People from around the world have flocked to Scotland this month to enjoy Edinburgh’s legendary Fringe festival. Talking to WTR, one expert highlights why fake goods are no laughing matter and identifies counterfeit hotspots in Scotland that brand owners should police.
The EUIPO has warned about EUTMs with long lists of goods and services. A WTR investigation finds that the cause appears to be linked to the EUIPO’s own goods and services builder tool.
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.
While brands are long used to the scourge of trademark squatting in a number of jurisdictions, it can be easy to overlook the challenge posed by companies trading off their name. A legal expert in Nigeria warns that the latter is a significant threat.
Everything we covered on WTR over the last seven days – and all you need to know from the world of trademarks to set yourself up for the start of another busy week.
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.
Filing levels at the USPTO have returned to ‘normal’ following weeks of unprecedented activity. However, challenges remain, with a new warning sent to users over so-called ‘bad actors’ targeting the US trademark system.
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 General Licence has been issued by the US government that explicitly authorises the protection of all intellectual property in Venezuela. The move follows significant challenges for US companies seeking to protect their brands in the country.
In our latest round-up, we look at an anti-counterfeiting ‘tongue’ tool to identify fake whisky, the IP Office of the Philippines calls for speedier IP case resolutions, a US pastor arrested for counterfeits in church, and much more.
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 our latest round-up, we look at a win for adidas, the TTAB stubbing out federal marijuana trademarks again, a YouTube star attempting to sell fake goods as genuine, and much more.
Over the past week, law firms across the US have been contacted by an IP agency based in China asking if they have registered trademarks to sell. Talking exclusively to WTR, a representative for this agency explains the inner workings of this market for marks.
In an exclusive guest post, Claudio Balboni from Bugnion argues that the regulation on designs in the European Union needs to be reformed due to a so-called ‘regulatory conundrum’ that brand owners face.