As the value of counterfeit good seizures by the US authorities rises, a new call is made for private industry to work with domestic and international partner agencies in a bid to tackle demand as well as supply.
In our latest round-up, we look at retail companies leading a ‘brand health’ survey, the Belarus IP office correcting a mistake, the New York Times delving into the world of counterfeit books, and much more.
Earlier this year, China’s Trademark Law was rapidly revised without public consultation. This update analyses what remains to be done and what a fifth revision of the Trademark Law should cover.
In recent years China has attached unprecedented importance to the protection of trademarks and new amendments to the Trademark Law aim to crack down on malicious trademark applications more effectively and punish trademark infringement more forcefully.
We highlight the areas that reportedly engage in the trade of counterfeit goods in Taiwan. An expert in the region provides insights on the different types of retail environment that most often house fake goods in the East Asian state.
The China National IP Administration has recently selected the Shan Yin case as one of the model cases for 2018. The case is particularly significant as it appears to anticipate changes to the Trademark Law that will become effective later this year.
Singapore’s Intellectual Property (Dispute Resolution) Bill proposes significant changes to the IP dispute resolution regime and could affect all rights holders’ enforcement and protection strategies.
In our latest edition, we look at Porsche revealing its brand protection secrets, Mastercard launching a blockchain program to track fake fashion, WIPO offering a mediation incentive, CNIPA opening a new office, and much more.
A recent judgment from Taiwan’s IP Appellate Court provides welcome clarification on the protection of well-known trademarks containing words that may otherwise be deemed to lack distinctiveness.
Draft regulations from the National Development and Reform Commission formalise China's changing stance on asserting punitive damages for IP rights infringement. The regulations are open for public comment until 12 August 2019.
In the next edition of our series highlighting the physical marketplaces that reportedly engage in the trade of counterfeit goods, we turn our attention to the locations in Kazakhstan that brand owners should have on their policing radar.
The USPTO experienced a huge rise in trademark applications last week, with a large proportion coming from applicants in China. WTR talks with IP experts and the USPTO about how this unprecedented activity could affect all applicants.
A media storm has circled around Russian-owned FaceApp over fears that personal data is being sold for potentially nefarious purposes. We speak with an expert about the legal issues that rights holders should be aware of.
Trademark experts from around the world offer practical guidance on how to maximise the chances of litigation success in their jurisdiction.
Understanding the law is only the first step to successful brand protection in China. WTR gets the scoop from local in-house counsel and private practitioners on how to craft a multifaceted trademark strategy for the region.