Chinese technology giant Huawei is reportedly stepping up development of an alternative operating system. Should it be forced to launch this platform, it could have a direct impact on future trademark enforcement programmes.
In a world first, IP Australia is using blockchain technology to create a “digital representation” of trademark registrations. We speak with the registry’s CIO, Rob Bollard, to find out more.
In our latest round-up, we look at highlights from the USPTO’s anti-counterfeiting conference, Alibaba’s plan to use blockchain technology for its IP protection system, and much more.
On 23 April 2019 the National People’s Congress approved amendments to the Trademark Law and Anti-unfair Competition Law, among others. The speedy approval of these amendments demonstrates China’s dedication to strengthening the protection of IP rights.
In our latest news digest, we look at the rise of sonic brands, how brand investment in influencers is on the rise, ICE sending out a warning before the NBA finals, the New Zealand IP Office warning of scam letters, and much more.
Recent changes in China’s IP enforcement landscape have resulted in the newly formed Food and Drugs Crime Investigation Bureau taking on responsibility for IP crime investigations.
The International Chamber of Commerce Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy has released a series of recommendations on how Vietnam can better protect intellectual property. With a blueprint in place, political will for change will now be key.
Alibaba has released its IP Protection Annual Report, revealing that it provided 1,624 IP-related leads to law enforcement in 2018. Speaking to WTR, Alibaba Group's Matthew Bassiur reveals some of the company's ambitious future brand protection plans.
Jack Chang, special counsel to the chair of L Brands International and one of the founders of the Quality Brands Protection Committee, provides insight into working more effectively with Chinese authorities in IP crime cases.
A jury in the US has found that Australian Leather wilfully infringed a trademark registered to Deckers Outdoor Corporation. The defendant has vowed to appeal, with one member of its legal team calling on the Australian government to intervene.
According to the latest Special 301 Report of the US Trade Representative, Indonesia - which features on the Priority Watch List - suffers from many problems, including widespread piracy and counterfeiting.
With campaigning in the Australian federal election in full swing, WTR finds that practitioners on the ground are not bracing for change based on the election result, but are adapting to recent legislative changes that international brand owners should be aware of.
In our latest round-up, we look at applications rising at the Philippines IP Office, a perfume trademark battle, a debate over whether the Wikipedia brand has been tarnished by WikiLeaks, and much more.
In our latest edition, we look at a study on fakes being sold around Mother’s Day, CompuMark and WebTMS partnering up, Louis Vuitton seeking legal action against a Chinese entity, and much more.
WTR analyses how indigenous cultures are protecting their intellectual property and speaks with an expert on how trademark practitioners must be more aware of this burgeoning field of rights.