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Croatia new IP services; JPO and SAIP pledge cooperation; WIPO launches awareness platform – IP office updates

In this latest update, we look at the US Copyright Office extending its deadline for comments on AI, the UKIPO launching an IP and business growth survey, and much more.

22 November 2023

Practitioners divided over new USPTO design patent bar

The new bar expands the approved technical qualifications to prosecute design patents, but some practitioners say it does not go far enough.

22 November 2023

Revealed: media industry’s leading law firm representatives

WTR data analysis uncovers the law firms responsible for protecting the world’s most valuable media brands.

16 November 2023

Is it time for you to fight brand restrictions? A look at impacted industries and what INTA is doing

Members of INTA’s Brand Restrictions Committee chart the impact of brand restrictions on multiple product sectors, and how the association is engaging with policymakers on the issue.

16 November 2023

IP Australia lauded for inclusivity approach; Italy holds Anti-counterfeiting Week – IP office updates

In this latest update, we look at the French INPI launching a consultation on non-food GIs, the Botswana IP authority taking over as chair of ARIPO, and much more.

15 November 2023

AI-generated replica likenesses under scrutiny; EU GI regulation published in Official Journal – legislation and policy watch (November 2023)

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

15 November 2023

Crimes against intellectual property to be included in organised crime legislation

The move constitutes an important advancement in IP enforcement, as IP crimes are linked to other types of organised crime.

09 November 2023

IPOPHL to boost mediator roster; Canada trademark opposition changes; EUIPO launches GI hub – IP office updates

In this latest update, we look at Gaza deadlines being suspended, the Estonian office seeking a native word for IP, and much more.

08 November 2023

Trademark applications to be published directly after being received by IP Vietnam

The move is good news for trademark owners and practitioners, who will have access to more up-to-date information.

08 November 2023

PTO prepares for administrative revocation of trademarks

With the entry into force of Article 26 of the Industrial Property Code just around the corner, the PTO has accelerated its preparations and released a draft regulation for comment.

06 November 2023

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