WTR presents the key IP and anti-counterfeiting pledges that rights holders should be aware of from the major new trade deal signed between the United States and China.
In our latest round-up, we look at Italian football club Fiorentina taking the lead in blockchain anti-counterfeiting, a SUSSEX ROYAL application being filed at the USPTO, the EUIPO launching its annual user satisfaction survey, and much more.
The Intellectual Property Office of Chile (INAPI) has re-opened to customers after its headquarters suffered devastating damage from protesters. We talk with the registry's national director on its ongoing recovery efforts.
The USPTO is facing continued criticism over new rules that require trademark applicants to submit their domicile street address. In response, the registry reveals plans to re-introduce the ability for applicants to use PO boxes.
Everything we covered on WTR over the past 12 days – and all you need to know from the world of trademarks to set yourself up for the start of another busy week.
In our latest round-up, we look at the worst year on record for British retail, the Norway IPO warning of dodgy invoices, Romania implementing an upgrade to its design e-filing system, and much more.
The European Commission has published its biennial report on protection and enforcement of IP rights in third countries, with some new additions to the priority list as well as an update to the countries which require further monitoring.
WTR speaks to Marianne Privett and Francesca Rivers, the co-chairs of IP Ability, a new community attempting to address diversity and inclusion challenges for neurodiverse and physically disabled IP professionals.
The USPTO has officially confirmed Meryl Hershkowitz as acting commissioner for trademarks following the retirement of Mary Boney Denison. History suggests that the next commissioner could already be toiling away in the agency’s Alexandria headquarters.
A new rule has recently been introduced into the Banjul Protocol on Marks to provide for a procedure for lodging notices of opposition directly with the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation.
A total of 4,367 trademark litigation actions were filed in the United States last year. Examination of the data reveals the leading trademark litigation plaintiffs and defendants in the country – as well as the law firms picking up the most work.
For our first news round-up of 2020 we look at a notable acquisition in the CBD industry, the uncovering of an international counterfeiting ring, an IP licensing agreement between Imagination Technologies and Apple, Israel joining the Hague system and much more.
As a new decade dawns, World Trademark Review asks practitioners around the world for their top takeaways from 2019 and their predictions for the year ahead.
The Winter 2020 edition of WTR is now available online to subscribers, with our cover story exploring potential frameworks for trademark law in outer space.
Whether concerned about bad-faith filing at the USPTO or seeking to benefit from US marks, the level of demand from Chinese entities has been a remarkable phenomenon over the past few years – as the filing data reveals.