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‘No justification’ – the legal fight to end the USPTO’s residential address requirement

A dispute between a trademark attorney and the USPTO, which seeks to reverse the domicile address requirement, has been escalated to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

26 September 2022

INFORM Consumers Act reintroduced: collaboration versus mandatory action debate continues

The INFORM Consumers Act has been proposed as an amendment to the National Defence Authorisation Act. Our Saturday opinion reflects on the debate that has surrounded the bill.

24 September 2022

IP offices grappling with metaverse-related marks, with Chinese examiners rejecting up to 80% of applications

INTA roundtable highlights challenges surrounding metaverse-related trademarks, with association to publish white paper later this year.

23 September 2022

How to adapt your Vietnamese brand strategy in the wake of major IP law reforms

Sweeping changes to Vietnam’s IP Law are a wake-up call to businesses to overhaul their IP strategies. Vo Chi-Dung of Baker McKenzie offers invaluable advice to practitioners on creating the most effective response plan for the new measures.

22 September 2022

IP Court overrules Rospatent’s finding of similarity for marks in different classes

A fresh finding from the Presidium of the IP Court on similarity between marks may affect Rospatent’s registration practice, since the office has recently tightened the requirements for uniformity at the examination stage.

22 September 2022

Hong Kong and Cambodia sign MoU; USPTO director to co-chair NACIE; WIPO plans UDRP workshop – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Maradona Global Limited revealing brand plans, the Brazil and German IPOs warning of fraud, and much more.

20 September 2022

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

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