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WTR’s monthly column tracks trademark and related policy developments, including the progress of major bills, from around the world.
12 April 2023
The court has found that the EUIPO had erred in finding that ‘casa’ - meaning ‘house’ in Spanish, Italian and Portuguese - was descriptive of the intended purpose of certain Class 16 goods.
11 April 2023
The European Commission is set to announce that the EUIPO will maintain a register of SEPs and oversee royalty rate setting.
29 March 2023
By not taking into consideration the investigators’ report submitted by the applicant for revocation, the board had failed to examine a factor which was potentially relevant in the global assessment of the evidence of use of the mark.
27 March 2023
In contrast to the EUIPO and USPTO, which have both published rigorous guidelines for the classification of trademarks on goods and services related to the metaverse, NFTs and other virtual goods, TÜRKPATENT is yet to officially update its official classification system to take account of the latest developments.
23 March 2023
In our latest round-up, we look at global IP offices issuing a joint statement on gender equality in innovation, trademarks in France returning to pre-covid levels, and much more.
10 March 2023
Despite efforts to curb counterfeit goods through increased public awareness and improved technology, a panel of 50 leading trademark experts have warned there will be little respite in 2023.
09 February 2023
In an exclusive interview, senior executives at the EUIPO discuss the importance of IP education and the office’s efforts to promote it through a range of parallel and multipronged initiatives.
09 February 2023
A new EUIPO report warns that as many as 40% of SMEs in the European Union do not monitor for counterfeiting and other forms of IP infringement, even though SMEs that have had their IP rights infringed have a 34% lower chance of staying in the market than those that have not.
03 February 2023
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