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Why the Open App Markets Act is one for brand owners to watch

The prospect of allowing third-party app providers to compete on equal terms creates both opportunities and risk for brands.

02 September 2022

Madrid calling: the rise and rise of WIPO’s international trademark system

In an exclusive feature-length article, WIPO’s Denis Croze, Director, Madrid Information and Promotion Division, Madrid Registry, examines how the Madrid System continues to grow in terms of membership and use, and reveals some of the changes and improvements planned for the years ahead.

01 September 2022

International arbitration can be key to resolving metaverse and NFT disputes but lawyers must keep up

Venue selection is also critical when a dispute arises, a panel of experts advise.

01 September 2022

USPTO® – US federal IP agency secures registered trademarks in effort to tackle fraud

USPTO director Kathi Vidal tells WTR that obtaining registered trademark protection is “another important step in our comprehensive effort to curtail trademark fraud”.

31 August 2022

UN telecoms agency election will have significant implications for brands as Russian and US candidates go head to head

“There are potential significant global implications of the election for IP issues writ large,” a former senior US government official tells WTR.

31 August 2022

Chinese entity accused of using deceased attorney's details as USPTO escalates fraud crackdown

The USPTO has issued a scathing show cause notice to four entities from China, alleging that they used the name of a deceased US lawyer on thousands of trademark applications.

30 August 2022

Destruction ceremony held in Thailand; Amazon files joint lawsuit; fake Microsoft software warning – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the Iraq IP office updating its trademark licensing requirements, Vans winning punitive damages in a Chinese OLD SKOOL suit, and much more.

30 August 2022

IPOPHL enters the metaverse; Peloton partners with Amazon; Microsoft takes on Word Windows – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the US Ninth Circuit reviving a Connect 4-style trade dress spat, the Irish IP office publishing its annual report, and much more.

26 August 2022

Mercado Libre joins forces with Mexico IP office as e-commerce platforms step up collaborative efforts

Mercado Libre and the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property have signed a collaboration agreement that could inspire more digital marketplaces to partner with IP authorities.

26 August 2022

Report calls for more examiners as India's trademark registry deals with oppositions surge

Indian trademark registry only has 168 full-time examiners and disposes 12% of oppositions through hearings, but will dispose applications filed before 2020 by 2025

25 August 2022

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