Topic: IP Offices

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INAPI issues proposal for new IP regulations: what you need to know

Although the regulations necessary for the coming into force of the amended Industrial Property Law have yet to be officially published, INAPI has recently set the standards for the final regulations.

25 January 2022

Why the SPECTACLES trademark case is one to watch

With technology company Snap taking the USPTO to court for rejecting the registration of a SPECTACLES trademark, Phillips Nizer partner Alan Behr outlines his thoughts on the dispute in our latest opinion column.

22 January 2022

Good news for brand owners as DIP updates expedited trademark procedures

Changes to the existing ‘Renewal Fast-Track’ programme and ‘First Action Fast-Track’ programme, as well as a new notification on expedited trademark examination, will be welcomed by trademark owners and practitioners.

19 January 2022

Lacoste sues Marks & Spencer; Microsoft to buy Activision Blizzard; North Korea registers eight trademarks – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at data pointing to a Brexit trademark stampede, fashion brands being warned over greenwashing, and more.

18 January 2022

Singapore introduces IP Amendment Bill to streamline processes and improve legislative clarity

WTR talks with a local expert on what the implications are for brand owners and any potential roadblocks to implementation.

14 January 2022

UKIPO seeks design views; INTA files amicus brief; Lego delays Activision Blizzard partnership – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the French and Singapore IP office cooperation, the Kazakhstan IP registry responding to nationwide unrest, and much more.

14 January 2022

CNIPA’s Criteria for Determination of General Trademark Violations: key points, concerns and missed opportunities

The criteria, listed in 35 articles, define in detail the various types of trademark offences, with the exception of trademark infringement.

13 January 2022

USPTO records unprecedented year of filings and pendency levels

WTR presents key insights and takeaways from the USPTO's latest Performance and Accountability Report for FY 2021, which was published on Tuesday.

12 January 2022

Nike most-valuable apparel brand; China Trademark Association new committees; Take-Two buys Zynga – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at how improved examinations and WIPO event participation are among the CNIPA's five-year efforts, some of the latest law firm promotions, and much more.

11 January 2022

OAPI: widespread changes come into effect

Changes to the OAPI registration system - affecting trademarks, GIs, utility models and industrial designs - came into effect on 1 January 2022. This update highlights the most important changes.

11 January 2022

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