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Will South Korea succeed in increasing platform liability for counterfeit goods? Don’t hold your breath

This week’s Saturday opinion considers bills being proposed in South Korea to increase the responsibility and liability of e-commerce platforms in combatting counterfeiting.

12 August 2023

How to safeguard brands on Turkey’s biggest e-commerce platforms

Local practitioners examine the latest regulations and platform guidelines to determine the best course of action for protecting brands online.

10 August 2023

IPO amends official fees – what you need to know

The fee for filing a trademark application has increased by 45%, while the fees for conducting all types of trademark search have increased by up to 40%.

10 August 2023

USPTO anti-counterfeiting deadline approaches; Toyota most valuable Japanese brand; Operation Vulcan raid – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the EUIPO adding in-house image search to DesignView, the UKIPO outlining its research priorities, and much more.

08 August 2023

“A step-change for the IP system” – groundbreaking study examines trademark impact of generative AI

IP Australia has published a host of reports focused on the potential impact of generative AI technology such as ChatGPT and Dall-E on the IP industry.

02 August 2023

WIPO and Ukraine pledge cooperation; Fender sues Win-D-Fender; American Airlines dispute – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at a cancer support foundation suing Unilever, the UKIPO responding to a public consultation on digital transformation, and much more.

01 August 2023

The X files: register data reveals extent of Musk’s competition for new Twitter brand

Analysis of global register data reveals thousands of pre-existing X marks, including some owned by major tech rivals.

01 August 2023

How the EUIPO takes a cutting-edge approach to web accessibility

In an exclusive guest column, the project manager behind the EUIPO's new website reveals how the digital platform has been made accessible to all users.

31 July 2023

What joining the CPTPP alliance means for the UK trademark system

UKIPO prepares for legislative change ahead of accession to Indo-Pacific trade group.

31 July 2023

Claims of bribery and violation of duty against former Beijing IP Court president

Su Chi's expulsion from Party membership comes against the backdrop of a wider crackdown. Public records suggest he is the first senior and well-known IP official to be targeted.

28 July 2023

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