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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While disputes over pharmaceutical trademarks are few and far between, decisions can have a significant effect on product manufacturing and public health.
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 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 IP Australia announcing examination delays, the Portuguese registry updating its fees, the Crips street gang apologising for a trademark dispute, and much more.
In our latest round-up, we look at the Lazada Group joining Alibaba’s IP protection platform, UKIPO granting its first multimedia mark, new Benelux director general begins, and much more.
The eminent Jack Chang sits down with WTR to give an insight into his varied career. From establishing the China Anti-counterfeiting Coalition and the Quality Brands Protection Committee to being personally thanked by Vice Premier Madam Wu Yi for his work, Chang has significantly altered the trademark landscape in China.
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.