Organisation: USPTO

USPTO launches trademark search system; new head of Austrian Patent office – IP office updates

In this latest update, we look at the Philippines IP office and the US DoJ signing a deal to expedite IP infringement cases, and much more.

29 November 2023

Fraud, fake specimens, false signatures – USPTO targets Chinese entity in scathing show-cause order

The USPTO has issued a supplemental show-cause order to Shenzhen Seller Growth Network which could lead to the termination of over 50,000 applications.

28 November 2023

United States: Last 12 Months See New Court Precedents and Fresh Ways to Challenge Existing Registrations

Featured in The Trademark Litigation Review 2024

In the past year, US courts have set critical new legal precedents, including on the extraterritorial application of US trademark law and burden of proof for ‘crowded field’ defences. The first round of decisions interpreting the 2020 Trademark Modernization Act’s expungement and reexamination procedures have also made waves, offering new avenues for challenging existing US registrations.

24 November 2023

Practitioners divided over new USPTO design patent bar

The new bar expands the approved technical qualifications to prosecute design patents, but some practitioners say it does not go far enough.

22 November 2023

False declaration of incontestability not enough to cancel US trademark registration

The decision limits the tools that the USPTO can use to punish and deter mark owners who make fraudulent Section 15 filings.

09 November 2023

USPTO to aid with Biden AI order; Madrid changes come into effect; India GI proposal – IP office updates

In this latest update, we look at the USPTO seeking comments on IP and traditional knowledge, rights holders being asked to rate brand services in Brazil, and much more.

01 November 2023

Trademark scamdemic warning: USPTO actions may not be enough as more suspicious filing platforms emerge

WTR has uncovered dozens of new trademark filing platforms, raising questions about the USPTO's response to the growing issue.

25 October 2023

Maria, Maia, and the importance of public perception in trademark registration

The TTAB confirmed that a design consisting of the face of “a woman video game character named Maria” would not be perceived as a source indicator.

03 October 2023

Legal Updates you may have missed: wins and fails for non-traditional trademarks

To kick off our latest series of pieces highlighting recent Legal Updates that you may have missed, we look at what it takes to register sound and position marks - and when applications for such marks did not make the grade.

02 October 2023

JPO and ASEAN IP offices collaboration plan; USPTO cloud-based search system; WIPO EU fee changes – IP office updates

In this latest update, the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office collaborates on a new designs report, the Georgian IP office plans to launch a GI social media campaign, and more.

20 September 2023

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