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Live updates: IP offices respond and implement measures in wake of invasion of Ukraine

Following the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces, WTR will regularly update users on the formal responses and measures that national IP offices have announced.

09 November 2022

Filings fall, pendency rises and new scams emerge: 10 key takeaways from the USPTO’s TPAC meeting

The latest USPTO’s TPAC meeting revealed the latest filing trends, presented a scam warning, updated on pendency levels and reflected on the likely timeframe for the next round of new gTLDs.

08 November 2022

“Completely bogus” USPTO document revealed as concern grows over low-cost filing agencies

This week WTR spoke to a victim of a suspicious low-cost filing agency who revealed they were recently sent a forged USPTO document requesting unnecessary fees.

04 November 2022

A global outlier: why filings continue to rise in India, as they fall elsewhere

The Indian national IP office has seen a small growth in trademark filings this year, even as other major registers around the world have seen a significant decline. WTR reached out to local IP firms to find out more about how and why India has been able to buck this global trend.

02 November 2022

Apple sues USPTO; WIPO announces Madrid changes; Nestlé expands coffee portfolio – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at OECD reporting on dark commercial patterns, ArentFox Schiff opening a metaverse office, and much more.

01 November 2022

Data reveals "surprising" speediness of applications filed by US attorneys with significant Chinese client base

Exclusive data has revealed that US trademark applications filed by attorneys who primarily represent applicants from China reach registration faster, on average, than other marks.

27 October 2022

Driving innovation within the IP office – a conversation with IPOS chief executive Rena Lee

In an exclusive interview, the chief executive of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore speaks about her IP journey and upcoming priorities for the office.

26 October 2022

Register Tracker Asia-Pacific: May-August 2022

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Chinese companies favour Western markets for filings abroad, according to data published by Fovea IP. However, domestic activity still takes precedence.

24 October 2022

USPTO design patent practice review to be expected but now community has chance to have its say

The USPTO is seeking views on the scientific and technical requirements to practise in patent matters before the office, with the establishment of a design patent practitioner bar up for discussion.

22 October 2022

Register Tracker Latin America: May-August 2022

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Latin American businesses have a stronger focus on regional markets than those further afield, according to filing data published by Fovea IP. Meanwhile, US applicants enjoy uncontested dominance as the top foreign filers in the region.

21 October 2022

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