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‘Cacao de Caripito’ protected as a geographical indication by the Venezuelan state

Cacao de Caripito’ is the second protected geographical indication granted to a Venezuelan product in 2021. This follows the establishment of a new procedure for the granting of geographical indications at the end of the previous year.

13 January 2022

USPTO records unprecedented year of filings and pendency levels

WTR presents key insights and takeaways from the USPTO's latest Performance and Accountability Report for FY 2021, which was published on Tuesday.

12 January 2022

Gruyere genericide decision rejects “blatant European market-share grab”, says NMPF

The Consortium for Common Food Names and the National Milk Producers Federation have welcomed a US district court ruling confirming that ‘gruyere’ is a generic style of cheese in the United States.

10 January 2022

Eurasian design system enters into force in Tajikistan; EAPO to serve as ISA and IPEA

Eurasian industrial design applicants may now obtain protection simultaneously in six countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan.

10 January 2022

USPTO welcomes new TPAC members; INTA files amicus brief; Match and Muzmatch set for court battle – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Fanatics acquiring Topps trading cards for $500 million, Disney losing its Winnie the Pooh exclusivity, and much more.

04 January 2022

Tax Court establishes new criteria for payment of royalties for trademark licence

Taking into consideration the OECD guidelines on intangible assets, Peru’s Tax Court has set forth criteria for the deduction as tax expenses of the payment of royalties for trademark licences.

04 January 2022

Trademark procedures and strategies: Germany

Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook 2017/2018

The following are enforceable in Germany: German trademarks, EU trademarks, German trademarks based on international registrations, names and non-registered trade designations. German trademarks are governed by the Trademark Act, which implements the EU Trademark Directive (89/104/EEC) and the Regulation on Trademark-Related Administrative Proceedings.

27 December 2021

Hague design system – upcoming changes to the rules

A number of welcome amendments, due to come into force on 1 January 2022, have been made to the rules of procedure relating to the Hague design registration system.

17 December 2021

New bill aimed at tackling illegal online pharmacies introduced in US Senate

One market expert tells WTR that, if enacted, the bipartisan bill would provide powerful new protections to keep consumers safe from counterfeit and illegal drugs.

16 December 2021

Hermès takes on NFT artist; Meta marks sold for $60 million; retailers push for INFORM Consumers Act – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at France.com being disappointed by a decision not to review a French government win, the US Copyright Office seeking comments on deferred examination, and much more.

14 December 2021

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