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A Korean government crackdown on alleged copycat brands has seen two businesses have offices shut down, and product seizures in shops operating overseas. WTR consulted Korean practitioners to ascertain how foreign brands need to adapt to stay safe of the campaign.
04 November 2019
In our latest round-up, we look at INTA bringing the Unreal Campaign to Lima, the UAE IP office forgoing certain fees, Stan Lee’s daughter suing POW! Entertainment, and much more.
29 October 2019
In our latest round-up, we look at Saks partnering with Authentic Brands to acquire Barneys, the Consortium for Common Food Names being granted observer status at WIPO, the UKIPO publishing advice on IP rights after Brexit, and much more.
15 October 2019
In our latest edition, we look at New Zealand joining TMclass, the Singapore IPO bolstering innovation ties with Kazakhstan, a GI deal between Switzerland and Georgia coming into force, and much more.
10 September 2019
The IP Trial and Appeal Board recently found that non-use on cosmetics due to a likelihood of consumer confusion with a mark famous for medicinal products is an acceptable defence. This decision is noteworthy, as it broadly interprets ‘legitimate reasons’ for not using a registered mark.
30 August 2019
Thanks to their fame in the South Korean market, global luxury brands Van Cleef & Arpels and Hermès recently each had a 3D mark recognised for its distinctive nature by the Intellectual Property Trial and Appeal Board.
22 August 2019
In our latest news digest, we look at an anti-monopoly committee in Uzbekistan clamping down on a Coca-Cola copy, the BBC drawing ire for perceived slogan nabbing, and much more.
31 May 2019
As of 24 October 2019, any one of the joint owners of a trademark in South Korea will be able to file a request for the renewal of the mark. This amendment to the Trademark Act is meant to ease the burden placed on joint trademark owners.
29 May 2019
In our latest round-up, we look at applications rising at the Philippines IP Office, a perfume trademark battle, a debate over whether the Wikipedia brand has been tarnished by WikiLeaks, and much more.
10 May 2019
The Korean Intellectual Property Office has amended its trademark examination guidelines, effective as of 1 January 2019. This update reviews the main points of interest for trademark owners and applicants.
12 March 2019
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