Region: Africa & Middle East

INTA CEO on Singapore, EUIPO candidacy and future Annual Meeting locations

As the INTA Annual Meeting entered its home stretch, WTR sat down with CEO Etienne Sanz de Acedo to reflect on his Singapore experience and the future of the association.

22 May 2023

Is it possible to enforce an altered trademark?

A somewhat controversial High Court decision restricts the right of registered trademark owners to modify their marks.

09 May 2023

Exclusive insights from IP offices: WTR launches dedicated hub on trademark tools and services

WTR launches a dedicated hub for our exclusive series featuring insights from over 20 IP offices, allowing easy access to this regularly updated intelligence.

08 May 2023

Trademark cancellation in Nigeria: a post­-registration process?

Recent adjustments made by the trademark registry concerning cancellation under Section 31 of the Trademarks Act could have unintended negative consequences.

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

“We aim to be as agile as possible” – exclusive interview with ARIPO DG Bemanya Twebaze

He outlines what brand owners need to know about recent changes at the organisation – and the major developments planned for the future.

18 April 2023

Last chance to take part in WTR's benchmarking survey: have your say before it's too late

There's only a few days left for the trademark community to share insights and opinions as part of WTR's long-running benchmarking survey.

17 April 2023

WTR Industry Awards 2023: shortlisted teams and individuals unveiled

WTR is pleased to reveal the shortlist for the 2023 WTR Industry Awards, with nominees including the corporate trademark teams from Apple, Haleon, Manolo Blahnik, and Treasury Wines Estates.

08 April 2023

Blow for Monster Energy as it fails to prevent registration of MONSTA mark for biscuits

The hearing officer found that biscuits are not similar to nutritional supplements in liquid form or to non-alcoholic beverages.

03 April 2023

Your input is needed: participate in WTR's Global Trademark Benchmarking Survey

All in-house and private practice members of the trademark community are invited to share their insights and opinions as part of WTR's long-running survey.

31 March 2023

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