Many IP offices around the world are using artificial intelligence to conduct their work more efficiently. But this technology has the potential to fundamentally transform the user experience at registries.
In exclusive research, WTR looks at the innovative non-core tools and services being offered by national IP registries around the world.
The Trademarks (Amendment) Bill 2019, which empowers the registrar to make essential procedural rules to implement the Madrid Protocol in Hong Kong, was gazetted on 8 February 2019.
New research from WTR has found that the IP offices of the UK, Brazil, Japan and Benelux have the most accessible website platforms for users, including those with motor or vision impairment.
The Myanmar Industrial Design Law was passed by the Assembly of the Union on 30 January 2019 following its adoption by the Lower House and the Upper House. This update reviews the main points that industrial design owners should be aware of.
Last month a Turkish court ruled in favour of Harvard University in a case centred on the unauthorised licensing of the Harvard name. The legal team behind the case speak to WTR and offer takeaways for trademark professionals.
WTR speaks with Etienne Sanz de Acedo about how INTA is evolving, as well as the need for trademark practitioners to embrace the new.
We take a deep dive into the USPTO's proposal to require foreign-domiciled trademark applicants, registrants and parties to TTAB proceedings to use an attorney who is licensed to practise law in the United States.
The CNIPA has revealed plans to curb malicious trademark applications, with both individuals and trademark agencies that file such applications in its sights. The plans have been characterised as “undoubtedly good news for trademark owners" by a leading legal expert in the country.
We analyse the Irish trademark landscape to see if brands are prepared for the planned Brexit exit day in just over a month, and how this market has developed over the past decade.
Batur Oktay, who leads Starbucks’ IP committee, explains how the company is working with Chinese authorities to tackle counterfeiting and provides insights into its changing prosecution strategy.
A new fee structure for trademark-related services has entered into force in Hungary. Official fees have decreased for services related to trademarks registered in one class only, but have increased for trademarks registered in two or more classes.
In a newly-released report, the US Chamber of Commerce has ranked the United States as having the best overall IP protection of 50 leading economies, with the United Kingdom topping the trademark ranking.
The trademark environment in Myanmar is on the verge of wholesale transformation following the signing into law of new legislation by the country’s president.
A major investigation by WTR can reveal that entrepreneur and serial trademark filer Michael Gleissner has stepped up his IP activity in recent months, with over 100 applications filed so far this year.