Research from WTR finds that few candidates for the 2020 US presidential election are seeking registered trademark protection for their campaign branding so far – although some are already being targeted by infringement.
The European Parliament's Legal Affairs Committee has endorsed the European Union acceding to the Geneva Act – a move that could propel the issue of geographical indications back to the top of the trade deal agenda as the United Kingdom looks to its post-Brexit future.
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.
The African Intellectual Property Organisation authorities have announced significant changes to the legislation that underpins the OAPI system, the Bangui Agreement.
While most public comments on the USPTO’s proposed change to representation rules are in support, there is one significant dissenting voice in LegalForce founder Raj Abhyanker.
ICANN has passed a resolution that ends the organisation's efforts to lead a facilitation process aimed at settling a domain name dispute between Amazon and the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organisation.
In this exclusive guest post, experts from Venezuelan firm Antequera expand on recent “major setbacks” for international brand owners seeking IP protection in the Latin American country.
New guidelines reaffirm the UK's commitment to protecting existing EU trademarks and to recognising the priority date of pending European applications. But UK attorneys remain none the wiser about their EUIPO rights of representation.
In an exclusive article, the director general of the French National Institute of Industrial Property explains how the office has been creating cutting-edge industrial property awareness programmes across France – and why this is such a priority.
Many IP offices around the world are using artificial intelligence to conduct their work more efficiently. But this technology has the potential to fundamentally transform the user experience at registries.
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.
New research from WTR has found that the IP offices of the UK, Brazil, Japan and Benelux have the most accessible website platforms for users, including those with motor or vision impairment.
This year’s Brand Finance Global 500 ranking saw large companies in key sectors continue their upward brand value trajectory. For many, this is a cause for concern.
In a welcome development for IP owners, the Regulations on Act Preservation for Intellectual Property Disputes, which provide clear and specific guidance on how to apply for an act preservation order, came into effect in China on 1 January 2019.