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The Examination Guidelines for Trademarks also play an important role in the examination of trademark applications at the Japan Patent Office (JPO). The most recent revisions to the examination guidelines took place in April 2017, which include clarifying the criteria for judging the similarities between trademarks.
12 September 2018
Different approaches must be used to secure protection for well-known marks in different countries. This article considers the best route in key Asian jurisdictions.
19 July 2018
This week the Wimbledon tennis tournament got underway, with media reports noting how reigning champion Roger Federer “stunned onlookers by turning out on Centre Court in Uniqlo gear”. The focus then turned to the absence of his often-used RF logo, which is caught up in an ownership wrangle.
05 July 2018
In this week’s country data report, we highlight Japan’s unusual distribution of applications by trademark class, analyse the volatile values of the leading Japanese brands, and much more.
03 June 2018
Despite being key litigation battlegrounds, counsel confidence in the court systems of China and the United States remains shaky.
12 April 2018
Trademark counsel have had their say on the efficiency of customs authorities across the globe – with some of the largest importers of counterfeit goods giving cause for continued concern.
11 April 2018
The performance levels of the Chinese, Brazilian and Indian trademark offices have clear room for improvement but change could be afoot.
06 April 2018
Registrations for sound trademarks are becoming more prevalent at major IP registries around the world. We look at some of the opportunities for sound marks, as well as common challenges and how to overcome them.
01 March 2018
WIPO has released its latest report into global IP activity, revealing a significant rise in filing activity. Most of the growth can be attributed to China’s continued domination.
14 December 2017
In the latest round-up, we look at the next step in a long-running IP feud between Apple and Samsung, a call for plain packaging in United Arab Emirates, and much more.
24 October 2017
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