WTR today obtained a detailed breakdown of the Chinese Trademark Office's registration and filing statistics for 2008.
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".
The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market is proposing to appoint a management team within the office of the president to decide how to spend the €50 million earmarked for the Technical Cooperation Fund, WTR has learned.
The US Patent and Trademark Office has revealed that it expects trademark applications to start rising again in 2010, but that this will be followed by a decline moving into 2011.
Google has announced plans to roll out its controversial keywords policy across the world. The move could leave trademark owners open to third-party abuse.
Canada has been condemned by the Office of the United States Trade Representative for its failure to enforce IP rights.
The cost of applying for and registering a Community trademark today falls by up to 40%, with OHIM president Wubbo de Boer promising more change.
Online marketplaces and IP rights holders are "eagerly awaiting" the next phase in the production of a French anti-counterfeiting report into how both sides can combat counterfeiting online.
It will soon take less than one year to register a trademark in China, the director of the State Intellectual Property Office has said.
ICANN is encouraging trademark owners to comment on a draft report on trademark protection under the new gTLDs, which has now been published.
A trademark infringement case filed against Linden Labs, which could have provided much-needed clarification of the meaning of "virtual goods" in relation to trademark law, looks close to resolution.
The number of seizures made by Dubai Customs has risen by 39% in the first quarter of 2009, although the total value of seized goods has dropped dramatically by over 80%.
The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market has received an application on behalf of a Spanish individual for the Community trademark OBAMA.
LVMH's possible sale of its two-thirds stake in Moët to part-owner Diageo offers hope to recession-weary trademark practitioners.
A consortium of brand owners, including 3M, the BBC, eBay, FedEx and Microsoft, has slammed the forthcoming implementation of the new gTLDs in a letter to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.