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01 May 2016

Geographical indications in the EU

A new report revealed the level of infringing goods within the EU's €48 billion market for products bearing GIs. This infographic looks at various aspects of this issue. (May 2016)

01 July 2014

Counterfeiting trends across the globe

We look at figures from the World Customs Organisation’s (WCO) second Illicit Trade Report and put together an infographic with data that gives a big-picture look at counterfeiting trends across the globe. (July 2014)

10 September 2018

<strong>Supreme Court ends long-running debate: grace period from Association Agreement directly applicable in Ukraine</strong>

Ukraine’s Supreme Court has upheld decisions of the lower courts finding that the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement - which provides for a five-year non-use grace period, as opposed to three years under the national law - applied with direct effect.

05 September 2018

<strong>Promoting global IP enforcement reforms should be a “top trade priority” for the United States: new study</strong>

Brands fare worse in countries with weaker IP enforcement regimes, and a new study vindicates US government attempts to pressure nations with poor trademark protection and enforcement mechanisms to provide a better environment for brands.

12 September 2018

New incentives for registration of collective trademarks – government hoping to boost competitiveness

Starting on 5 September 2018, and for a duration of one year, certain communities, organisations and businesses will be exonerated from the payment of the official fee for the registration of collective marks in Peru.

13 September 2018

<strong>IP office gets new name and undergoes structural changes - what you need to know</strong>

Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology has issued a new Regulation on the Organisation and Operation of the National Office of Intellectual Property, which introduced a new name for the office and unveiled a new organisational structure.

13 September 2018

<em>Massimo Osti v Global Design</em>: should a claim be issued in the IPEC or the High Court?  

The decision in Massimo Osti v Global Design shows that the choice of bringing a case in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court or the High Court of England and Wales is not always within the control of the claimant.

14 September 2018

<strong>UDRP complainants beware: panel may conduct further research</strong>

A recent decision under the UDRP highlights that complainants should carefully carry out research and consider the evidence they provide to satisfy the second and third requirements of the UDRP, as the panel may conduct further research.

13 September 2018

<strong>A detailed look at the positives and negatives of China’s new e-commerce law</strong>

In this guest blog, Joe Simone from SIPS looks at China's newly-adopted e-commerce law and identifies the aspects which will have the most significant impact, both good and bad, for IP enforcement work.

14 August 2018

IP Australia wins digital award, Stephen Colbert talks trademarks, and USPTO seeks new judge: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at a Minneapolis official who sought registered trademark protection of a blog that criticised her, a Delhi court getting tough on perjury in a trademark case, and much more.

21 August 2018

“Banksy of trademarks” loses Beyoncé opposition, Kuwait online action urged, and The Iso Zone closes: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at how urgent action is required for owners of Kuwaiti trademarks, Moutai ending its 17-year bid for the NATIONAL SPIRIT mark, how to create an effective brand name, and much more.

23 August 2018

“A chef’s name is a trademark” – dispute highlights brand protection risks in the fine dining restaurant industry

An ongoing trademark dispute between an award-winning chef and his former employer has highlighted the issue of brand protection in the fine dining sector.

28 August 2018

Your new look <em>WTR </em>is here

A refreshed look, enhanced functionality, and a more responsive and faster website – welcome to the new World Trademark Review. 

28 August 2018

<strong>Registrations double in Cayman Islands, Peppa Pig victory in China, and Aldi most trusted brand in Australia: news round-up</strong>

In our latest round-up, we look at China and Indonesia giving up the plain packaging fight, a Colin Kaepernick trademark application generating media buzz, why US colleges have been accused of trademark bullying, and much more.

03 September 2018

CJEU’s KitKat decision maintains high bar for proving acquired distinctiveness of shape marks

The CJEU has ruled that the EUIPO must re-examine whether Nestlé’s 3D mark for the shape of its four-fingered KitKat bar had acquired distinctiveness.