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09 April 2018

“IP is not about politics” – INTA CEO confirms US lobbying spend has dropped, urges counsel to support PAC

​​​​​​​In an exclusive interview, Etienne Sanz de Acedo confirms that the INTA’s spending on government lobbying in the United States has fallen in recent years – and explains why counsel should consider contributing to INTA PAC.

07 April 2018

Trump, Brexit and Korean reunification: the political issues weighing on the minds of trademark practitioners

​​​​​​​Research from World Trademark Review reveals the political issues that counsel say could significantly impact enforcement efforts, both now and in the future.

06 April 2018

Trademark offices prepare for the future as users give poor performance grades

The performance levels of the Chinese, Brazilian and Indian trademark offices have clear room for improvement but change could be afoot.

20 March 2018

US Customs head confirmed, Latvia trims WHOIS data and trademark offers Cambridge Analytica clues: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at how a trademark scammer has rebranded, how a trademark may offer clues on the company that has hit headlines across the world, Cambridge Analytica, and much more.

01 March 2018

US government report finds staggering ratio of fakes on major e-commerce sites: calls for agencies to step up

A new report by the US government’s Accountability Office (GAO) has found that US agencies could be doing significantly more to tackle the growing threat of counterfeit goods.

28 February 2018

Data protection: WHOIS ready to enforce your trademarks?

Privacy advocates hail the new General Data Protection Regulation as a big step forward in the protection of personal data against misuse and abuse by commercial interests. But how does our increasingly global internet-based society deal with bad actors, including criminals, in the face of these new privacy protections?

20 February 2018

Pushing the boundaries – identifying the world’s most innovative IP offices

In a new multi-part series, World Trademark Review identifies the IP offices leading the way in offering innovative non-core tools and services – and the registries trailing behind.

06 February 2018

US Senate confirms Iancu, Zimbabwe targets fakes and brands oppose Conor McGregor: news round-up

In our latest news round-up we look at how the Zimbabwe government is pledging to tackle counterfeit goods, the brands being accused of using “underhand tricks” to fool consumers, and much more.

30 January 2018

Trump's tough talk on trade could reverse improving US business sentiment towards IP in China

US businesses have reported improved confidence in China’s economy. However, the political war of words between the two countries threatens to dampen growing confidence in the IP environment in China.

18 January 2018

Chinese government questions “objectivity and credibility” of USTR’s Notorious Markets List

The Chinese government's Commerce Ministry has claimed the USTR's latest report lacks “solid evidence” to include the nine Chinese marketplaces accused of engaging in rampant IP infringement.

01 January 2018

A new era at the USPTO – 2017 in review

The last year has proved another significant one for the US Patent and Trademark Office’s trademarks organisation. Latest developments include fee changes for paper filers and a new declaration format

14 November 2017

Effective trademark protection leads to significant profit boosts, new research finds

A paper analysing the value of brands has recently been updated to explore in more detail the effect of trademark protection on a company’s profitability and innovation.

08 November 2017

TTAB declines to disqualify itself from proceedings concerning TRUMP marks

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has issued a precedential decision clarifying the circumstances in which it will disqualify itself from cancellation proceedings.

06 November 2017

EU/US disagreements highlighted as USPTO rejects inclusion of intellectual property in Hague Convention

The US Patent and Trademark Office has announced its opposition to the inclusion of IP law in the proposed Hague Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments.

31 October 2017

USPTO seeks greater cooperation with the Department of Justice in fight against fraudulent solicitation scammers

USPTO Commissioner Mary Boney Denison has expanded on the office’s proactive efforts to clamp down on fraudulent and misleading trademark solicitation campaigns.