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A city under lockdown but IP services in Shanghai proceed as usual, as brands offer support

How Shanghai is maintaining its IP services and brands are supporting people through the current lockdown.

14 April 2022

Brazil IP office ups diversity efforts with new report

The National Institute of Industrial Property has released a new report outlining future steps to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in the Brazilian IP system.

13 April 2022

USPTO working on brand exception to sanctions on Russian banks

The USPTO has revealed it is working to find a way for brands to make necessary trademark-related payments in Russia, despite sanctions.

12 April 2022

2022 trademark filing at ‘healthy level’, confirms USPTO trademark commissioner

While US trademark filings are trending lower than 2021’s record-breaking levels, the numbers are well above any previous year.

12 April 2022

CIPO introduces automated goods and services; counterfeits rise in Russia; HP seizes millions of fakes – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at fake goods discovered in the Philippines, ICANN responding to the European Commission’s counterfeiting call, and much more.

12 April 2022

AAFA welcomes Vidal appointment; WIPO highlights green tech trends; Walmart issued temporary injunction – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at WIPO announcing that it will no longer issue paper copies of priority documents, a Malaysian frozen yoghurt brand accused of IP infringement, and much more.

08 April 2022

Kathi Vidal confirmed to lead USPTO after legislators lift hold on nomination

Kathi Vidal confirmed as Director of the USPTO on a voice vote in the Senate that came six months after her nomination by President Joe Biden.

06 April 2022

More low-cost trademark platforms emerge as advertisers on Google, with concerning transcript published

In investigating concerning new platforms, a chatlog is identified where a representative accuses a potential client of stealing a trademark and threatening legal action after being asked basic business questions.

05 April 2022

Top representative filers: The EUIPO

Featured in WTR Special Report Q1 2022: Inside trademark law firm operations

The list of top 50 representative filers at the EUIPO in 2021 includes a number of well-known firms that are mainstays of rankings tables.

04 April 2022

Top representative filers: The USPTO

Featured in WTR Special Report Q1 2022: Inside trademark law firm operations

In the USPTO’s FY2021, US and Chinese applicants were behind much of the trademark activity at the office.

04 April 2022

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