The Intellectual Property Office of Chile (INAPI) has re-opened to customers after its headquarters suffered devastating damage from protesters. We talk with the registry's national director on its ongoing recovery efforts.
On 10 December 2019 the Peruvian National Police, through its IP crime division, seized over 3,000 bottles of suspected counterfeit spirits and alcoholic beverages.
As a new decade dawns, World Trademark Review asks practitioners around the world for their top takeaways from 2019 and their predictions for the year ahead.
The Peruvian Customs Office has updated the customs recordal procedure to speed up the process and make it more efficient. The new procedure will be implemented for 2020 renewals, which must be filed within the first 30 working days of the year.
Reflecting on an eventful year, WTR asked experts around the world for their top takeaways from 2019 and their expectations for the next 12 months. With recent decisions likely to have a significant effect, we take a closer look at the Americas, Europe and Africa.
In our latest round-up, we look at the Chinese Supreme Court ordering Muji to pay $89,000, US Customs cracking down on fake handbags, the EUIPO inviting comments on its trademark evidence project, and much more.
We look at the claim from nonpartisan watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington that recent trademark activity in Argentina is proof that “President Trump is for sale”.
The Canadian, Mexican and US governments have signed an amended version of the USMCA, meaning that ratification is a significant step closer – with the deal highlighting what IP concessions the Trump Administration will expect in future trade deals.
The black crab of the Island of Providence has been granted protection as a denomination of origin by a decision of the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce. It is the first time that a product of the Colombian archipelago of San Andrés, Providence and Santa Catalina has received such protection.
A joint study from INTA and ASIPI has compared trademark-intensive industry activity across 10 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The findings are promising but highlight the room for growth, with INTA’s CEO calling on policymakers to now accelerate efforts.
In our latest round-up, we look at Kanye West being denied a trademark for the term ‘Sunday Service’, adidas prevailing in Japan, the UK Intellectual Property Office notifying users of planned maintenance after Brexit, and much more.
News outlets have focused on the use of expressions of folklore by fashion brands. In this guest post, a local expert argues that, with companies currently operating on the right side of the law, protecting these expressions against misuse belongs to the state.
WIPO has published World Intellectual Property Indicators 2019, charting the growth of global IP filing for 2018. WTR presents key takeaways from the trademark data.
Brand Finance has released its annual Nation Brand report, which sees notable movement from developing countries – highlighting the economic shift powered by innovation in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America.
In a continuation of our regular series on marketplaces around the world that reportedly engage in the trade of counterfeit goods, we head to Ecuador.