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A new academic paper argues that algorithms which do our shopping for us should make brand professionals consider how trademarks hold their value when no one sees them.
24 February 2024
In this week’s Saturday opinion column, Nutromics' head of intellectual property recalls the event that marked the beginning of a unique women's initiative, and argues that female leaders who are vulnerable can be the best mentors.
17 February 2024
In an exclusive interview, Stephen Thaler claims that the IP system needs an overhaul to recognise the creativity of “sentient” AI technology and to promote innovation across industries.
03 February 2024
Potomac Law Group partners argue the main disadvantages of Madrid Protocol filings in the United States.
27 January 2024
This week we reported on concerns over the transparency of selection processes for senior leadership roles at the EUIPO. As the debate continues, and the office embarks on a busy year, it is critical that users remain central to all its endeavours.
20 January 2024
Clear guidance on the value of protected food and drink name status is vital to ensure businesses have the right amount of protection and are prepared to use it when needed, argues this week’s Saturday opinion.
13 January 2024
Clarivate’s director of content strategy, IP, Robert Reading, reflects on the year’s biggest filing trends – and offers his predictions on what to expect from applicants in 2024.
26 December 2023
In this week’s Saturday opinion, an IP practitioner in Iran offers her observations on the value of intellectual property to local women entrepreneurs and progress in the field.
16 December 2023
Microsoft’s AI chatbot fights for its right to be recognised as a creator, but blames humans for any infringement arising from its own knowledge gaps, in this week’s opinion column.
09 December 2023
European legislators need to adopt a hybrid approach to make mediation the first choice in IP dispute resolution, argues the director of Portuguese IP arbitration centre ARBITRARE.
02 December 2023
In this week’s Saturday opinion, WTR reflects on the opportunities that the APAA conference and INTA Annual Meeting have provided Asia-based IP practitioners this year.
25 November 2023
New research finds major brands exposed in the ‘.ai’ TLD space, meaning that it needs to be at the top of the domain monitoring list – before it’s too late.
11 November 2023
In this week’s Saturday opinion column, Haloo CEO Julie MacDonell argues that the most profound disruption AI could have on the IP industry lies in the radical reinvention of government IP offices’ trademark processes. However, the technology must be used responsibly.
28 October 2023
As the deadline to nominate for the 2024 WTR Industry Awards approaches, our Saturday opinion column discusses why it is paramount for IP departments to promote themselves as their own brand.
21 October 2023
A recent survey on AI perceptions in the IP community reveals conflicting views on the impact the technology will have. Some firms are in danger of being left behind.
14 October 2023
Canadian applicants may have cause to be hopeful, opines Deeth Williams Wall LLP’s Gary Daniel.
07 October 2023
New research reveals continued growth in 3D printing innovation and activity.
30 September 2023
Chick-fil-A’s second attempt to crack the UK market will require a more-than-canny brand protection strategy if it truly expects to compete, given its past reputational issues in the country, argues this week’s opinion column.
23 September 2023
A new legal framework may be required to govern AI and IP rights, especially in a globalised digital economy.
16 September 2023
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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