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USPTO issues new examination guide; Adobe prevails in India; luxury watches seized in Germany – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at design applications hitting a record high in the United Kingdom, and much more.

06 December 2022

Streaming, sequels and a new CEO – what lies in store for Disney?

Bob Iger has been reinstated as Disney's CEO, after a year in which the company's share price plummeted by more than 40%. However, from streaming competitors to copyright expirations and cultural divides, Disney faces a myriad of complex challenges on its potential road to recovery.

05 December 2022

Mercado Libre reports infringement drop, but IP protection top concern in Chile

Reports of IP violations on Latin America’s biggest e-commerce platform are declining, but infringing products are still a top concern in some major jurisdictions.

05 December 2022

Spotify’s IP strategy; Philippines and Benelux office exclusives; Beijing court fast-track pilot; 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.

04 December 2022

Final chance to nominate in-house professionals for WTR Industry Awards recognition

WTR is seeking nominations to support the 2023 WTR Industry Awards and WTR 300. However, the submissions window closes on 10 December.

03 December 2022

Use of Beijing IP court’s fast-track pilot for simple administrative trademark cases spikes

Judges have spoken publicly about the need to be innovative to manage growing caseloads and limited judicial resources.

02 December 2022 sued for trademark infringement; Japan forms virtual IP council; New Zealand seeks GI views – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the European Commission adopting proposed designs regime changes, Zara and Nike being named the most popular ‘pre-loved’ brands, and much more.

02 December 2022

Legislation and IP policy watch: the current state of play (December 2022)

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

01 December 2022

“Proud heritage, bright future” – what the Benelux IP Office has planned for 2023 and beyond

In an exclusive guest post, the deputy director general of the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property, Hugues Derème, reveals some of the upcoming initiatives the office has planned.

01 December 2022

The Spotify approach to intellectual asset mapping and how it deepens brand understanding

Spotify’s framework allows for detailed understanding of the way that a broad array of potential brand assets can drive value for knowledge companies.

01 December 2022

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