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A snapshot of IP disputes in Chinese courts: lessons from the 2022 data

Latest data released by the Chinese courts reveal a decline in the number of cases concluded and accepted last year.

01 May 2023

EUIPO patent plans confirmed; 2023 WTR 300 revealed; behind the scenes at Kuaishou; 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.

30 April 2023

Revealed: programme for New York brand strategy summit

WTR is pleased to reveal the programme for a two-day, high-level event, taking place in the United States this autumn.

29 April 2023

“We are on top of it” – Vidal faces tough USPTO fraud questioning at US House subcommittee meeting

The US House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, IP, and the Internet held a hearing focused on the oversight of the USPTO yesterday, with director Kathi Vidal taking questions for over an hour.

28 April 2023

China trademark registration rate falls; Katy Perry loses Katie Perry suit; UKIPO publishes priorities – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at a new EUIPO report revealing that less than a quarter of EU designers are women, OpSec Group set to become a public company, and much more.

28 April 2023

Celebrating in-house leaders: 2023 edition of WTR 300 launches

WTR is pleased to unveil the seventh edition of the WTR 300, which identifies the individuals deemed to be the leading lights of the corporate trademark world.

28 April 2023

From live-action films to NFTs: how Mattel makes the most of its IP

Mattel is increasingly embracing entertainment licensing to push and promote its "Power Brands", Clarivate filing data and company financial reports reveal.

27 April 2023

China concerns, Russia challenges, GI criticism – takeaways from the USTR’s 2023 Special 301 report

The Office of the US Trade Representative has published its 2023 Special 301 Report, the third to be released under the Biden administration. WTR presents key takeaways from the report.

27 April 2023

European Commission confirms SEP plans, with EUIPO to take on patent responsibilities

The European Commission has confirmed plans for a new regulation on standard essential patents (SEPs), which will see the EUIPO maintain a SEP register and create a competency centre to oversee a range of new responsibilities.

27 April 2023

Twitter reports sharp rise in impersonation, as verification chaos continues

Twitter has released its latest transparency report, revealing a stark increase in reports of impersonation accounts targeting individuals and brands.

26 April 2023

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