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IPOPHL enters the metaverse; Peloton partners with Amazon; Microsoft takes on Word Windows – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the US Ninth Circuit reviving a Connect 4-style trade dress spat, the Irish IP office publishing its annual report, and much more.

26 August 2022

Mercado Libre joins forces with Mexico IP office as e-commerce platforms step up collaborative efforts

Mercado Libre and the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property have signed a collaboration agreement that could inspire more digital marketplaces to partner with IP authorities.

26 August 2022

Report calls for more examiners as India's trademark registry deals with oppositions surge

Indian trademark registry only has 168 full-time examiners and disposes 12% of oppositions through hearings, but will dispose applications filed before 2020 by 2025

25 August 2022

Unprecedented flood of infringement: study reveals hundreds of opportunistic filings in Russia as foreign brands targeted

A major new study has identified nearly 500 trademark applications filed in Russia that are identical or similar to famous foreign brands.

24 August 2022

“I know there's pent-up demand”: Brands Registry Group president looks to the future of ‘.brands’

BRG president reflects on the current use of ‘brands’ and how – and which – companies are preparing for the next round.

24 August 2022

WTR Brand Elite analysis: July 2022

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The stock markets bounced back in July, providing good news for brands in multiple sectors. But reputational challenges persist for energy companies.

23 August 2022

Disney prevails in Evel Knievel case; USPTO seeks volunteers; Miniso apologises for Japanese branding – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Indian law enforcement being notified of counterfeiters in Srinagar, how 85% of Chinese consumers pay attention to genuine trademarks, and much more.

23 August 2022

“Beachbody has changed”: IP helps carve out post-pandemic business strategy

In an exclusive interview, Beachbody group vice president, intellectual property, Beverly Shin reveals how the company strategy is evolving after covid-19, and why the IP team will be central to achieving new goals.

22 August 2022

CIPO fee increase only welcome if services improve, users say

The Canadian IP Office’s proposal to increase service fees by 25% has received mixed reviews among users desperate for quicker services but worried about deterring foreign clients.

22 August 2022

USPTO specimens of use investigation; student-athlete NIL fact-finding; Verizon UDRP win; 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.

21 August 2022

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