Whether concerned about bad-faith filing at the USPTO or seeking to benefit from US marks, the level of demand from Chinese entities has been a remarkable phenomenon over the past few years – as the filing data reveals.
As Mary Boney Denison retires from her tenure as USPTO commissioner for trademarks, she reflects on her final year at the office, which involved tackling improper filing behaviours, the introduction of mandatory e-filing and significant IT changes.
In our latest round-up, we look at the Serbian IPO reducing its fees, the Korean IP Office getting a budget boost, US Senators opposing China’s WIPO director general nominee, and much more
Our exclusive deep dive into the latest USPTO filing data reveals some telling tendencies about Nice classes and Madrid versus national and state applications.
We look at the claim from nonpartisan watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington that recent trademark activity in Argentina is proof that “President Trump is for sale”.
In our latest round-up, we look at Swiss IP court data being released, Brand Finance getting certified, Fred putting its intellectual property up for sale, the Austrian IPO launching some new online services, and much more.
The Canadian, Mexican and US governments have signed an amended version of the USMCA, meaning that ratification is a significant step closer – with the deal highlighting what IP concessions the Trump Administration will expect in future trade deals.
A new investigation from WTR finds that the problem of suspicious specimens persists – with legal representatives providing eye-opening accounts of the challenge faced by both IP practitioners and examining attorneys.
In our latest edition, we look at the resolution of a trademark dispute between the Ramone family, brand loyalty rising, a vegan butcher taking on Nestlé at the USPTO, and much more.
Bipartisan legislation to authorise US Customs and Border Protection to seize imported merchandise that infringes a design patent has been introduced by four US senators.
A detailed look at how the use of Class 9 continues to dominate at trademark offices across the globe highlights why there needs to be significant changes to the Nice trademark classification system to meet the challenges of the modern world.
Upon leaving the EU, the UK will no longer be part of the Lisbon Agreement. Documents leaked yesterday point to a potential departure from the EU's strategy on GIs in order to appease a US trade deal.
Intel’s executive vice president and general counsel has officially announced a new rule which – from 2021 – will see the company work with law firms that are “above average in terms of diversity” only.
In our latest round-up, we look at INTA electing its 2020 president, US Customs confiscating nearly 20,000 fake watches, a change at the Palestine registry, WIPO marking its 1.5 millionth international registration, and much more.
In an exclusive interview with WTR, CEO Etienne Sanz de Acedo expanded on the association’s newly adopted stance on brand restrictions and how it will seek to ensure that governments act in a balanced and proportional manner.