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.
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.
A trademark application filed by the Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for the brand name 'Sussex Royal' has received a notice of threatened opposition this week, WTR can reveal.
An Indian court recently ruled that God's name was registrable as a trademark. We spoke to experts across four key jurisdictions about the different risks brands should be aware of before registering a religious name as a mark.
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 world’s most prolific trademark filer, Ikuhiro Ueda, has slowed his activity in recent months. Experts tell WTR that the slowdown will “recover reliability” in Japan’s trademark system, but there is uncertainty whether it is permanent.
Growth figures for China’s IP litigation are enough to give anyone a case of vertigo, with cases increasing at a faster rate than anywhere else on Earth. WTR talks to experts on how the Chinese courts are coping with that litigation demand.
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.
Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology has recently issued proposed amendments to the Intellectual Property Law. One of the aims is to bring Vietnam’s legislation into line with the new generation of free trade agreements - namely, the CPTPP and the EVFTA.
In Disney's Frozen 2, main character Anna is seen wearing red-bottomed boots, with some claiming a similarity to the iconic footwear of fashion brand Christian Louboutin. We speak with IP experts on the issues potentially at play.
The Indian government has released a draft of its new e-commerce rules, with some provisions addressing counterfeit goods. Talking to WTR, a number of India’s most high-profile IP experts praise the draft rules, although some claim that they do not go far enough.
A new study looking at how AI is used by IP offices warns that “the seductive appeal of the all-seeing algorithm should be resisted” due to current limitations.
In our latest round-up, we look at Saks partnering with Authentic Brands to acquire Barneys, the Consortium for Common Food Names being granted observer status at WIPO, the UKIPO publishing advice on IP rights after Brexit, and much more.
Amendments to China’s Trademark Law are due to take effect on 1 November 2019. The changes should aid the authorities in their bid to crack down on malicious filings and trademark hoarding.
The Autumn 2019 edition of WTR, revealing the top filers at key registries across Asia, and the eighth edition of Pharmaceutical Trademarks: A Global Guide are now published.