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18 May 2017

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: Italy

Contrary to common belief, the Italian legislative instruments against IP infringement are quite efficient. In 2003 specialised IP divisions were set up in 12 existing courts, and in September 2012 these were increased to 21. These divisions have exclusive competence to decide civil actions relating to trademarks, patents, copyright and unfair competition.

25 January 2019

JPO apologises for data leak, Brunei joins TMview, and Absolut accused of trademark bullying: news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the Japan Patent Office apologising after an accidental data leak, a sauce company suing Wendy’s, counterfeit fans reacting to Alibaba’s latest Taobao claims, and more.

01 March 2017

The marketplace perspective

There has been persistent criticism of the rights protection mechanisms offered by online marketplaces, with brand owners calling for better anti-counterfeiting tools. Leading e-commerce platforms offer advice on how best to utilise the current arsenal

01 September 2016

Juggling act: assessing the evolution of EUIPO operations

The past year has been a busy one in Alicante. In addition to expanding its tools and activities, the EU Intellectual Property Office had to prepare for the changes ushered in by the European trademark reform package. In this year’s annual survey, we asked users to assess its performance during this period of change

01 May 2015

Better together

While trademark counsel seem to be benefiting from closer relationships with marketing, significant challenges remain – not least managing an increasingly complex digital workload within renewed budgetary constraints

19 February 2019

Illegal online pharmacies: the risks to patient health and brand reputation

Illegal online pharmacies are a growing global problem for patient safety, public health and brand reputation. Combating this danger requires comprehensive, coordinated and consistent action from stakeholders around the world.

01 January 2017

Talking point: 2016 industry developments and a look at the year ahead

World Trademark Review asked trademark professionals and IP association representatives from across the globe to highlight some of the most significant issues they faced in 2016 and what to look out for in 2017

01 May 2015

Best practice in trademark litigation

Trademark practitioners from around the world offer practical guidance on litigation best practice in their jurisdictions