Region: International

Consumer trust hits new low; businesses must do more

Businesses hold the key to restoring trust in society, but they are not doing enough, according to this year’s global Edelman survey.

19 January 2022

UDRP complainant left feeling blue in ‘azulmusic.com’ case

A panel has refused to order the transfer of the domain name ‘azulmusic.com’ to Brazilian record label Azul Music, finding, among other things, that the respondent did not target any particular trademark when it listed the domain name for sale on its platform.

19 January 2022

$107 million-a-year ticketing system: ICANN presents initial SSAD projections

ICANN presented the Governmental Advisory Committee with a briefing on the estimated costs and fees associated with the proposed System for Standardised Access/Disclosure last week. The session highlighted ICANN’s uncertainty over likely use levels, resulting in wide-ranging cost predictions and questions over whether the system will be built in its currently proposed form.

17 January 2022

New WTR platform; Canada and US filings hike; domain name predictions; and much more

Everything we covered on WTR over the past seven days – and all you need to know from the world of trademarks to set yourself up for the start of another busy week.

16 January 2022

Evidence of targeting is not merely a plus

A UDRP panel has refused to order the transfer of the domain name ‘sohoplus.com’ to the owner of the mark SOHOPLUS - not least because the domain name was registered several years before the complainant’s first use of the term.

12 January 2022

OAPI: widespread changes come into effect

Changes to the OAPI registration system - affecting trademarks, GIs, utility models and industrial designs - came into effect on 1 January 2022. This update highlights the most important changes.

11 January 2022

Four predictions for an unpredictable world: what to expect from domain names in 2022

Com Laude's Nick Wood and Hayath Hussein offer four likely scenarios for the domain name landscape in the year ahead.

10 January 2022

Eurasian design system enters into force in Tajikistan; EAPO to serve as ISA and IPEA

Eurasian industrial design applicants may now obtain protection simultaneously in six countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan.

10 January 2022

Top stories of 2021; world’s most innovative IP offices revealed; Google blocks fraudulent filing ads; and much more

Everything we covered on WTR over the festive period – and all you need to know from the world of trademarks to set yourself up for the start of another busy week.

09 January 2022

Why IP office innovation matters

Our latest opinion column explores why IP office innovation truly matters in the office landscape – for users, governments and the wider economy.

08 January 2022

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