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Counterfeit hotspots in Cyprus that you must be aware of

Featured in Physical marketplace counterfeit hotspots

In an updated edition from our series into physical marketplaces that reportedly engage in the trade of counterfeit goods, we head to the beautiful Mediterranean island of Cyprus.

01 September 2022

International arbitration can be key to resolving metaverse and NFT disputes but lawyers must keep up

Venue selection is also critical when a dispute arises, a panel of experts advise.

01 September 2022

USPTO® – US federal IP agency secures registered trademarks in effort to tackle fraud

USPTO director Kathi Vidal tells WTR that obtaining registered trademark protection is “another important step in our comprehensive effort to curtail trademark fraud”.

31 August 2022

UN telecoms agency election will have significant implications for brands as Russian and US candidates go head to head

“There are potential significant global implications of the election for IP issues writ large,” a former senior US government official tells WTR.

31 August 2022

Chinese entity accused of using deceased attorney's details as USPTO escalates fraud crackdown

The USPTO has issued a scathing show cause notice to four entities from China, alleging that they used the name of a deceased US lawyer on thousands of trademark applications.

30 August 2022

Destruction ceremony held in Thailand; Amazon files joint lawsuit; fake Microsoft software warning – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the Iraq IP office updating its trademark licensing requirements, Vans winning punitive damages in a Chinese OLD SKOOL suit, and much more.

30 August 2022

Myths of trademark tarnishment: groundbreaking study suggests legislation rethink required

Academic behind new study says that if the results are repeated in future, US policymakers should “consider repealing or narrowing protection against tarnishment”.

29 August 2022

Time is running out to register for Brand Protection Europe – new names added to line-up

Limited spaces remain for the event, which will feature speakers from the likes of Amazon, Diageo, Entertainment One, Philip Morris International and Superdry.

29 August 2022

Opportunists target foreign brands in Russia; Ben & Jerry’s loses Unilever injunction; Indian registry struggles; 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.

28 August 2022

Ben and Jerry’s fails in injunction bid against Unilever, as brand and business approaches clash

This week a US district court rejected an injunction request from Ben and Jerry’s to prevent the transfer of its Israeli business to a local licensee.

27 August 2022

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