While the INTA cancelling the 2020 Annual Meeting in Singapore is not unexpected, it will not have been an easy decision, and INTA staff now face a significant challenge: pulling together an event, that usually takes years, in a matter of months.
Everything we covered on WTR over the past seven days – and all you need to know from the world of trademarks to set yourself up for the start of another busy week.
The INTA has confirmed that its upcoming 2020 Annual Meeting, set to begin at the end of April in Singapore, will be relocated to the United States – with the association pledging that a Singapore meeting will now take place in 2022.
In our latest edition, we look at fakes markets in China being closed during the coronavirus epidemic, Netflix suffering a blow in ‘choose your own adventure’ dispute, and much more.
The 2020 INTA Annual Meeting is due to begin in Singapore in April, and there is growing discussion over how the worsening coronavirus emergency could impact it. WTR speaks with trademark practitioners to get their perspective.
Last week, behind closed doors, interviews took place with the eight candidates for the WIPO director general position. In this exclusive guest post, Dr Sarasija Padmanabhan provides observations from diplomatic sources that attended.
The publication identifies the leading trademark practitioners and firms from around the globe. As well as illustrating the depth of expertise available to rights holders as they seek to protect their brands, the guide serves as the definitive tool for locating top-calibre trademark expertise worldwide.
There is not long left to participate in WTR’s annual Global Trademark Benchmarking Survey; all participants to the short survey will be entered into a draw to win one of five free places at their choice of an upcoming WTR event.
In our latest round-up, we look at the Benelux IP Office adding its trademark image data to the EUIPO’s TMview platform, Greece being identified as a transit point for counterfeit cosmetics, and much more.
Registrants to the 2020 INTA Annual Meeting may have noticed a drop in the number of reception invites. To investigate why this may be the case, WTR talked to a number of regular reception holders.
USPTO faces backlash from users following an announcement that trademark applicants and registrants will need to provide an email address that will be publicly viewable, with a group of attorneys penning a letter urging a rethink.
In this guest post, Dr Robert Stutz, partner at Beutler Künzi Stutz, explores how AI technology is powering new ways to search industrial designs faster, more effectively, and at a lower cost.
In our latest round-up, we look at the debate over the Washington Redskins name being reignited, a wooden box that could ‘solve the counterfeit sneaker crisis’, a new version of DesignView being launched, and much more.
In response to trademark community concerns, INTA CEO Etienne Sanz de Acedo tells WTR that, as of this week, the 2020 Annual Meeting is “definitely taking place in Singapore”.