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New bill aimed at tackling illegal online pharmacies introduced in US Senate

One market expert tells WTR that, if enacted, the bipartisan bill would provide powerful new protections to keep consumers safe from counterfeit and illegal drugs.

16 December 2021

The USPTO year in review: exclusive interview with trademark commissioner David Gooder

WTR sits down with USPTO Trademark Commissioner David Gooder to hear his perspective on the biggest changes that have taken place at the agency in 2021.

16 December 2021

USPTO issues advice to fraud victims with suspended trademark applications

The USPTO has confirmed that thousands of trademarks linked to an allegedly fraudulent Pakistan-based company are now suspended and issued a guidance for victims.

14 December 2021

Hermès takes on NFT artist; Meta marks sold for $60 million; retailers push for INFORM Consumers Act – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at France.com being disappointed by a decision not to review a French government win, the US Copyright Office seeking comments on deferred examination, and much more.

14 December 2021

Madrid e-Filing now available to applicants in Turkey

Turkey has recently joined the countries that enable applicants to file their international trademark applications directly through the Madrid e-Filing service.

14 December 2021

USPTO invalidates over 15,000 trademarks in stark warning to fraudulent filers in China

The USPTO has taken “unprecedented action” against a China-based entity, Huanyee Intellectual Property Co Ltd, for repeated violations of US trademark rules of practice.

13 December 2021

Showing legitimate interest in the Andean Community: doing away with formality

The Bolivian Patent and Trademark Office will have to modify its practice and views regarding the showing of genuine interest in opposition proceedings following the issuance of a prejudicial interpretation by the Andean Court of Justice.

13 December 2021

Jamaica joins the Hague System; CNIPA plans Olympic campaigns; dramatic drop in suspended ‘.uk’ domains – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at WIPO launching a new podcast series, the Brazilian government creating geographical indication seals, and much more.

10 December 2021

Government-approved brand valuation authority key to unlocking trademark potential, scholar says

Establishing an authority to grant brand value status to companies seeking investment would be key to unlocking the financial potential of trademarks, an experienced business scholar tells WTR.

09 December 2021

A digital revolution in Uganda: trademark e-filing launches following EUIPO cooperation

The Uganda Registration Services Bureau has launched a trademark e-filing platform as part of its all-digital strategy.

08 December 2021

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