In newly-released comments, the UKIPO has confirmed that the UK will protect all existing EU trademarks and registered Community designs when the country leaves the EU. Crucially, the transfer of 1.5 million rights will be automatic and free-of-charge.
In our latest round-up, we take a look at how brands are embracing robot influencers, insights on how to combat malicious imposters, and much more.
The EUIPO has released a new report, compiling research since 2013, to present a comprehensive and updated picture of the scope and impact of IP rights infringement in the European Union.
The EU advocate general has given his opinion in VAR v Iveco. Although the case concerned the interpretation of Directive 2004/17 on public procurement, the entire case rests on a trademark issue.
The performance levels of the Chinese, Brazilian and Indian trademark offices have clear room for improvement but change could be afoot.
In DOCERAM GmbH v CeramTec GmbH the Court of Justice of the European Union has issued a preliminary ruling on the interpretation of Article 8(1) of Regulation 6/2002.
The European Commission has published a draft agreement on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU. We speak with an expert about the trademark implications of this latest development.
The status of geographical indications after the UK leaves the European Union has become a hot button issue over the past few days. Front-page reports suggest US lobbyists are calling for the UK to drop GI protections – a scenario one expert tells us is not unrealistic.
In the latest round-up, we look the latest IP case data from Saudi Arabia, the establishment of a trademark court in Syria, and warnings over counterfeit security certificates.
An industry expert warns that cybercriminals “anywhere in the world” could become fans of the European Union's GDPR legislation. For that reason, he urges stakeholders to be aware of the substance of the law's protections.
Bodies representing IP solicitors, barristers and chartered trademark and patent attorneys have teamed up to urge the UK government to address key IP concerns related to Brexit urgently.
The Chartered Institute of Trademark Attorneys has published a new report which identifies the impact that Brexit could have on UK businesses and the legal profession in relation to IP rights.
The European Commission has presented a series of measures designed to ensure that IP rights are better protected, in a bid to spur innovation and creativity in EU-based companies.
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday having kick-started the online shopping season, government agencies and associated organisations have stepped up their anti-counterfeiting messaging and enforcement efforts.