Everything we covered on WTR over the past 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 the resolution of a trademark dispute between the Ramone family, brand loyalty rising, a vegan butcher taking on Nestlé at the USPTO, and much more.
A detailed look at how the use of Class 9 continues to dominate at trademark offices across the globe highlights why there needs to be significant changes to the Nice trademark classification system to meet the challenges of the modern world.
In an exclusive guest post, the team behind the EUIPO’s flagship platform share tips on making the most of TMview’s new features – and call for practitioners to give their feedback to ensure that it meets the needs of the trademark community.
The Regulation on the Intellectual Property Academy was published in the Official Gazette on 14 November 2019 and entered into force on the same day. The regulation is significant in that it establishes uniform rules in the fields of copyright and industrial property rights.
The Enforcement Regulation of the Korean Design Protection Act has recently been amended. This update summarises some of the more notable changes.
In our latest round-up, we look at the Philippines IP Office reviving its arbitration service, the advocate general finding that Amazon didn’t infringe on Coty’s trademark rights, the first GIs being processed in Ivory Coast, and much more.
Upon leaving the EU, the UK will no longer be part of the Lisbon Agreement. Documents leaked yesterday point to a potential departure from the EU's strategy on GIs in order to appease a US trade deal.
Earlier this month, the EU Trademark Directive was implemented in France. In an exclusive guest post, Herald Avocats partner Richard Milchior explains why international brands should be aware of the potential impact of these changes.
In our latest round-up, we look at INTA electing its 2020 president, US Customs confiscating nearly 20,000 fake watches, a change at the Palestine registry, WIPO marking its 1.5 millionth international registration, and much more.
Gauri Kumar joined INTA to take on the role of India consultant in June 2015. In an exclusive in-depth interview with WTR, she highlights the policy issues that brands should be tracking in the country.
Two recent trademark cases in Benelux and the UK have landed significant blows to notorious millionaire Michael Gleissner’s unprecedented trademark activity. According to one expert, they clearly demonstrate that IP offices are “not a playground for vexatious parties”.
With a new WIPO director general expected to be appointed by May 2020, the first candidates have been officially revealed – all hailing from Asia.