More details about the Implementation Recommendation Team's upcoming report into trademark issues in the new gTLD domain space have emerged, with some confusion over the report's publication date.
The United States, China and Japan will have to join the Hague Agreement before it is considered credible enough for design mark owners to use as a matter of course, said the panel speaking at a session on design protection.
Practitioners from Brazil, Russia, India and China yesterday came together to deliver a presentation on the future of protection, enforcement and exploitation of IP rights in the world's largest developing economies.
WTR last night announced the winners of its 2009 Industry Awards for in-house counsel at an exclusive reception at the Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle.
A spokesperson for INTA yesterday admitted that pre-registration at this year's meeting was down on last year, but noted that there had been a surge in on-site registrations.
A unique survey conducted by WTR's editorial team has pinpointed exactly how the financial crisis is affecting the trademark sector. Slicing through the reports of filing slowdowns and budget cuts, the WTR Global Trademark Survey 2009 reveals the survival tactics that every trademark professional needs to know.
The number of applications to register CTMs hit 9,000 in April 2009, three times the number from the same period in 2008.
INTA's 131st Annual Meeting has opened in Seattle, with keynote speaker Elle Macpherson encouraging brand owners to view the economic crisis as an opportunity to align their brands with the demands of the modern consumer.
Google has once again defied mark owners in the United States by further opening up its keywords advertising policy. Under the new rules, certain third parties will be permitted to use trademark terms in sponsored ad text.
In an exclusive interview with WTR, the heads of the Intellectual Property Regulation Board and the Institute of Trademark Attorneys have reiterated the importance of independent regulation for the profession. However, both warned of a loophole that could undo much of the progress made.
eBay found an unlikely ally on Wednesday when the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris dismissed L'Oréal SA's claim that eBay should be held liable for sales of counterfeit cosmetics on its online auction platform.
Having staved off a major action last year, filed by American Airlines in the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Google is now facing a putative class action in the eastern district court brought on behalf of all Texas mark owners.
WTR today obtained a detailed breakdown of the Chinese Trademark Office's registration and filing statistics for 2008.
The International Trademark Association's 131st annual meeting opens this weekend. WTR goes behind the scenes to ask the organizers what delegates will be discussing and what effect the economy might have on the meeting. Plus we unveil WTR's hot picks from the programme.
ICANN has responded to comments made by the European commissioner for Internet-related issues, stating that her implication that ICANN lacks transparency "is completely without merit".