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TÜRKPATENT now a participating office in WIPO’s Digital Access Service

At the request of applicants, trademark filers in Turkey will be saved from tedious admin work as the country’s IP office can now exchange priority documents electronically with other participating offices.

14 July 2022

IPOPHL looks to the future; Madrid fees adjusted; Buy Safe America Coalition warning – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Hong Kong seizing $400,000 worth of counterfeits, USPTO modernising assignment request process, and much more.

12 July 2022

UK to simplify design system following user feedback

The UK government has outlined plans to simplify the country’s design system, following a recent call for views on the existing framework.

12 July 2022

EUIPO confirms NFT application approach amid filings spike

The EUIPO has clarified its approach to classifications for applications relating to virtual goods, NFTs and the metaverse. The announcement has been spurred by increasing application numbers.

11 July 2022

Filing applications via the e-Albania platform: what you need to know

The Supervisory Council of the General Directorate of Industrial Property has approved Decision No 4 dated 20 June 2022, which regulates the submission of applications through the e-Albania platform.

08 July 2022

“Cautiously optimistic”: USPTO to introduce mandatory ID verification from August in fraud crackdown

The USPTO has confirmed that its long-awaited requirement for trademark filers to have their identities verified will commence from 6 August 2022.

07 July 2022

Netflix animated ident logo becomes the first multimedia mark to be registered in Turkey

IP legislation that came into effect in 2017 broadened the criteria for aspects of signs that can be registered as trademarks. With Turkey’s IP office leading the way by recently granting non-conventional marks to Netflix, multimedia marks are expected to feature widely in the country’s IP landscape.

07 July 2022

Why innovative pre-apply services lead to better trademark applications

Nathan Abraham, deputy director, tribunal at the UKIPO, outlines why he believes AI-driven pre-apply services should be the future of trademark application filing.

02 July 2022

EUIPO techwatchers’ five top tech trends in IP

Experts from the EUIPO’s Technology Watch System share their take on the main IT trends in IP for 2022, and how the office is embracing them.

01 July 2022

CNIPA fines three trademark firms for forgery; INTA files Rogers amicus brief; Nike exits Russia – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Kim Kardashian being sued over her SKKN brand, Yuga Labs – the company behind the Bored Ape NFT project – initiating legal action, and much more.

01 July 2022

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