In our latest round-up, we look at the CEO of INTA penning a column about brand restrictions in Malaysia, a KFC restaurant in China memorialising a “Communist hero”, and much more.
In exclusive research from WTR, the EUIPO has been ranked as the most innovative IP office in the world for the third year in a row. Closely behind are the registries of Chile, Singapore and Spain.
In exclusive research, WTR looks at the innovative non-core tools and services being offered by national IP registries around the world.
The Trademarks (Amendment) Bill 2019, which empowers the registrar to make essential procedural rules to implement the Madrid Protocol in Hong Kong, was gazetted on 8 February 2019.
In a welcome development for IP owners, the Regulations on Act Preservation for Intellectual Property Disputes, which provide clear and specific guidance on how to apply for an act preservation order, came into effect in China on 1 January 2019.
The Myanmar Industrial Design Law was passed by the Assembly of the Union on 30 January 2019 following its adoption by the Lower House and the Upper House. This update reviews the main points that industrial design owners should be aware of.
WTR speaks with Etienne Sanz de Acedo about how INTA is evolving, as well as the need for trademark practitioners to embrace the new.
The CNIPA has revealed plans to curb malicious trademark applications, with both individuals and trademark agencies that file such applications in its sights. The plans have been characterised as “undoubtedly good news for trademark owners" by a leading legal expert in the country.
In our latest round-up, we look at a new online service launched by the Swedish IP Office, the Babybel wax-coating trademark being invalidated, scammers filing “fake trademarks” to hijack Instagram accounts, and much more.
In our latest round-up, we look at a new report showing 70% of Kenyans use counterfeit products, a new system developed to identify fake logos, the Spanish football league scoring a piracy win, and much more.
The trademark environment in Myanmar is on the verge of wholesale transformation following the signing into law of new legislation by the country’s president.
The Thai Ministry of Public Health’s National Tobacco Control Committee has approved a draft regulation requiring plain packaging to replace all current packaging for tobacco products. The change will make Thailand the first country in Asia to adopt plain packaging legislation.
The new Consumer Protection Bill would introduce liability for celebrity endorsers who fail to carry out sufficient due diligence before endorsing goods or services - although the bill is silent as to what this actually entails.
In our latest round-up, we look at the Japan Patent Office apologising after an accidental data leak, a sauce company suing Wendy’s, counterfeit fans reacting to Alibaba’s latest Taobao claims, and more.
In our latest round-up, we look at a Japanese delegation visiting the French IPO, the Austrian Patent Office introducing animated marks, Rihanna taking her father to court, and much more.