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Seven things we learnt from new USPTO director Kathi Vidal’s INTA keynote

Three weeks into her role as USPTO director, Kathi Vidal made an appearance at the 2022 INTA Annual Meeting to provide an update on trademark operations.

04 May 2022

IPO clarifies deadline extensions in trademark procedures

For the submission of declarations or responses to office actions relating to application deficiencies, applicants may request up to three one-month extensions, or one three-month extension, without the need to support the request with evidence.

03 May 2022

USPTO suspends prolific trademark attorney Jonathan Morton for numerous breaches of conduct rules

Notorious trademark attorney Jonathan Grant Morton has been suspended from practising before the USPTO for two years after breaching the agency’s rules of professional conduct.

01 May 2022

Amazon and Salvatore Ferragamo fight fakes; Chile prepares to implement new law; IP Australia releases data report – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at INTA filing its third amicus brief in a case involving Jack Daniel’s, one of Kathi Vidal’s first speeches as USPTO director, Amazon and Salvatore Ferragamo teaming up to combat counterfeit goods and much more.

29 April 2022

Rubik’s Cube and soul food feature in Africa and Middle East Legal Updates that you may have missed

We continue our latest series of Legal Updates that you may have missed with insights on recent developments in Africa and the Middle East.

27 April 2022

Meta targeted in anti-counterfeiting suit; ARIPO calls for Seychelles IP plan; Disney launches homeware brand – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at 21,000 counterfeiting cases being solved in China in 2021, most UK consumers opposing plain packaging on unhealthy food, and much more.

26 April 2022

IP deadlines under Ukraine’s Martial Law - what you need to know

Until recently, it was not clear how IP deadlines were affected by the martial law in Ukraine. This uncertainty was finally resolved with the adoption of Law 2174-IX, which entered into force on 13 April 2022.

26 April 2022

“Gaining positive momentum”: WIPO’s hope for Madrid expansion in Latin America after Chile accession

Following the recent announcement of Chile acceding to the Madrid Protocol, a WIPO representative has spoken to WTR about the organisation’s hopes for the future in the region.

22 April 2022

Resetting the clock: changes to Canadian trademark regime you need to know about

The Canadian registries have introduced a number of changes in an effort to reduce the current backlog of trademark and patent applications. Dickinson Wright’s Sanjukta Tole and Yuri Chumak assess the new measures and how they will affect IP owners.

18 April 2022

Russia forming brand boycott list; CITMA elects president; IPOS warns of impersonation scam – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at a rise in the number of people reporting fake goods in the Philippines, Estonia joining the EUIPO’s blockchain initiative, and much more.

15 April 2022

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