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Brazilian presidential election: what a Bolsanaro or Lula win means for trademark owners

How the result of the Brazilian presidential election could have a significant impact on the brand protection ecosystem in Brazil.

27 September 2022

Salvatore Ferragamo rebrands; UKIPO seeks CEO; influencer sentenced for selling fakes – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at a San Francisco business ditching a MOCHI MUFFIN trademark application, Korean brands being targeted by illegal registrations in China, and much more.

27 September 2022

The imitation game: the impact of AI on trademark law and practice

Featured in WTR Special Report Q3 2022: Brand protection 2027: Why trademark practitioners must prepare for the future now

HGF attorneys Lee Curtis and Rachel Platts reveal some of the game-changing ways that AI is shaping the trademark space and predict innovations that may occur over the next five years

27 September 2022

Innovation and trademarks: how new technology is fuelling a surge in filings

Featured in WTR Special Report Q3 2022: Brand protection 2027: Why trademark practitioners must prepare for the future now

Futurologists often pinpoint the metaverse and crypto as the next big things in tech – Clarivate’s Robert Reading digs into the data to reveal the US trademark filing trends of past innovations and what that could mean for application numbers in the next five years

27 September 2022

The IP office of 2027: how the UKIPO is laying an innovative groundwork for the future

Featured in WTR Special Report Q3 2022: Brand protection 2027: Why trademark practitioners must prepare for the future now

As WTR has reported on extensively, national and multinational IP offices vary wildly when it comes to the non-core tools and services they offer their customers. With technology developing at a faster rate than ever before, IP offices could look very different in five years’ time – with new and improved services that could be shaped by innovations such as AI, blockchain and the metaverse. Andy Bartlett of the UKIPO, shares how the agency is adapting to cutting-edge technology in its efforts to improve services for trademark users

27 September 2022

‘No justification’ – the legal fight to end the USPTO’s residential address requirement

A dispute between a trademark attorney and the USPTO, which seeks to reverse the domicile address requirement, has been escalated to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

26 September 2022

IP offices grappling with metaverse-related marks, with Chinese examiners rejecting up to 80% of applications

INTA roundtable highlights challenges surrounding metaverse-related trademarks, with association to publish white paper later this year.

23 September 2022

IP Court overrules Rospatent’s finding of similarity for marks in different classes

A fresh finding from the Presidium of the IP Court on similarity between marks may affect Rospatent’s registration practice, since the office has recently tightened the requirements for uniformity at the examination stage.

22 September 2022

Hong Kong and Cambodia sign MoU; USPTO director to co-chair NACIE; WIPO plans UDRP workshop – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Maradona Global Limited revealing brand plans, the Brazil and German IPOs warning of fraud, and much more.

20 September 2022

FTC seeks views on rules that could provide boost to fight against trademark scammers

The USPTO is currently fighting fraud on three fronts. Two recent developments could be set to provide a boost to the office’s efforts.

17 September 2022

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