In our latest round-up, we look at a win for adidas, the TTAB stubbing out federal marijuana trademarks again, a YouTube star attempting to sell fake goods as genuine, and much more.
Over the past week, law firms across the US have been contacted by an IP agency based in China asking if they have registered trademarks to sell. Talking exclusively to WTR, a representative for this agency explains the inner workings of this market for marks.
In an exclusive guest post, Claudio Balboni from Bugnion argues that the regulation on designs in the European Union needs to be reformed due to a so-called ‘regulatory conundrum’ that brand owners face.
The USPTO experienced a huge rise in trademark applications last week, with a large proportion coming from applicants in China. WTR talks with IP experts and the USPTO about how this unprecedented activity could affect all applicants.
The Summer 2019 edition of WTR is now available online to subscribers, revealing the top filers at the EUIPO, presenting exclusive interviews with award-winning corporate trademark teams and taking a deep data dive into the brand portfolios of some of the world’s leading unicorns.
A resolution which entered into force in Uzbekistan on 2 July 2019 introduces criteria for determining whether a trademark is well known. The resolution also brings the Board of Appeal of the Intellectual Property Office under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Justice.
Over the past couple of years rapid improvements have been made at the Russian IP office. In an exclusive column, head of the registry Grigory Ivliev looks at its current operations and speaks about future plans.
Over the past couple of years rapid improvements have been made at the Russian IP office. In an exclusive feature, the head of the registry looks at its current operations and speaks candidly about plans for the future.
Less than a year into Christian Archambeau’s tenure as executive director, the EUIPO is laying the groundwork for future expansion. World Trademark Review’s annual focus on the office assesses current operations, reveals the most proactive filers and explores how the agency is taking a global view of trademarks.
Following the signing of major legislation, Myanmar’s IP environment is on the cusp of transformation. We provide an insider’s view on how law firms can position themselves to capitalise on inbound work from major international brands.
A new study shows that start-ups and SMEs that invest in trademarks have a much better chance of experiencing high growth, yet only a small proportion of such businesses make this investment.
Nigeria has long been a challenging jurisdiction in which to obtain and enforce registered trademark rights. Recent changes represent significant and positive steps forward, as issues are finally being addressed.
WIPO has revealed the world’s most innovative countries. In a new report it places Switzerland, Sweden and the United States at the top of the list, with the Netherlands, Singapore and the United Kingdom falling down the rankings.
IP protection in Africa’s largest economy is undergoing major changes, as Nigeria’s new Trademarks Registry launches a set of ambitious plans to ensure that the country’s trademark regime is fit for purpose in the globalised world.
In our latest round-up, we look at the Hamleys brand being sold, a study identifies what makes a brand ‘cool’, two big counterfeit hauls in China and Hong Kong, and much more.