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CNIPA releases draft measures on collective and certification marks for public comment

The draft measures seem to impose heavy requirements on registrants, collective members and users of collective and certification trademarks.

25 July 2022

Nine more suspicious trademark filing platforms identified as USPTO ID verification looms

Responding to the discovery of the new platforms, one expert says that the success of the upcoming ID verification at the USPTO will be critical in tackling fraud at the office.

21 July 2022

Shortening IP proceedings deadlines may cause more harm than good

A proposal for a new act that will diverge Polish IP regulations from that of the wider European Union is being questioned by practitioners. The new act may have unintended consequences for brand owners, and possibly increase the number of oppositions.

21 July 2022

INTA trademark filing in Ukraine; Toys ‘R’ Us brand returns; UKIPO and WIPO collaborate – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Redbubble receiving the biggest fine to date over Hells Angels infringement, INTA strengthening its EU stakeholder position, and much more.

19 July 2022

Colombia joins Practice CP3 regarding distinctiveness of word-and-device trademarks

A practice paper recently published by the National Trademark Office details the criteria for the examination of figurative marks containing descriptive/non-distinctive words.

19 July 2022

New industrial property law proposal aims to reduce trademark procedure timelines

A new act proposes to simplify trademark proceedings in Poland; however, the effective acceleration of trademark proceedings cannot be based on the shortening of the parties’ deadlines.

14 July 2022

TÜRKPATENT now a participating office in WIPO’s Digital Access Service

At the request of applicants, trademark filers in Turkey will be saved from tedious admin work as the country’s IP office can now exchange priority documents electronically with other participating offices.

14 July 2022

IPOPHL looks to the future; Madrid fees adjusted; Buy Safe America Coalition warning – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Hong Kong seizing $400,000 worth of counterfeits, USPTO modernising assignment request process, and much more.

12 July 2022

UK to simplify design system following user feedback

The UK government has outlined plans to simplify the country’s design system, following a recent call for views on the existing framework.

12 July 2022

EUIPO confirms NFT application approach amid filings spike

The EUIPO has clarified its approach to classifications for applications relating to virtual goods, NFTs and the metaverse. The announcement has been spurred by increasing application numbers.

11 July 2022

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