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Blockchain and IP offices: the next evolution of the trademark ecosystem

In an exclusive guest post, representatives at the EUIPO reveal how the blockchain is set to foster a new wave of energetic collaboration between IP offices and users.

06 October 2021

Authorities must do more: research reveals low levels of confidence in actions to combat scams

Consumers have little confidence in the effectiveness of police and government efforts to combat online scams, reveals new research from Scamadviser.

04 October 2021

Requirement to prove absence of rights or legitimate interests not met in ‘.io’ case

This decision under the ‘.io’ Policy shows the difficulty of demonstrating a respondent’s absence of rights or legitimate interests when the latter is an active competitor with a live website.

04 October 2021

INTA announces Annual Meeting keynote; tips from a USPTO examining attorney; domain security concerns – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the future of NFTs in the IP industry, the Hershey Company taking the Cookie Department to court, and much more.

01 October 2021

Amazon reaches settlement with influencers, will donate payments to INTA

Amazon has reached a settlement with two influencers it accused of using TikTok, Instagram and Facebook to promote and facilitate the sale of counterfeit goods on its platform.

30 September 2021

SHOP SAFE Act advances: AAFA calls for swift passage as critics slam legislation

The Stopping Harmful Offers on Platforms by Screening Against Fakes in E-commerce (SHOP SAFE) Act has been approved by the House Judiciary Committee.

30 September 2021

Supply chain disruptions on brand protection: what to do about it

Co-published: Red Points’ Daniel Shapiro explains how brand owners can fight back when infringers try to exploit supply chain gaps to sell fake goods directly to consumers.

29 September 2021

UDRP: legitimate interests in a domain name consisting of an acronym

A UDRP panel has denied the transfer of a domain name that could potentially have been a typosquat of the complainant’s long-standing trademark, but was in fact an acronym of the respondent’s company name.

27 September 2021

Amazon bans hundreds of Chinese brands; record-breaking year at UKIPO; Netflix acquires Roald Dahl rights – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Japanese companies urged to prepare for litigation in China, the UKIPO rejecting attempts to register footballer names, and much more.

24 September 2021

Dogecoin clean-up operation proves it does not pay to wait

The creators of meme-currency Dogecoin are facing an uphill battle to register their rights and fend off third-party applications, but other inventors can learn a lot from their troubles.

23 September 2021

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