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Live updates: IP offices implement measures in wake of coronavirus crisis

As the novel coronavirus epidemic continues to spread across the globe, WTR provides an updated look at measures that national IP offices have launched in response.

13 January 2022

Canada filing data reveals significant growth despite delays

Canadian trademark filings are on the up, but the IP office and local agents have their work cut out for them.

12 January 2022

E-commerce platforms team up with brand owners and government to fight online counterfeiting in Thailand

Recent efforts in Thailand provide a prime example of how stakeholders can work together to combat the growing threat of counterfeits online.

12 January 2022

USPTO records unprecedented year of filings and pendency levels

WTR presents key insights and takeaways from the USPTO's latest Performance and Accountability Report for FY 2021, which was published on Tuesday.

12 January 2022

Brand enforcement campaigns lead to surge in design patent injunctions in the US

IAM’s Angela Morris reveals why the Illinois Northern District has become a hotbed of design patent injunctions, with Oakley and Deckers Outdoor leading the charge.

11 January 2022

Nike most-valuable apparel brand; China Trademark Association new committees; Take-Two buys Zynga – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at how improved examinations and WIPO event participation are among the CNIPA's five-year efforts, some of the latest law firm promotions, and much more.

11 January 2022

Gruyere genericide decision rejects “blatant European market-share grab”, says NMPF

The Consortium for Common Food Names and the National Milk Producers Federation have welcomed a US district court ruling confirming that ‘gruyere’ is a generic style of cheese in the United States.

10 January 2022

Four predictions for an unpredictable world: what to expect from domain names in 2022

Com Laude's Nick Wood and Hayath Hussein offer four likely scenarios for the domain name landscape in the year ahead.

10 January 2022

Top stories of 2021; world’s most innovative IP offices revealed; Google blocks fraudulent filing ads; and much more

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

09 January 2022

Why IP office innovation matters

Our latest opinion column explores why IP office innovation truly matters in the office landscape – for users, governments and the wider economy.

08 January 2022

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