Topic: Law Firms

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The USPTO’s fraudulent filings crackdown continues; strategic insights from industry leaders; call for IP offices to be “agents of change”; and much more

Everything we covered on WTR over the past seven days – and all you need to know from the world of trademarks to set yourself up for the start of another busy week.

11 July 2021

North Korea counterfeit crackdown; Banksy trademarks criticised; MARQUES annual meeting update – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at a court ordering Lotus Health Group to sell trademarks, the Georgian IP office establishing a GI commission, Invest Europe and EUIPO teaming up to support SMEs, and much more.

09 July 2021

“In times of crisis, trust matters”: top counsel consider the pandemic’s impact on brands

Covid-19 has affected IP practices in a range of ways. WTR’s Global Leaders reflect on changes to workplace processes and the IP landscape that have been felt over the last 18 months.

08 July 2021

Two trademark industry luminaries named among 2021 IP Hall of Fame inductees

The IP Hall of Fame was created to recognise those individuals who have made a significant contribution to IP law and practice.

07 July 2021

Diversity and inclusion: moving the needle together

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q2: Inside in-house operations - how to build world-class trademark functions and portfolios

Facebook's Mike Yaghmai and Dennis Wilson of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, explain why and how the two organisations have partnered up to facilitate faster change towards diversity and inclusion in the legal sector.

07 July 2021

Tokyo police step up Olympic counterfeit enforcement; Chinese fraud on the USPTO register; Ralph & Russo sold – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Verizon selling the Yahoo! brand in Japan, the IP Office of the Philippines calling on better policies to tackle counterfeiting, a counterfeit haul destroyed in Jamaica, and much more.

06 July 2021

A week behind the scenes at the EUIPO; “catastrophic” marketing restrictions warning; independent regulator for Canada agents; and much more

Everything we covered on WTR over the past seven days – and all you need to know from the world of trademarks to set yourself up for the start of another busy week.

04 July 2021

Coca-Cola wins TTAB claim; adidas and Thom Browne clash; EUIPO breaks trademark application record – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the USPTO eliminating the handwritten signature requirement, the Finnish IP office revamping its trademark web pages, and much more.

02 July 2021

Top filers, unprecedented applications and a transformed landscape: a year in the life of the EUIPO

Featured in EUIPO Filing Elite 2021

Worrying drops in filing levels followed by record highs have made for an eventful year at the EUIPO. WTR’s Trevor Little considers how these and other events are affecting the IP ecosystem and could affect the future of the register itself.

01 July 2021

“A long time coming” – experts praise Canadian government’s creation of independent regulator for IP agents

The government of Canada launches the ‘College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents’, with local experts calling it a "welcome development" - although there are concerns that it could “add to the cost of practising”.

30 June 2021

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