At this week's INTA Trademark Administrators and Practitioners meeting, WTR sat down with Priscilla Gomes, a paralegal in the Windows and games department of Microsoft, to find out whether fears of AI are warranted or misguided by legal professionals.
In our latest edition, we look at Māori uproar over a New Zealand trademark application, WIPO in Hungary, MARQUES addressing long goods and services lists at the EUIPO, and much more.
Trademark experts from around the world offer practical guidance on how to maximise the chances of litigation success in their jurisdiction.
Less than a year into Christian Archambeau’s tenure as executive director, the EUIPO is laying the groundwork for future expansion. World Trademark Review’s annual focus on the office assesses current operations, reveals the most proactive filers and explores how the agency is taking a global view of trademarks.
The country is seeing increased interest from international entities - particularly from the US; this will likely grow in scale as not only the South African economy develops, but as other emerging markets on the African continent grow.
New research has revealed the variance in the hourly rates charged by law firm practitioners for trademark-related work in key jurisdictions, with the hourly rate for a partner ranging from $30 to $880.
The ability to raise the own-name defence in Europe is about to come to an end. This article examines the consequences of recent own-name legislative changes for businesses in Europe.
Responsibility for a company’s portfolio is frequently placed in the hands of a few specialists. Often, this is not the only task carried out within the department. However, the legal protection of trademarks requires a high degree of specialisation.
The latest country data report focuses on Germany. We reveal the European powerhouse’s leading sectors and explain how the country’s robust brands have continued to surge in value.
For this week’s blog from the WTR 1000 research team, having observed the rapid rise of boutique firms in Germany, we thought it would be insightful to look at what exactly it is that such firms can boast over their full-service counterparts – and to what extent those boasts hold true.
The basic rule in opposition proceedings is that each party bears its own costs and that cost reimbursement is possible only if equity requires it. A recent decision highlights the difficulties of getting costs reimbursed in opposition proceedings