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11 March 2009

WIPO's income to fall despite record filings

WIPO has announced that its income is likely to fall this year, despite a record number of applications filed during 2008. This is the first time WIPO will have suffered a drop in earnings since its creation.

03 March 2009

German practitioners struggle with “Nazi” trademark

Practitioners in Germany are grappling with the decision of the German Patent and Trademark Office to register the mark HARDCORE after it received “numerous queries” over the potential neo-Nazi use of the mark.

16 February 2009

Jones Day settles highly controversial trademark dispute

Jones Day has reached a settlement with BlockShopper in its trademark dispute over the real estate company’s use of web links to the law firm’s website.

13 February 2009

Recession hits bank brands by $218 billion

The value of the of the top 500 banking brands has dived by $218 billion, according to the 2009 Brand Finance Top 500 Global Banking Brands report.

11 December 2017

Protecting and enforcing design rights: Poland

The main regulations governing designs in Poland are: the Industrial Property Law (as amended) for national industrial designs; and the EU Community Designs Regulation (6/2002) for Community designs.

15 December 2017

Trump's USPTO nominee confirmed, victory for Louboutin, and significant changes at Nigerian IP registry: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we report why Louboutin's red sole mark was declared ‘well known’ in India, upcoming changes at Nigeria’s trademark registry, and much more.

12 December 2017

Comic-Con infringement verdict gives hope to large brand owners facing jury trials, argues expert

​​​​​​​A jury in a US federal court has rejected claims that the COMIC-CON trademark has become generic, ruling that a Utah-based comic convention’s name infringes the mark owned by San Diego Comic-Con.

08 December 2017

Lego clinches another IP victory, police powers for Moldovan IP office, and plain packaged political parties: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at the IP implications of the European Union and Japan’s finalised trade deal, the brands that are signing a major anti-counterfeiting declaration, and much more.

06 December 2017

Last chance to nominate world-leading in-house trademark counsel for recognition

Our annual quest to identify the world’s best corporate trademark professionals comes to an end this week. So, if you know an outstanding trademark practitioner or team that deserves recognition, please make your nomination before December 8 2017.

05 December 2017

CITMA calls for clarity and action from UK government to protect IP business following Brexit

The Chartered Institute of Trademark Attorneys has published a new report which identifies the impact that Brexit could have on UK businesses and the legal profession in relation to IP rights. 

23 November 2017

Time running out to nominate world-class corporate trademark counsel for recognition

Our annual search for the world’s outstanding in-house trademark practitioners comes to an end soon. If you wish to nominate an outstanding trademark professional or team for recognition, please act now before the opportunity passes.

07 November 2017

USPTO unveils pilot programme, Nike logo implicated in Paradise Papers leak and EUIPO grants BREXIT trademark: news round-up

In the latest news round-up, we look at a new pilot programme launched by the US Patent and Trademark Office, the IP attorney seeking to be Virginia’s next governor, the launch of the world’s first automated trademark assistant and how Nike’s ‘swoosh’ logo has been implicated in this week’s Paradise Papers leak.

02 November 2017

“Milestone” election of IP Constituency member to lead ICANN’s GNSO Council announced

Heather Forrest has been elected as chair of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ Generic Names Supporting Organisation Council, the first time that an IP Constituency councillor has taken on the role.

31 October 2017

USPTO seeks greater cooperation with the Department of Justice in fight against fraudulent solicitation scammers

USPTO Commissioner Mary Boney Denison has expanded on the office’s proactive efforts to clamp down on fraudulent and misleading trademark solicitation campaigns.

30 October 2017

National governments hit out at Amazon over gTLD application; tense stalemate continues

At this week’s ICANN meeting, representatives from Amazon received a hostile reception from the Governmental Advisory Committee while seeking to reach a compromise over its stalled ‘.amazon’ gTLD application.