Welcome to this week’s WTR Sunday Supplement, presenting everything we covered over the last seven 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 edition, we look at Michael Kors launching a digital store on Alibaba’s Tmall, INTA's call for the Lanham Act to be amended, an illicit trade report from TRACEIT, China’s IP transformation, and much more.
The UK Intellectual Property Office has published its latest annual report, covering the period from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019. We have combed through the 100-page report to bring you our five key takeaways.
The USPTO’s commissioner for trademarks, Mary Boney Denison, has expanded on the office’s plans to prevent individuals from making unauthorised changes to trademark applications and registrations. The plans have been welcomed by one industry expert, who calls for the changes to be implemented as soon as possible.
The European Union and the Mercosur bloc of countries have agreed a comprehensive trade agreement that includes significant IP provisions that rights holders should be aware of.
In a move that will be welcomed by local and international brand owners, the UAE trademark office has reduced the registration fee payable for trademark applications by one-third.
While disputes over pharmaceutical trademarks are few and far between, decisions can have a significant effect on product manufacturing and public health.
Similarity among prescription drug names should be avoided, as the potential confusion carries a risk to consumer health. Bringing the best pharmaceutical trademark to market can be arduous, but it will assist in the safe prescription of medication.
The pharmaceutical industry is a high-tech development priority and pharmaceutical production must happen alongside the development of an appropriate IP protection strategy. Pharmaceutical trademarks owners would be well advised to consider any issues in the context of the Russian market.
In our latest edition, we look at a reminder of the medical risks of counterfeits in Hong Kong, a car air freshener brand taking Ryanair to court, Monaco now using the TMclass list, applications up in Bhutan, and much more.
In a major upcoming investigation, WTR will look at the scourge of trademark solicitation scams. Today we ask readers to share their experience of spurious trademark invoices.
In our latest round-up, we look at British Airways being hit with a sky-high fine for a GDPR violation, counterfeit seizures in South Africa and Tanzania, China’s trademark office growth continuing, and much more.
In our latest round-up, we look at IP Australia announcing examination delays, the Portuguese registry updating its fees, the Crips street gang apologising for a trademark dispute, and much more.
In an exclusive guest post, António Corte-Real from Simões Garcia Corte-Real & Associados reveals some of the key takeaways from WIPO’s recent geographical indications event.
The USPTO will soon require foreign-domiciled trademark applicants to be represented by a US licensed attorney. Talking to WTR, experts say this change is needed due to the US trademark register being “flooded with fraudulent applications from foreign nationals”.