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USPTO design patent practice review to be expected but now community has chance to have its say

The USPTO is seeking views on the scientific and technical requirements to practise in patent matters before the office, with the establishment of a design patent practitioner bar up for discussion.

22 October 2022

Register Tracker Latin America: May-August 2022

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Latin American businesses have a stronger focus on regional markets than those further afield, according to filing data published by Fovea IP. Meanwhile, US applicants enjoy uncontested dominance as the top foreign filers in the region.

21 October 2022

The rejection of the proposed new Constitution and its repercussions for industrial property

In a referendum held in September 2022, the Chilean electorate voted to reject the constitutional text drafted by the Constituent Convention. Importantly, the discarded proposal did not include any express recognition of industrial property.

20 October 2022

Register Tracker Europe and North America: May-August 2022

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The United Kingdom saw a disproportionately large number of trademark filings this May-August 2022, according to data published by Fovea IP. The data also shows a strong preference for local markets among North American and European applicants - among other insights.

19 October 2022

The brand risks of corporate political donations: what trademark practitioners need to know

A recent report urges companies to halt political spending to “minimise the risk of blowback”, which can include significant harm to brand reputation.

19 October 2022

Atlanta Braves rebrand debate; Canon reveals Amazon IP takedown levels; USPTO seeks public feedback – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Medieval Times accusing a performers’ union of brand infringement, the Philippines IP Offices being recognised for its achievements, and much more.

18 October 2022

How a Giorgia Meloni administration could impact the trademark ecosystem in Italy

Following the Italian election victory of right-wing leader Giorgia Meloni, WTR spoke to leading attorneys in the country to identify the potential impact.

14 October 2022

What you need to know about trademark prosecution and enforcement in Nepal

In an exclusive guest post, Apex Law Chamber managing partner R.C. Subedi explores trademark prosecution and enforcement in Nepal, its notable legal cases and upcoming changes.

13 October 2022

Kazakh IPO amends official fees: what you need to know

A key change is that the trademark registration fee now covers only up to three classes of goods/services, and not all classes applied for, as previously.

13 October 2022

CITMA urges UK government to resolve “critical” post-Brexit representation issues

Unqualified foreign representatives before the UKIPO have become a “critical problem that requires immediate attention”, CITMA has warned the UK government in a new campaign urging legislative change.

12 October 2022

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