The General Court of the European Union has upheld the decision of the EUIPO to invalidate the trademark registration for adidas’ three-stripe branding. We analyse the decision and look at reaction.
Five takeaways from our in-depth investigation into suspicious specimens at the USPTO, and we ask readers to share their experience on the topic and any suggestions to help combat the issue.
The EUIPO has released its latest annual report, detailing its progress across such areas as staff engagement, stakeholder relationships and data protection reforms. Here are our top five takeaways.
Lindesay Low, deputy director – legal at the Scotch Whisky Association, reveals how the company has upheld enforcement efforts amid Brexit chaos and why it remains confident in the face of international infringement, proving itself the worthy winner of WTR’s Not-for-Profit Organisation Team of the Year.
The USPTO has introduced numerous steps over the past two years to combat improper specimens on trademark applications. A new investigation from WTR finds that suspicious specimens remain widespread and applicants are evolving their tactics.
In our latest edition, we look at a new warning for trademark solicitation scams, SMEs are increasingly turning to Colombia, the China and Korea IP offices teaming up, a flurry of Trump-themed marks, and much more.
In an exclusive interview with WTR, the USPTO expands on what it is doing to combat fraudulent specimens, and reveals its plan to step up the fight in the future.
In our latest edition, we look at changes to Canadian registrations occurring next week, Unilever seeing a pay-off from purpose-led brands, brands being reminded to renew marks in Rwanda, and much more.
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore has launched a new IP insurance offering, which includes coverage for trademark-related risk. The move is the latest in a trend that is set to continue in the coming months.
Despite the rise in hemp-based cannabidiol food and beverage products, manufacturers looking to enter the market face a number of stumbling blocks when it comes to labelling. Identifying these in advance will be key to avoid marketing that may be interpreted as misleading or false advertising.
In our latest edition, we look at the 2 millionth trademark application at the EUIPO, a new report finding that UK students are "actively disloyal" to brands, a collection of fake video games released, and much more.
In a world first, IP Australia is using blockchain technology to create a “digital representation” of trademark registrations. We speak with the registry’s CIO, Rob Bollard, to find out more.
A new Trademarks Act has come into force in Finland, ushering in significant changes for those seeking to protect brands in the country. We speak with leading experts about what international rights holders should be aware of.
The International Chamber of Commerce Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy has released a series of recommendations on how Vietnam can better protect intellectual property. With a blueprint in place, political will for change will now be key.