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Innovation at the Latvian Patent Office: exclusive insights

In an exclusive guest post, representatives from the Patent Office of Latvia reveal the agency’s recent developments of its digital tools and services for trademark users – and those planned for the future.

23 November 2021

Evidence of targeting is key under the UDRP

This UDRP decision highlights that it is crucial for brand owners to provide convincing evidence to establish the respondent’s intent to benefit unfairly from their trademark at the time of registration.

22 November 2021

INTA reveals new Strategic Plan; NFTs to revolutionise anti-counterfeiting; INAPI gives Madrid Protocol update – INTA 2021 report

For a final time, WTR takes a look at the highlights and learnings from this year’s INTA Annual Meeting.

19 November 2021

EUIPO offers payment processors anti-counterfeiting blueprint

The EUIPO has published a new discussion paper recommending a series of preventive and reactive best practices for electronic payment service providers to protect their services from misuse by infringers.

17 November 2021

New IP office standards body set to launch in effort to combat stark digital disparities

The International Intellectual Property Standards Group will launch in the coming months with the aim of advocating for improved standardisation at IP offices, WTR can reveal.

12 November 2021

‘First come, first served’ is key under the UDRP

This decision illustrates that, if several different parties may have rights to a domain name, the principle of ‘first come, first served’ is paramount.

12 November 2021

Appeal court issues significant decision on jurisdiction in case of online infringement

This decision of the Regional Court of Appeal may encourage foreign companies with registered trademarks in Turkey to sue more readily in case of online trademark infringement.

11 November 2021

“An endorsement of consequential and dangerous decisions”: ICANN asked to reopen issue of Trademark Clearinghouse secrecy and submissions

A newly published missive has contended that ICANN staff bypassed the multi-stakeholder process and took policymaking into their own hands during the development of the Trademark Clearinghouse.

10 November 2021

Maradona trademark dispute; Afghanistan IP office resumes operations; Ghana joins Geneva Act – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Chinese buying agent WeGoBuy launching an offer to users of a counterfeits forum, PepsiCo being ordered to cease use of its ‘Rise’ name, and much more.

09 November 2021

IP Court decision highlights evidence of use required to defend against non-use cancellation action

This decision of Taiwan’s IP Court demonstrates what type of evidence is required to prove trademark use when the mark at issue is used on a website that does not have a ‘.tw’ top-level domain.

09 November 2021

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