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EU Parliament approves GI protection for crafts and industrial products

The EUIPO will oversee GI protection of crafts and industrial products, under legislation approved yesterday by the European Parliament.

13 September 2023

TikTok Shop continues global rollout, pushing back on counterfeit claims

Brand owners are being warned to “diligently police” TikTok Shop after its US launch this week.

13 September 2023

USPTO delays post-registration provisions; BPTO disinformation warning – IP office updates

In this latest update, the Indian IP authority is asked to report on regulations for IP agents, the Hong Kong IP department celebrates 25 years of its “No Fakes Pledge”, and much more.

13 September 2023

“Artists stand no chance”: viral painter speaks out after takedowns from Hasbulla, Post Malone and Warner Bros

Popular Instagram artist Rory Paints laments what he perceives as a David versus Goliath situation between artists and major brands.

12 September 2023

Morgan & Morgan secures #LAW mark; Northern Pacific Airways rebrands; metaverse bubble ‘popped’ – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Grupo Modelo ending a licensing dispute over Modelo Reserva-branded beers, the LEGO Group seeking corporate counsel, and much more.

12 September 2023

Live updates: IP offices respond and implement measures in wake of invasion of Ukraine

Following the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces, WTR will regularly update users on the formal responses and measures that national IP offices have announced.

12 September 2023

Final speaker line-up: industry mavens prepare for New York brand strategy summit

Amazon, GoDaddy, Hasbro, New Balance, Tiffany, WeWork and WWE are among the big names taking to the stage at WTR Live: Brand Strategy Summit USA.

12 September 2023

Singapore launches world’s first intangibles disclosure framework

The first-of-its-kind framework enables businesses to disclose their intangible assets systematically and comprehensively, but will require a “collective effort from private-public partnerships”.

11 September 2023

TrademarkSea warning; new Egyptian IP authority; biases facing women in IP; 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.

10 September 2023

Are we on the verge of finally resolving student-athlete NIL issues?

Johnny Football, legislators and the NCAA are keeping the issue of name, image and likeness rights in the headlines, but are we any closer to national legislation?

09 September 2023

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