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New INTA report on IP communication offers practical guide and starting point for change, says past president

Zeeger Vink discusses the value of INTA’s presidential task force report on IP reporting for brands.

02 February 2024

Justice Prathiba M Singh

Featured in WTR and IAM Special Report Q4 2023: IP Disruptors 2024: The companies and people driving change and upending IP norms

25 January 2024

Thierry Breton

Featured in WTR and IAM Special Report Q4 2023: IP Disruptors 2024: The companies and people driving change and upending IP norms

25 January 2024

The EUIPO

Featured in WTR and IAM Special Report Q4 2023: IP Disruptors 2024: The companies and people driving change and upending IP norms

25 January 2024

Italy fraud warning; Japan Letter of Consent Q&A; expanded SME fund – IP office updates

In our latest update, we look at the Swedish Patent and Registration Office responding to a recent counterfeiting report, Japan and China exchanging views on IP protection, and much more.

24 January 2024

Bahamas government seeks views on reforms; Biden nominates deputy USTR; US senators introduce IP efficiency law – legislation and policy watch (January 2024)

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

23 January 2024

USPTO impersonation warning: new low-cost filing platform sparks concern

A new filing platform appears to be sending letters that impersonate official USPTO documents to small business owners in the United States, WTR can reveal.

22 January 2024

New regulation establishes official fees for trademark cancellation and invalidation proceedings

The new Regulation on Official Fees came into force in late 2023, putting an end to a period of uncertainty for cancellation and invalidation applicants.

22 January 2024

2024 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for the EUIPO, and users must remain front of mind

This week we reported on concerns over the transparency of selection processes for senior leadership roles at the EUIPO. As the debate continues, and the office embarks on a busy year, it is critical that users remain central to all its endeavours.

20 January 2024

KIPO commissioner resigns to run in national general election

KIPO’s first female commissioner resigns four months before term expiry, citing ambitions to develop the country’s IP industry through “legislative activities”.

19 January 2024

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