The director general of the Benelux Office of Intellectual Property alluded to crucial facts about the Onel Case before they were filed, it has emerged. Anonymous sources have suggested to WTR that this may indicate that the BOIP itself is behind the case.
The complainant in the hotly debated Onel Case has told WTR that its appeal against the controversial ruling will be filed next week, but refused to comment on whether it had engineered the case to test CTM law.
Despite widespread speculation, Apple and Fujitsu are remaining silent over the potential dispute concerning the IPAD trademark. However, it has emerged that Apple owns no major web domain containing the name of its new product.
The USPTO will examine the extent to which US businesses are harmed by trademark owners’ overly aggressive litigation tactics, if a US senator's proposed study gets the green light.
As Kenya moves to implement its controversial Anti-counterfeit Act, which effectively outlaws generic drugs, WTR examines the problem with the term 'counterfeit medicine' and why it troubles brand owners around the world.
David Kappos, the director of the USPTO, has revealed President Obama's $2.322 billion fiscal year 2011 budget request for his agency.
The Office of the United States Trade Representative has moved to quell fears that the Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement is overly focused on copyright infringement.
ICANN observers have warned that the most recent model for trademark protection in the expanded domain space risks setting a "dangerous precedent", as one of the key measures appears to exclude marks that have undergone examination on relative grounds.
The ruling of the Benelux Office of Intellectual Property in Onel has created uncertainty over what constitutes genuine use of a mark in the European Union.
Trademark owners are concerned that the EU Commission's study into the European trademark system will not fully consider the issues facing national offices, a document prepared by INTA confirms.
The Rb8,000,000 (approximately $300,000) compensation award handed to business magazine Forbes in a cybersquatter case "appears precedential", according to a leading domain name lawyer in Russia.
Analysts predict that 2010 will see law firms regain market confidence and begin repositioning for a new era in legal services. With mergers central to this transition, WTR asks what impact they will have in the market.
The US government is, for the first time, seeking input from brand owners at public hearings as part of the annual Special 301 review process.
INTA has responded to criticism that it tried to "hijack" an online consultation regarding the gTLD programme.
The study into the functionality of the European trademark system is now moving along at a fast pace, WTR has learnt.