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Top representative filers: The CNIPA

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

The list of most active representatives is a mixture of law firms and technology platforms offering registration services to the domestic market.

04 April 2022

Treasury Wine on fake Penfolds bust; Japan seizures skyrocket; Com Laude and iaidō team up – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at China aiming to boost its number of IP professionals by 45% in three years, the second African GI being registered in the EU, and much more.

01 April 2022

New trademark examination guidelines recognise distinctiveness of marks consisting of letters and numerals

The alignment of the examination guidelines with decisions of the Supreme Court is a positive and encouraging development for brand owners.

29 March 2022

Polish Patent Office’s response to the war in Ukraine

The Polish Patent Office has announced that while it does not plan to suspend proceedings on account of the war in Ukraine, it will take into account the needs of applicants, entitled persons and representatives as much as possible

24 March 2022

Hong Kong to strengthen IP regime, senators seek to combat copyright theft, EUIPO celebrates EUTM milestone – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the signing of an online marketplaces bill by the Colorado governor, Belgian authorities shutting down an illegal cigarette factory, a warning to franchise operators struggling to suspend operations in Russia, and much more.

22 March 2022

Risks of counterfeits revealed; Lusheng celebrates China IP wins, 3D domain monitoring – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at a warning issued over counterfeit fire helmets, Cape Verde preparing to become the latest ARIPO member state, and much more.

18 March 2022

Inside UKIPO’s bold new strategy to combat IP crime: exclusive interview with director of enforcement

Director of enforcement Chris Mills reveals how the UKIPO is laying the foundations for its five-year counter-infringement strategy by improving cooperation between government, law enforcement and UK rights holders.

09 March 2022

USPTO issues Ukraine statement; CVS heads to the metaverse; UK and Swiss IPO cooperation – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Netflix acquiring a second games developer, Ford using the Model E name after a Tesla trademark fight, and much more.

08 March 2022

Russian government considers suspending IP rights of foreign companies

The Russian government has announced that it is considering “lifting restrictions on the use of intellectual property contained in certain goods” that cannot be imported due to sanctions.

07 March 2022

UKIPO pledges Ukraine support; Instagram fraud drops 20%; Fox Sports sued over USFL – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the Ukrainian IP office maintaining ‘normal operation’ mode, Unified Brands and Roku teaming up to combat online counterfeiters, and much more.

04 March 2022

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