The USTR has published the 2018 Special 301 Report, and Canada has been added to the Priority Watch List due to “a failure to resolve key longstanding deficiencies in protection and enforcement of IP”.
The theme of today’s World IP Day is ‘Powering change: Women in innovation and creativity’. In the first of a two-part piece, corporate trademark professionals reflect on the topic of the day.
In our latest round-up, we look at a registry’s plans to charge trademark owners for access to WHOIS data and the war of words over plans for an IP markets watch list.
Trademark counsel have had their say on the efficiency of customs authorities across the globe – with some of the largest importers of counterfeit goods giving cause for continued concern.
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.
Research from World Trademark Review reveals the political issues that counsel say could significantly impact enforcement efforts, both now and in the future.
The performance levels of the Chinese, Brazilian and Indian trademark offices have clear room for improvement but change could be afoot.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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