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Sky v Skykick latest; Mercado Libre exclusive; Olympic brand protection; and much more

Everything we covered on WTR over the past seven days – and all you need to know from the world of trademarks to set yourself up for the start of another busy week.

<em>Sky v Skykick</em> latest; Mercado Libre exclusive; Olympic brand protection; and much more
Success for Lindt &amp; Sprüngli; USPTO celebrates Lanham Act anniversary; Philippines joins TMclass – news digest
30 Jul 2021

Success for Lindt & Sprüngli; USPTO celebrates Lanham Act anniversary; Philippines joins TMclass – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Scamadviser announcing a new member, Ebro Foods looking to offload more brands, the UK government setting out its innovation strategy, and much more.

Facebook and Microsoft take IP diversity pledge; USPTO publishes new TMEP; Sony sells Crackle trademark – news digest
27 Jul 2021

Facebook and Microsoft take IP diversity pledge; USPTO publishes new TMEP; Sony sells Crackle trademark – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at counterfeit face masks being seized in Malaysia, Lorna Jane responding to a fine for covid-19-related advertising claims, and much more.

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25 Jul 2021

$150,000 trademark scam allegations; top US litigants; India plain packaging regime; and much more

Everything we covered on WTR over the past seven days – and all you need to know from the world of trademarks to set yourself up for the start of another busy week. Read more

23 Jul 2021

Puma settles ‘Roar’ logo dispute; UKIPO warns about priority filings; ECTA creates SME task force – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Philadelphia customs officials seizing counterfeit auto parts, a US Senator introducing a resolution commemorating increased anti-counterfeiting efforts, and much more. Read more

18 Jul 2021

ICANN calls for SSAD insight; Inngot CEO on IP lending; neuroscience and IP law collide; and much more

Everything we covered on WTR over the past seven days – and all you need to know from the world of trademarks to set yourself up for the start of another busy week. Read more

16 Jul 2021

Neuroscience and IP law: could data from fMRI scans revolutionise trademark litigation?

A groundbreaking study has combined advanced neuroscience tools with common trademark law questions and could reshape disputes invoking the reasonable person. Read more

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13 Jul 2021

Cointreau sues cannabis company; Amazon TLDs go live; Malta joins IP Register in Blockchain – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Australia reflecting on a decade of plain packaging, Shamrock eyeing an entertainment IP move, Amul’s first foreign ruling leading to Canadian registration, and much more. Read more

12 Jul 2021

Six ways to spot an effective leader – and how to become one

WTR’s Global Leaders explore the thorny question of what makes an inspiring boss, the qualities that make for essential leadership and also the duties and responsibilities of those at the top. Read more

11 Jul 2021

The USPTO’s fraudulent filings crackdown continues; strategic insights from industry leaders; call for IP offices to be “agents of change”; and much more

Everything we covered on WTR over the past seven days – and all you need to know from the world of trademarks to set yourself up for the start of another busy week. Read more

9 Jul 2021

North Korea counterfeit crackdown; Banksy trademarks criticised; MARQUES annual meeting update – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at a court ordering Lotus Health Group to sell trademarks, the Georgian IP office establishing a GI commission, Invest Europe and EUIPO teaming up to support SMEs, and much more. Read more

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7 Jul 2021

Diversity and inclusion: moving the needle together

Facebook's Mike Yaghmai and Dennis Wilson of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, explain why and how the two organisations have partnered up to facilitate faster change towards diversity and inclusion in the legal sector. Read more

1 Jul 2021

Top filers, unprecedented applications and a transformed landscape: a year in the life of the EUIPO

The Long Read: Worrying drops in filing levels followed by record highs have made for an eventful year at the EUIPO. WTR’s Trevor Little considers how these and other events are affecting the IP ecosystem and could affect the future of the register itself. Read more

30 Jun 2021

“A long time coming” – experts praise Canadian government’s creation of independent regulator for IP agents

The government of Canada launches the ‘College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents’, with local experts calling it a "welcome development" - although there are concerns that it could “add to the cost of practising”. Read more

16 Jun 2021

Womble Bond Dickinson US shares best practices for workplace inclusion

Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP’s Sarah Keefe and WBD Pride affinity group co-chairs Tara Cho and Kevin Hall share a number of best practices for building an inclusive work environment in an effort to make the legal profession a more equitable place for all. Read more

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19 Feb 2021

Positive intention for UK address for service rule changes, but data shows muted impact

The UK trademark filing landscape is changing, with new agents coming onto the scene and early analysis indicating limited impact of the new local address for service requirement. Read more

22 Jan 2021

EUIPO filings in 2020: all the key stats and figures you need to know

With last year’s figures now available, despite a tumultuous 2020, trademark application volumes at the EUIPO hit a record high – as this week’s data analysis reveals. Read more

11 Dec 2020

Data analysis reveals impact on filings for Amazon’s IP Accelerators panel firms

When it first launched, the programme received a lot of hype, not least for the creation of an elite panel of vetted law firms. But how much of a boost did practices gain from access to a wide range of potential new clients? The data suggests mixed results. Read more

9 Oct 2020

China overtakes American brand owners to be largest source of trademark applications at the USPTO: data analysis

The unprecedented growth in filings from the Asian giant has many practitioners scratching their heads, so we’ve drilled into the data to provide a comprehensive picture of the situation. Read more

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23 Jun 2021

Five core technologies every IP practice can rely on

A rundown of the core technologies keeping the IP practices of WTR’s Global Leaders operating at full pace. Read more

8 Jan 2019

Protecting and enforcing design rights: Switzerland

Swiss design is characterised by its hybrid status – it is influenced by the German tradition of functionalism and the Italian radical design of the 1960s. Swiss design lies somewhere between ‘form follows function’ and ‘anything goes’ – it is functional yet rich; linear while unexpected; practical and refreshing. Read more

12 Sep 2018

Trademark procedures and strategies: France

Any natural person or legal entity can apply for a French trademark before the French Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle (INPI). The application can be filed by the owner itself or its representative. Read more

13 Mar 2018

Managing a pharmaceutical trademark portfolio with the assistance of outside counsel

Responsibility for a company’s portfolio is frequently placed in the hands of a few specialists. Often, this is not the only task carried out within the department. However, the legal protection of trademarks requires a high degree of specialisation. Read more

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