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Jamaica joins the Madrid Protocol: benefits and potential drawbacks

Jamaica’s use as a safe haven for ‘stealth’ filings may be affected by the upcoming changes in the local laws and practice.

02 March 2022

KIPO anti-counterfeiting update; CNIPA metaverse warning; INPI unveils new journal – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at feedback on the EUIPO’s Call Back Service, ICANN’s bid to strengthen Africa’s internet infrastructure, and much more.

01 March 2022

“This is the time to calibrate IP adjudication in India”: high-level gathering expands on disputes environment

India’s first-ever National Seminar on the Adjudication of IP Rights Disputes took place this weekend, with updates on the Delhi High Court’s IP Division and a high-level rallying cry that “this is the time to calibrate IP adjudication across the country”.

28 February 2022

New Thai Copyright Act passed; GSK Consumer Healthcare reveals rebrand; WIPO adjusts Madrid fees – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at INTA announcing a new chief representative officer for Europe, Apple being ranked the most ‘relevant’ US brand, and much more.

25 February 2022

CNIPA strikes 43 bad-faith trademark registrations and hundreds of applications to protect Olympics IP

The CNIPA has announced the rejection of 429 bad-faith applications relating to the Beijing Winter Olympics. Crucially, 43 bad-faith registrations were also invalidated by the CNIPA ex officio.

24 February 2022

“It will get worse before it gets better” – how the USPTO pendency crisis is impacting trademark professionals

The average total pendency for trademark applications at the USPTO has now surpassed 12 months, reflecting the agency’s struggle to bring down wait times and the backlog.

22 February 2022

Change of leadership at Rospatent: what are the implications?

The Russian IP office has seen changes at the top of the organisation, with the former head moving to the Eurasian Patent Office.

22 February 2022

Register Tracker Asia-Pacific: September-December 2021

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The latest WTR register tracker examines filing trends in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico between September and December 2021.

21 February 2022

Class 9 needs a major overhaul – and fast

Class 9 is already overcrowded. The rise of virtual goods in the metaverse will only make things worse.

19 February 2022

Trademarks in Yemen: brands warned that enforcement challenge remains

Four years after a second IP office opened in Yemen, rights holders still face significant challenges in obtaining and enforcing trademark protection in the Middle Eastern nation.

17 February 2022

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