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A year of progress at the IP Office of the Philippines: exclusive 2022 review

In an exclusive guest post, the director general of the IP Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL), Rowel S Barba, reveals the biggest developments at the agency in 2022.

28 November 2022

US Supreme Court Lanham Act case will hopefully return US trademark law to more stable foundations

The US Supreme Court recently granted certiorari in a case that will hopefully settle conflicting Court of Appeals decisions on the cross-border reach of the Lanham Act, notes this week’s opinion.

26 November 2022

European IP offices: a year in review and what to expect in 2023

As 2023 nears, representatives from major IP offices across Europe share their annual highlights and what trademark practitioners should look out for in the future.

24 November 2022

SCOTUS to hear Jack Daniel’s v Bad Spaniels; Mattel launches NFT marketplace; USPTO expands pro bono scheme – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Dubai Customs registering over 4,000 trademarks, WIPO reducing fees for Benelux, Denmark, Japan and Tunisia designations, and much more.

22 November 2022

Is everything fair in love and Warhol?

The US Supreme Court decision on Andy Warhol’s use of Prince photos raises unresolved questions about fair use.

19 November 2022

New implementing regulations of the trademark law enter into force: what you need to know

The amendments intend to align the provisions of the Implementing Regulations with those of the trademark law, which was amended in July 2020.

17 November 2022

What the US midterm election results mean for IP policy

US Congress looks to be split after the midterm elections but experts tell WTR there is plenty of hope for movement on IP issues.

15 November 2022

Tackling cross-border online infringement: key takeaways from Mary Kay v Alibaba

Brand owners need to take great care when devising their enforcement and litigation strategies when it comes to online platforms. Deacons’ Charmaine Koo and Alibaba Group's senior legal counsel Iris Li share some key takeaways from the decision that has solidified Hong Kong’s stance on cross-border online infringement.

10 November 2022

“Food, glorious food”: cooking up trademark rights in India

No law currently outlines protection of culinary intellectual property in India, so restaurants and chefs must instead rely on two palatable alternatives to enforce their IP rights.

10 November 2022

China publishes timeline for actions to strengthen trademark protection

The timeline assigns deadlines from as early as December 2022, through to the end of 2025, for activities based on 2019 “Opinions on strengthening intellectual property protection”.

07 November 2022

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