In our latest edition, we look at how surnames are now registrable in Saudi Arabia, controversy following a trademark being refused registration by the UKIPO, brands being urged to encourage voter registration, and much more.
Heralded as a breakthrough, Brazil’s accession to the Madrid Protocol is a landmark development for the international trademark system. We take a closer look at this move and the lessons that can be learnt from it.
In the second part of our look at physical marketplaces that reportedly engage in the counterfeit goods trade in Brazil, we look at locations that brand owners should know from the central and southern regions of the country.
IPBC Latin America will be held in São Paulo on 4 December 2019 to explore managing the IP lifecycle. This year WTR is teaming up with sister titles IAM and Latin Lawyer on the event, which will include a focus on brands.
The European Union and the Mercosur bloc of countries have agreed a comprehensive trade agreement that includes significant IP provisions that rights holders should be aware of.
The industry is still in its early days, but it is growing by leaps and bounds. Brands such as Coca-Cola and Champion have already jumped into the ring to capitalise on this marketing opportunity, but teams need help getting their portfolios up to scratch to better grow their businesses.
After more than a decade of preparation for Brazil to join the Madrid Protocol, the Brazilian Senate has finally approved the agreement text. Local experts say that it will bring positive change, but questions arise over whether INPI will be ready for the predicted start date.
With today’s World Intellectual Property Day celebrating the importance of IP in sports, research conducted by WTR finds that Manchester United has the most significant trademark portfolio of any global football club.
In our latest round-up, we look at luxury brands focused on Chinese e-commerce platforms, IP Australia opening a public consultation on fees, Red Points receiving funding injection, and much more.
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 our latest round-up, we look at Jerry Seinfeld filing a lawsuit over a ‘counterfeit’ Porsche, a draft policy in India that could empower platforms to blacklist counterfeit sellers, and much more.
The economic recession has created conditions for a sharp increase in counterfeit products in Brazil’s physical and virtual marketplaces – making policing an urgent requirement for brands.
The ICANN board has decided that Amazon’s application for the ‘.amazon’ TLD should be moved from the ‘will not proceed’ designation, paving the way for future delegation of a string that has been in limbo for five years.
As a general rule, the Industrial Property Law states that ownership of a mark is acquired through a granted registration, following which the rights holder has the right to exclusive use of the trademark throughout the national territory.