTR’s annual IP Office Innovation Ranking reveals the trademark agencies at the cutting edge

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q4: Next generation innovation at IP offices

Our key findings from this year’s exclusive research project analysing the noncore tools and services offered by the world’s top 60 IP offices shows positive momentum – but there is still much to be done to close the innovation gap.

05 January 2022

USPTO welcomes new TPAC members; INTA files amicus brief; Match and Muzmatch set for court battle – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Fanatics acquiring Topps trading cards for $500 million, Disney losing its Winnie the Pooh exclusivity, and much more.

04 January 2022

Why cooperation and public outreach is key for expanding innovation at IP offices

In a unique preview of an upcoming WTR Special Report, we present three exclusive extracts from major trademark office leaders on how they are using public outreach and collaboration to further their message.

30 December 2021

UKIPO CEO on Brexit and other challenges: a year in trademarks

UK Intellectual Property Office CEO Tim Moss discusses getting the legwork done in the face of Brexit, while transforming office services around the needs of the customer.

21 December 2021

Hague design system – upcoming changes to the rules

A number of welcome amendments, due to come into force on 1 January 2022, have been made to the rules of procedure relating to the Hague design registration system.

17 December 2021

Spider-Man comic trademark battle; UKIPO denies New Zealand manuka honey GI; CIPO backlog appears to stabilise – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at WIPO launching a new global awards programme, Cincinnati Customs and Border Protection officers seizing fake jewellery and scarves, and much more.

17 December 2021

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