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USPTO to update trademark search; Chinese pop star counterfeit scandal; EMMENTALER descriptive – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at more responses to INTA’s Dubai Annual Meeting announcement, EUIPO unveiling course on IP Essentials, and much more.

26 May 2023

Tencent takes centre stage at INTA 2023 Annual Meeting

In an exclusive interview, Danny Marti, head of public affairs and global policy at Tencent, reflects on the conglomerate’s experience as the only platinum plus sponsor of this year’s INTA.

25 May 2023

China, India and Turkey remain most problematic countries for EU rights holders, Commission report finds

Despite recent developments in enforcement, the scale, persistence and changing nature of counterfeiting in China, India and Turkey mean that problems continue to surpass progress, a recent EU Commission report warns.

25 May 2023

NFT trademark applications drop, but OpenSea remains infringement minefield

As metaverse and NFT-related trademarks see a significant drop in recent months, WTR takes a look at the ongoing issue of unauthorised brand use on NFT marketplace OpenSea.

24 May 2023

“We are no longer the UK’s counterfeit capital” – why Manchester’s Operation Vulcan should inspire other cities

In an exclusive interview, Detective Chief Inspector Jen Kelly of Greater Manchester Police reveals details of Operation Vulcan, a groundbreaking operation aimed at tackling counterfeit goods.

24 May 2023

USPTO seeks fee change comments; Amazon and YETI partner up; IPONZ rejects MANUKA HONEY – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the City of London Police seizing 3,000 counterfeits, the ICANN77 Policy Forum schedule becoming available, and much more.

23 May 2023

IAM reveals 2023 IP Hall of Fame inductees

IAM has announced that four individuals will be inducted into the IP Hall of Fame in 2023, with Lionel Bently KC, Margaret ‘Meg’ Boulware, Dale Cendali and Brian Hinman selected for inclusion.

23 May 2023

The fight for Nipper: takeaways from HMV’s trademark battle in Singapore

In an exclusive guest post, a recent decision from the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore is analysed, offering lessons for rights holders that could impact their IP approach in Singapore going forward.

22 May 2023

INTA CEO on Singapore, EUIPO candidacy and future Annual Meeting locations

As the INTA Annual Meeting entered its home stretch, WTR sat down with CEO Etienne Sanz de Acedo to reflect on his Singapore experience and the future of the association.

22 May 2023

Best of INTA 2023; WTR Industry Award winners revealed; and much more

Everything we covered on WTR over the past seven days – including daily content from this year’s INTA Annual Meeting in Singapore.

21 May 2023

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