The country is seeing increased interest from international entities - particularly from the US; this will likely grow in scale as not only the South African economy develops, but as other emerging markets on the African continent grow.
In our latest round-up, we look at consumers being frustrated by “disjointed” brand experiences, an Oregon-based clothing retailer in a trademark fight against Under Armour, brands in an age of political division, and much more.
It has been a little more than a year since the Madrid Protocol came into effect in Indonesia. As of mid-March 2019, there were more than 8,000 Madrid applications designating Indonesia.
In our latest edition, we look at a call for post-Brexit partnerships to combat fakes, looking ahead to the WIPO elections, the IP Office of the Philippines seeking to regulate Facebook sellers, and much more.
A new study from the EUIPO and the OECD has revealed the staggering rise in counterfeit goods being traded around the globe. In response, the executive director of the EUIPO has called for coordinated action.
In our latest edition, we look at India taking a step towards aligning itself with the global trademark system, Ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd prevailing in an infringement case, and much more.
The Korean Intellectual Property Office has amended its trademark examination guidelines, effective as of 1 January 2019. This update reviews the main points of interest for trademark owners and applicants.
In our latest round-up, we look at the New Zealand IP office issuing a stark warning against misleading mislead invoices, $1.1 million worth of counterfeits stopped on Canada-US border, and much more.
In our latest round-up, we look at the CEO of INTA penning a column about brand restrictions in Malaysia, a KFC restaurant in China memorialising a “Communist hero”, and much more.
In exclusive research from WTR, the EUIPO has been ranked as the most innovative IP office in the world for the third year in a row. Closely behind are the registries of Chile, Singapore and Spain.
In exclusive research, WTR looks at the innovative non-core tools and services being offered by national IP registries around the world.
The Trademarks (Amendment) Bill 2019, which empowers the registrar to make essential procedural rules to implement the Madrid Protocol in Hong Kong, was gazetted on 8 February 2019.
The Myanmar Industrial Design Law was passed by the Assembly of the Union on 30 January 2019 following its adoption by the Lower House and the Upper House. This update reviews the main points that industrial design owners should be aware of.
WTR speaks with Etienne Sanz de Acedo about how INTA is evolving, as well as the need for trademark practitioners to embrace the new.
The CNIPA has revealed plans to curb malicious trademark applications, with both individuals and trademark agencies that file such applications in its sights. The plans have been characterised as “undoubtedly good news for trademark owners" by a leading legal expert in the country.