Topic: IP offices

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CNIPA rejects malicious trademarks; USPTO seeks TPAC nominations; VerifyMe enters UK market – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at FAW-Volkswagen Audi being accused of video plagiarism in China, the Israeli IP office seeking positive trademark stories, and much more.

27 May 2022

USPTO inadvertently makes applicant emails public, responds to community concern

USPTO responds after trademark practitioner concern that up to 21,000 applicant email addresses revealed.

27 May 2022

How the KIPO became the world’s most innovative IP office

In an exclusive interview with WTR, Korean Intellectual Property Office commissioner Kim Yongrae reveals recent changes at the agency and some of the key focuses for the years ahead.

26 May 2022

IP process changes and fee updates – what you need to know

This update highlights some of the key changes due to be introduced by IPOS, including a new partial acceptance mechanism for national trademark applications.

24 May 2022

Colour trademarks: study reveals depletion could reach “chronic level” in near future

A groundbreaking new study has analysed thousands of single-colour trademarks at the USPTO, revealing that nearly half are either red or blue.

23 May 2022

IP financing in Asia – why so few loans and what can we do about it?

In the second article of a four-part series, WTR investigates IP financing in Asia to find out why it is not more prevalent and how stakeholders are addressing the challenges.

20 May 2022

Short cutting the USPTO wait time: how some marks are jumping the pendency queue

As USPTO trademark examiners start work this month on applications filed in August 2021, some experts are looking at a way to accelerate applications to the front of the line.

20 May 2022

The landscape of IP valuation in Asia – who, where and how much

In the first of a four-part series, WTR delves into the IP valuation landscape in Asia to understand why there are so few IP valuers and why it is so expensive.

19 May 2022

Myanmar changing to ‘first to file’ for trademarks - what you need to know and do

Any businesses with existing trademark protection in Myanmar should take steps to ensure that a new application is filed within the priority period to maintain their rights.

19 May 2022

McDonald’s cites brand values as motive for Russia exit, but seeks to retain rights

McDonald’s has revealed that it is to sell its Russian business, having previously paused operations in the country following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

17 May 2022

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