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This year’s World IP Day is set to be used as the launching pad for an announcement that has been the subject of intense debate and lobbying in the patent community.
22 April 2023
This week’s Saturday opinion piece considers how foreign law firms could approach the Indian market now that it is opening up - with history elsewhere offering vital clues on what the landscape could look like.
15 April 2023
This week’s opinion gives the other side of the argument in response to claims that US litigation actions targeting multiple online counterfeit sellers exploit legal loopholes to the detriment of the system.
01 April 2023
This week Mars CEO Poul Weihrauch hit out at “nonsense” criticism of corporate ESG efforts, highlighting the commercial benefits of value-based actions.
25 March 2023
In the next five to 10 years, if advanced AI tools become more widespread, a court could hold that reverse-image search tools must be used not only to monitor and take down infringing content, but to prevent it as well.
11 March 2023
There may be more to falling filings than meets the eye, meaning that 2023 will be an important indicator of future trademark demand.
04 March 2023
A major new report has warned that IP-driven innovation hangs in the balance, with warnings that the European Commission’s Digital Services Act could complicate online enforcement efforts. Trademark professionals will be hoping that those fears are unfounded, argues our Saturday opinion.
25 February 2023
Collaboration between the public sector, private organisations, legislators, enforcement agencies and investigators will be essential to laying the foundation for far more effective enforcement, argues our Saturday opinion.
11 February 2023
Industry leaders point to an evolution in the role of the brand professional in a preview of our upcoming Trademark Elite Panels report.
04 February 2023
Amazon, Tesla, Apple and Google lead sustainability brand value rankings but failure to be authentic could land a significant financial blow on companies around the globe, argues our Saturday opinion.
28 January 2023
McDonald’s may not be the only big brand forced to exit Kazakhstan due to Russia-related supply chain issues, Saturday’s opinion argues.
21 January 2023
As rumours abound about possible candidates for the EUIPO leadership role, user needs have to remain front and centre when Christian Archambeau’s successor is chosen, argues our Saturday opinion.
14 January 2023
With reports of counterfeiters swarming back to New York’s Canal Street, a recent court action involving the likes of Burberry, Balenciaga, Hermès and Louis Vuitton is a strong example of brands uniting against a common enemy.
07 January 2023
The European Commission’s latest Counterfeit and Piracy Watch List shines light on its nuanced approach to the relationship with e-commerce platform operators, argues this week's Saturday opinion.
10 December 2022
The US Supreme Court recently granted certiorari in a case that will hopefully settle conflicting Court of Appeals decisions on the cross-border reach of the Lanham Act, notes this week’s opinion.
26 November 2022
The US Supreme Court decision on Andy Warhol’s use of Prince photos raises unresolved questions about fair use.
19 November 2022
This week’s Saturday opinion reflects on Kleenex’s social media campaign, the latest effort to creatively educate the public on trademark use.
05 November 2022
The USPTO is seeking views on the scientific and technical requirements to practise in patent matters before the office, with the establishment of a design patent practitioner bar up for discussion.
22 October 2022
Despite some bumps in the road, the momentum behind corporate schemes to drive DEI in the law firm sector are clearly gathering momentum.
08 October 2022
3M has launched a new global counterfeit reporting platform, in a welcome move for rights holders around the world, this week’s Saturday opinion explains.
01 October 2022
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