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As the novel coronavirus epidemic continues to spread across the globe, WTR provides an updated look at measures that national IP offices have launched in response.
20 January 2022
These General Court decisions serve as a reminder that certification marks are not protected geographical indications of origin and cannot be relied upon as such.
18 January 2022
The case serves as a reminder that, where a decision is based on several pillars of reasoning, each of which is sufficient to justify its operative part, it is not possible to justify the annulment of the decision based only on one pillar.
11 January 2022
In newly-released exclusive research, the EU and Korean IP offices have been named as the most innovative IP agencies in the world.
05 January 2022
To coincide with the latest WTR special report, we share exclusive insights from Christian Archambeau, executive director of the EUIPO, on the continued development of the EUIPN.
05 January 2022
An EU General Court decision concerning use of the colour orange in relation to champagne tops the list of 2021's most-read Legal Updates.
31 December 2021
In a unique preview of an upcoming WTR Special Report, we present three exclusive extracts from major trademark office leaders on how they are using public outreach and collaboration to further their message.
30 December 2021
This case serves as an important reminder that designs can be declared invalid based on a much wider range of prior rights than for trademarks.
16 December 2021
Spanish retail giant Inditex has been unsuccessful on appeal in its attempt to register the mark ZARA for a variety of food products, and retail, wholesale and restaurant services.
14 December 2021
The fact that use of the earlier mark had been proved only in connection with a small part of the territory of Germany and France did not preclude its use from being genuine.
06 December 2021
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