Everything we covered on WTR over the last seven days – and all you need to know from the world of trademarks to set yourself up for the start of another busy week.
A General Licence has been issued by the US government that explicitly authorises the protection of all intellectual property in Venezuela. The move follows significant challenges for US companies seeking to protect their brands in the country.
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.
The Summer 2019 edition of WTR is now available online to subscribers, revealing the top filers at the EUIPO, presenting exclusive interviews with award-winning corporate trademark teams and taking a deep data dive into the brand portfolios of some of the world’s leading unicorns.
Writing for WTR, USPTO director Andrei Iancu and trademark commissioner Mary Boney Denison expand on the office’s initiatives to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the Trademark Register.
Welcome to this week’s WTR Sunday Supplement, presenting everything we covered over the last seven days – and all you need to know from the world of trademarks to set yourself up for the start of another busy week.
Researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel have looked at how advanced AI tools will transform the way in which trademark searches are conducted in the future – and, in an exclusive guest post, expand on what this means for trademark practitioners.
In our latest news round-up, we look at how Alibaba is seeking increased brand engagement, Anheuser-Busch making a play for the esports industry, a USPTO call for comments, Albania’s accession to the Geneva Act and much more.
Alibaba Vice President Matthew Bassiur invites brands to collaborate with the company in the fight against fakes as the group collects WTR’s award for Asia-Pacific Team of the Year.
Last week the General Court of the European Union upheld the decision of the EUIPO to invalidate the registration for adidas’ three-stripe figurative mark. In this exclusive guest post, the takeaways for trademark owners are presented.
The US Supreme Court has handed down its highly anticipated ruling in Iancu v Brunetti, holding that the Lanham Act’s prohibition on the registration of “immoral [or] scandalous” trademarks violates the First Amendment.
Five takeaways from our in-depth investigation into suspicious specimens at the USPTO, and we ask readers to share their experience on the topic and any suggestions to help combat the issue.